Chambers, Christa

Christa Chambers

Christa has 25 years of experience in real estate capital markets as an owner, investor, lender and developer across various property types including office, multifamily, retail, hospitality and senior housing. In her current role as Vice President Capital Markets for Ryan Companies, Christa leads the sourcing, negotiation and closing of equity and debt, as well as leading dispositions, for Ryan’s development projects and acquisitions in the western region.

Before joining Ryan, Christa was Chief Operating Officer at Talon Private Capital, where she oversaw the acquisition, disposition and refinance of more than $1 billion of value-add office investments, formed a property management company and structured joint ventures with institutional investors. As COO, Christa was also responsible for financial budgeting and planning, investor relations and all company operations. And, before Talon, Christa was Chief Financial Officer at Kemper Development Company, a family-owned real estate company located in downtown Bellevue, WA. where she helped raise more than $1.3 billion for the expansion of Lincoln Square, the trophy holding of a $5 billion portfolio. While at KDC, she negotiated ownership transfers, property acquisitions/sales and debt transactions and was responsible for the leadership of the company’s accounting, financing and IT departments.

Before moving to the owner side, Christa had a career in banking as a lender and FDIC bank examiner. Most recently, she worked for Keybank Real Estate Capital where she held the title of Regional Executive and lead real estate loan originations and portfolio management for the bank’s Northwest Region.

Christa currently serves on the Board of NW Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute where she chairs the Sponsorship Committee and is a member of the Urban Mixed-Use Bronze council. She has held past positions on various Boards, most notably the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, the Bellevue Downtown Association (Executive Committee and Treasurer) and the Bellevue Police Foundation (past chair).

Christa lives in Seattle, WA and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration from Pacific Lutheran University.