Executive Team



Mr. Christopher has over thirty (30) 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.

Joseph Christopher

Broker, CCIM

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)

Garrett Christopher

Vice President, Operations & 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.


Property Manager

Zack holds a business degree from Michigan State University. He joined the company in 2011.

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).

Dan Myrick

Vice President & General Counsel

Mr. Myrick has been with the organization since 1999. Licensed and admitted to practice law in both Michigan and Texas, his role is that of general legal counsel to Christopher and related entities. His practice has been primarily devoted to all legal aspects of closely held businesses.

Dan Machiela

Vice President, Construction & Facilities Services

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

Justin Chung

Senior Financial Controller

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.

Elisha Cianci-Gorder

Regional Manager

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 17 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.

Ryan O'Connor

Vice President of Accounting

Ryan is currently assisting in the management and operations of the accounting and finance function. He previously worked in Chicago, IL with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and with Potbelly Sandwich Shops. Ryan graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Ithaca College and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Illinois.