License Number: RS-81777
Christine Akins is an accomplished commercial real estate investment professional
with more than 30 years of experience in acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures,
equity raising, asset valuation, debt placement and international capital raising. In
addition, Christine launched Studio Zimzala in 2017 to create solutions for clients’
interior design needs.
Previously, as Senior Managing Director at CBRE, she led the multifamily
investment sales practice of 175 professionals in the Americas and was responsible
for commanding the growth of CBRE’s market-leading position, including business
development, client coverage, and various corporate growth initiatives within
Capital Markets. While at LaSalle Investment Management, she held the position
of managing director responsible for sourcing, underwriting, structuring and closing
multifamily acquisitions totaling over $3 billion of assets. Additionally, she held the
role of fund investment officer for LaSalle Property Fund where she assisted in
raising $1.7 billion in equity for the launch of the firm’s flagship open-ended core
fund. Prior to LaSalle, at Equity Residential, she was responsible for monetizing
over $2 billion of multifamily product in a variety of markets across the U.S.
Christine is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, attended the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, holds an active real estate sales license in the State of Hawaii
and is an active participant in several real estate and design industry organizations
including Urban Land Institute and IIDA.