Executive Team


Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Christopher has over forty five (45) years of experience in the commercial real estate business. Upon relocating to Austin, Mr. Christopher continues to be the driving force behind Christopher Commercial by playing a hands-on role in managing and improving his investments.

Dan Myrick


Mr. Myrick has been with the organization since 1999. Licensed and admitted to practice law in both Michigan and Texas, Mr. Myrick is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to his role of General Counsel to Christopher and related entities, he also serves as Chief Operating Officer for Christopher serving as a key strategic participant in creating and implementing the vision of the organization.

Garrett Christopher

Acquisitions & Asset Management

Garrett holds a bachelors degree from Michigan State University where his major concentrations were Finance and Economics. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA). He is a licensed real estate Salesperson in Texas.

Fred Butt

Chief Financial Officer

Fred has been employed by CCI since 1997 providing management of all financial aspects of the company. Fred earned both an undergraduate and a M.B.A. in Professional Accounting from Michigan State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Joseph Christopher

Brokerage Services

Joseph holds a bachelors degree in business management from Michigan State University and has been working for the company since January 2005. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR), and has earned the coveted CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member).

Dan Machiela

Vice President Construction & Maintenance

Mr. Machiela has spent over thirty years (30) in the construction industry. He is responsible for oversight of all construction related activities for the company as well as all maintenance.


Company Operations

Zack holds a business degree from Michigan State University and joined the day to day operations of the company in 2011. Zack assists in all matters related to the retail property management portfolio and on special projects for the multi-family side of the business. In addition, Zack serves as a key participant in the administration of the corporate headquarters and is the company’s resident expert in all things information technology related, especially those dealing with our social media presence and corporate and property website platforms.

Justin Chung

Vice President Retail Property Operations

Justin holds a bachelors degree in business from Western Michigan University. Before joining CCI Justin was a consultant for Ernst and Young and an auditor for Comerica Bank. Previously, Justin was the Senior Financial Controller at Christopher Investment overseeing the daily finance and accounting operations. Justin is currently a active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and holds a CPM© designation.

Elisha Cianci-Gorder

Vice President Multi-Family

Elisha is responsible for providing management oversight to Christopher Investment’s properties in the Austin Metropolitan area. Elisha consistently evaluates operations and procedures, marketing strategies, occupancy goals and most importantly financial oversight. Having worked in multi-family management for 20 years, Elisha has overseen properties in the Houston, DC Metro and Austin markets. Elisha is currently an active member with the Texas Apartment Association and a CPM© Candidate with the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Jacqueline Stein

Director of Accounting

Jacqueline holds a bachelors degree in Business with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Finance from High Point University. Jacqueline has experience in both accounting and property management at Christopher Investment Company. She is responsible for all accounts payable and accounts receivable for our commercial and multi-family properties. Jacqueline manages and performs all daily financial operations, as well as, all financial reportings for both the commercial and multi-family properties. Jacqueline joined Christopher Investment Company in 2018.