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Lou Christopher

Vice Chairman


Lou Christopher Vice Chairman US
Washington, D.C. 1900 N Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

Professional Experience

With an unparalleled understanding of complex real estate transactions, Lou Christopher has led some of the Washington, DC market area’s most significant real estate assignments on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, large law firms and other leading enterprises. He provides many of these organizations with national and international representation and has conducted transactions in more than 80 markets. As a 29-year industry veteran, Lou is known as a trusted advisor who delivers meaningful and measurable results.

As a market leader, Lou’s work is distinguished by an exhaustive approach focused on how the real estate solution should support his clients’ strategic business goals. His market knowledge, financial expertise, proficiency in negotiating construction related issues and wide transactional experience continue to deliver superior outcomes. All told, Lou has completed over 30 transactions in excess of 75,000 square feet. He is honored to have worked with a wide variety of exceptional clients including: Accenture, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, CEB, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., McKesson Corporation, McKinsey & Company, Nestle USA, Paul Hastings LLP, Strayer University, LLC, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Serving as Vice Chairman, Lou is a leader within CBRE and serves on the Executive Committee of the firm’s National Law Firm Group and most recently as Chairman of the firm’s Americas Producers Advisory Board. He is also consistently recognized by industry organizations for his market leadership.


  • 2017 recipient of the Colbert Coldwell Circle Award (which recognizes the top three percent of commissioned salespeople at CBRE)
  • 2014 & 2017 Top 10 Producer, across all service lines, globally for CBRE
  • 2014 honored with CBRE’s Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award for his relentless drive to be the best, challenging himself and those around him
  • 2010 Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors (GWCAR) Broker of the Year
  • Recognized by Real Estate Forum and Commercial Property News as one of the top 25 brokers in the United States on multiple occasions

Professional Affiliations

  • Long-time member of Children’s Hospital Foundation Board
  • 2012 Chair of Catholic Charities Annual Gala
  • Member of the Don Bosco Cristo Rey Business Advisory Committee


  • A native of Washington, DC, Mr. Christopher graduated from Denison University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

Select Corporate Headquarters Consolidations

  • Nestle USA
  • ManTech International Corporation
  • Strayer University, LLC
  • The Corporate Executive Board Company
  • McKesson Corporation

Select Law Firm Transactions

  • Arnold & Porter, LLP
  • Dentons US, LLP
  • K&L Gates, LLP
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP

Tenants Represented

Law Firms

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Dentons US LLP
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Jenner & Block
  • K&L Gates, LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Nossaman, LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Whiteford Taylor Preston, LLP
  • Williams & Jensen PLLC

Not For Profit Organizations

  • The American Association for Justice
  • Americas Community Bankers
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Gerontological Society of America
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • The National Consumers League
  • The Public Welfare Foundation

Government Affairs Offices

  • Bayer Corporation USA
  • Chevron Corporation
  • The Ford Motor Company
  • General Electric Company
  • Herman Miller, Inc.
  • Hitachi, Ltd
  • MasterCard Incorporated
  • Nestle USA
  • News Corporation


  • Compaq Computer Corporation
  • The Corporate Executive Board Company
  • Dell Inc.
  • Global Crossing Ltd.
  • Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • LECG Corporation
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Nestle
  • Reed Elsevier
  • Strayer University, LLC
  • Suzo-Happ Group
  • Thomson
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Western Union Holdings, Inc

Financial Institutions

  • Acon Investments, LLC
  • Arlington Capital Partners
  • Chevy Chase Bank, F.S.B.
  • City National Bank
  • Experian
  • HFF, L.P.
  • John Hancock
  • NEA

Defense Contractors

  • LMC Properties
  • ManTech International Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • USIS

Other Select Tenants Represented

  • Berman and Company
  • CannonDesign
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc
  • Rewards Plus





Lou Christopher Vice Chairman US
Washington, D.C. 1900 N Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

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Colbert Coldwell Circle

Colbert Coldwell Circle

Our top 3% of producers, who exemplify our firm's tradition of integrity, exceptional performance and client service.