Lynn Crist

Lynn Crist

Biography

Ms. Crist began her real estate career in Denver in the mid 1980's as a commercial real estate appraiser with a large local appraisal firm. She subsequently achieved the designation of Member of Appraisal Institute (MAI) and ran her own appraisal company in Denver serving local and national clients. She then spent a number of years in various banking capacities where she helped finance numerous acquisition and development loans, underwrote loans for an investment-banking firm in New York City, and underwrote loans for an exclusive lending relationship with Prudential through her work at Mile High Companies. She subsequently joined Mile High Development as a project manager assisting in the analysis of potential and on-going development opportunities. She then was in partnership with Mile High Development from 2004 through 2011 and facilitated three residential mixed-use developments: Museum Residences, DU Light Rail Station Housing and an Affordable Senior Housing project known as The Apartments at Yale Station. She is currently the President of The Morrison Group specializing in the development of affordable housing properties in the Denver Metropolitan Area. Her most recent project is a 13-unit deed-restricted rowhome development in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood. All units were sold to buyers with incomes ranging from 80-120% of the area median income. This development was completed in 2018. The land was purchased from the Denver Housing Authority and the project received support and approval from the City of Denver Office of Economic Development, which contributed funding from their Inclusionary Housing Fund. Ms. Crist works on all aspects of development of these projects. A second townhouse project in Curtis Park is under consideration.

Ms. Crist has an MBA in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Finance from the University of Denver. She is a licensed real estate broker and held the Appraisal Institutess MAI designation from 1988 through 2013. She is an active member of the Colorado Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and she has been a mentor for the Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI)  a collaboration between the City and County of Denver Office of Economic Development and ULI.