Vice President - Property Operations
California, Pacific Northwest
Christine Franz serves as Vice President of Property Management, responsible for all operations in Mill Creek Residential’s California and Pacific Northwest markets. Her responsibilities include property operations, asset management and renovations for both recent acquisitions and communities in development and lease-up. In addition, she participates in underwriting for potential acquisitions, collaborates with the development team on new developments, oversees assets dispositions and serves as a liaison to the joint venture partners.
Ms. Franz began her career in multifamily in Chicago working for Trammell Crow Residential. In 1997, when Avalon purchased Trammell Crow Residential Midwest, she moved into a management position and traveled to Seattle to onboard communities as Avalon merged with Bay Apartment Communities (AVB). She served as a Portfolio Manager in Seattle for AvalonBay. In 2001, Ms. Franz moved to Northern California as a Portfolio Operations Director and ultimately was promoted to Senior Portfolio Operations Director overseeing the San Francisco Portfolio of 2500+ homes. She has experience managing diverse product types including high-rise, garden, and retail. During her tenure with AvalonBay, Christine was responsible for pre-development and lease-up deliveries of more than ten communities in Northern California. She also has extensive knowledge managing multiple brands, which include high-end, urban and value branded communities.
Ms. Franz is a member of the California Apartment Association Executive Committee and has been part of the Board of Directors since 2007. She served as the chair of the Tri-County Division of the California Apartment Association from 2016-2018.
San Mateo, CA