Christopher Kearley


Chris is the new executive director for real estate tax services with Ernst & Young. He was formerly with Deloitte in the Los Angeles office for over 30 years serving numerous real estate clients and many of the owners of his privately-held clients. He has extensive experience serving all types of real estate companies including REITs, homebuilders, hotel owners-operators, office and residential developments. Chris also serves several large nonprofit clients, including both public charities and private foundations. His service includes conversions of private companies to public REITs and providing tax services and advising clients around unrelated business income tax planning and charitable giving strategies. Chris is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He served on the Finance Committee (and Board of Directors for six years, two as treasurer) for the Frank D. Lanterman Foundation for 12 years.