Christine Deschaine is a Senior Vice President at Kennedy Wilson Brokerage, specializing in the leasing and sale of retail properties. She has more than 25 years of experience in tenant and landlord representation and has worked extensively in urban redevelopment with some of the industry’s most prominent investors and developers.
Christine has been an integral part of the real estate groups responsible for the resurgence of neighborhoods such as Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, Montana Avenue, downtown Burbank, Hollywood Boulevard, Marina del Rey, and Culver City. Her expertise and familiarity with city planning officials and processes in the region have allowed her to shepherd projects through these municipalities and identify and secure a successful tenant mix.
Prior to joining Kennedy Wilson Brokerage in 2013, Christine served as Senior Vice President and partner at Lee & Associates for 20 years.
Christine is currently the exclusive agent for more than 580,000 square feet of commercial space. Since 2020, she has completed more than 117,000 square feet of commercial real estate transactions valued at over $67 million.
Recent notable transactions in her primary market area of Santa Monica include the sale of Wilshire & 19th ($16.5 million), a lease to HSBC ($6 million), the repositioning of an office property into the area’s first 365 by Whole Foods and a 14,700-square-foot lease with CVS at 5th St. and Wilshire Blvd. ($21.6 million). Other closings include a 15-year Starbucks drive-thru lease in West L.A. ($4.7 million) and multiple leases at The Culver Steps in Culver City including Erewhon Market, Sephora, CorePower Yoga, Mendocino Farms, Philz Coffee and Salt & Straw.
International Council of Shopping Centers
Board Member, Downtown Burbank Partnership (2020)
Founder and Board Member, ThinSpace Africa
Member, Commercial Real Estate Women Los Angeles (CREW-LA)
Advisory Board Member, CREW-LA (2012-2013)
Board Member, Bringing Hope to the Family (2019)
B.S., Business Administration
American Commercial Equities
Century West Properties
Champion Real Estate Company
Elliot Megdal & Associates
Hackman Capital Partners
Pacific Development Partners
Steaven Jones Development Co.
Tucker Investment Group
United El Segundo
West Coast Investors
Worthe Real Estate Group
2021 LA Times Inspirational Women, Executive (Mid-Size Company), Nominee
2021 GlobeSt. Women of Influence, Humanitarian of the Year, Nominee
2019 LABJ Women's Council, Volunteer of the Year Winner
2016 Los Angeles Power Woman, Bisnow
2014 Los Angeles Power Woman, Bisnow
2014 LABJ Nominated for Woman Making a Difference Award
2013 LABJ Nominated Volunteer of the Year
2012 Women at the Top award; California Real Estate Women Los Angeles (CREW-LA)
2012 Volunteer or the Year; Los Angeles Business Journal
2010 Commercial Real Estate Award-Landlord Representative, Restaurants; Los Angeles
2009 Business Journal Woman of Influence; Real Estate Southern California
2009 Volunteer of the Year, San Fernando Valley Business Journal
2008 Top 10 Producers Lee & Associates-LA North/Ventura
2006 LA’s Best Brokers Specializing in Retail Properties, Los Angeles Business Journal
2006 Top Retail Leasing Broker, CoStar Power Brokers
2006 Southern California’s Woman of Influence