La Baule, France
Community Manager, Common Living
Christopher Desponds joins the Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) program with over five years of property management experience. He holds a MS in Marketing and Communication from ESCP Business School as well as a BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2017, Christopher has worked with several cutting-edge hospitality and residential real estate companies, including Sonder, Starcity, and Common Living. During his time with these companies, he was a key player in the launch, lease-up, and management of dozens of properties ranging in size from 10–120 units.
During the MRED+D program, Christopher looks forward to furthering his knowledge of real estate finance, design, and urban planning. His goal is to gain a more holistic understanding of real estate development to build a career focused on innovative residential and mixed-use projects that are centered around sustainability, community, and affordability.
In his free time, Christopher enjoys training in Muay Thai, surfing, traveling, and exploring new restaurants in the Bay Area.