Christine Espenshade joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2019 as a vice chairmen in the company’s Washington, DC, office. A 20-year multifamily real estate veteran, Christine has substantial expertise in the development of student, seniors and family housing; property management; construction management; accounting; valuation policy; and underwriting. She has managed the sale or recapitalization of more than $8 billion in multifamily investments throughout the U.S.
Prior to Newmark Knight Frank, Christine co-led JLL’s national multifamily platform while also leading a Mid-Atlantic-based multifamily team of nine professionals. In this role, she was responsible for business development, financial underwriting and representing owners in the sale and capitalization of multifamily assets in the region, which included Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Prior to launching her career in investment sales, Christine held positions at Munimae, JPI and Archon Group.
Partial Client List
- JBG Smith
- JP Morgan
- Maryland’s Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2014 and 2017
- “Star to Watch,” Commercial Property Executive magazine, 2015
- Baltimore Magazine “40 Under 40,” 2008
- Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
- Member, National Multifamily Housing Council
- Licensed real estate broker, commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, District of Columbia and state of Maryland
- Heroine of Washington, March of Dimes, 2017
- Board of trustees, Walters Art Museum
- Board of trustees, Enoch Pratt Library
- Chair, Annual Fund for The Calvert School, 2018
- President, Princeton Alumni Association of Maryland, 2011-2016
Christine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the department of politics at Princeton University.