Management

Christopher M. West

Partner/Chief Executive Officer

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Chris leads the Cullinan organization on a day-to-day basis with specific responsibility for implementation of new developments, leasing, marketing and administration. He also heads the Development and Tenant Coordination team of Cullinan Properties and has successfully completed the development and redevelopment of hundreds of millions of dollars in lifestyle and retail shopping centers. He designed the master development plans for projects such as the 200-acre Grand Prairie Developments, the Levee District and the Streets of St Charles, as well as the redevelopments of The Shoppes at College Hills and East Court Village.

Chris began his association with Cullinan Properties in early 2002 as the leader of Urban Retail

Properties’ development of the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. After Urban’s acquisition in 2002, Chris later joined Cullinan as Partner and Group President.

As Vice President of Development with Urban Retail Properties, Chris spent 17 years developing, expanding and renovating more than 10 major projects nationwide. Chris pays particular attention not only to the flow and logistics of a development, but also to the special amenities which can set a project apart from its competitors. While cognizant of the budget constraints of any project, Chris is nationally recognized for his ability to inject unique features into his new development or redevelopment projects.

A partial listing of his current and past development projects include:

  • Rock Run Crossings – Joliet, IL
  • Austin VA Clinic – Austin, TX
  • The Levee District at East Peoria Downtown – East Peoria, IL
  • Lofts at Euclid – St. Louis, MO
  • Streets of St. Charles – Metro St. Louis, MO
  • Shoppes at College Hills – Bloomington-Normal, IL
  • Shoppes at Grand Prairie – Peoria, IL
  • East Court Village – Pekin, IL
  • Shoppes at Henry Crossing – Metro Atlanta, GA
  • Burleson Commons – Metro Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Galleria at Roseville Promenade – Roseville, CA
  • Dayton Mall Renovation & Expansion – Dayton, OH
  • Orland Square Mall Renovation – Orland Park, IL
  • River Oaks Expansion and Enclosure – Calumet City, IL
  • Oak Brook Center Expansion – Oak Brook, IL