President and CEO, Linden Associates, Inc.
Christopher W. Kurz is currently President and CEO of Linden Associates, Inc., a regional real estate services and mortgage banking company engaged in the financing, acquisition, development and management of commercial property. The firm also consults for corporations on real estate matters. Previously, he was a Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of McGill Development Company, which grew into the fourth largest commercial real estate development company in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. Kurz served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Columbia Bancorp and The Columbia Bank that is a $500 million, publicly traded bank holding company. As a Principal at Alex Brown Real Estate Group, Inc. he acquired investments for pension fund clients. Other companies with which Kurz has been involved include J.G. Smithy Company, Maryland National Corporation, and the Rouse Company.
Kurz holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Some of his professional affiliations include memberships in the Urban Land Institute where he has been a member of the national leadership group, Chair of the Baltimore District Council, Vice-Chair of the Small Scale Blue Development Council, and a National Program Committee member. He is also a member of the international Council of Shopping Centers, past member of NAIOP, the Mortgage Bankers Association and past board member of the Catherine McAuley Housing Foundation in Denver.