Chris Hurlburt is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, where his practice focuses on commercial real estate acquisition, financing, and development. In addition, Chris has extensive experience negotiating and drafting shopping center, retail, and industrial leases on behalf of tenant clients in transactions involving some of the largest and most active REIT’s in the country. He is also a licensed title agent in the State of Ohio, and has handled a broad range of commercial title insurance transactions over the years, including air-rights subleases, railroad easements, and urban ground leases.
Prior to joining Graydon, Chris was commercial real estate attorney with a prominent small Cincinnati firm, where he ran its wholly owned title agency. He also one of the founding principals and the manager of a high-volume, multi-state title company which handled REO sales for several national lenders.
Chris earned his JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, an Honors Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University, and a BS in Computer Information Technology from Northern Kentucky University. He is a classically trained pianist, weekend violist, and a voracious consumer of all genres of music from J.S. Bach to Taylor Swift. Chris is married to his high-school sweetheart, whom he met in Latin class their freshman year of high school, and with whom he has two daughters (both students at McNicholas High School, where Chris’s wife is a science teacher). They reside in New Richmond, Ohio, where they share their home with two dogs, three cats, one horse, and several goats, all of whom are spoiled.