Christine Deschaine

Senior Vice President | Brokerage

Christine Deschaine


(310) 887-6440

Agent License Number

DRE #00905121

Property Type



Agency Leasing
Investment Disposition and Acquisition

Market Area

California - Southern


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

Select Clients

American Commercial Equities
Auerbach Realty
Century West Properties
Champion Real Estate Company
Elliot Megdal & Associates
GPI Companies
Hackman Capital Partners
Metropolitan Pacific
OTO Development
Pacific Development Partners
Palm Associates
Steaven Jones Development Co.
Tooley Interests
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