Christopher B. Byrd,
Area Vice President, Leasing
Chris is Area Vice President of Leasing for Weingarten’s Mountain Region. Located in the Phoenix, Arizona, regional office, he is responsible for 37 shopping centers consisting of more than 4.5 million square feet in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. He is actively involved in the existing asset portfolio as well as anchor tenant leasing, acquisitions, new development and redevelopment efforts. Chris joined Weingarten in 2002 as a leasing executive and in 2006 he was named a top national producer. He was promoted to regional director of leasing in 2008 and became a vice president in 2010. Prior to joining Weingarten, Chris was a senior financial consultant with Merrill Lynch in Houston. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and an active member in The Valley Partnership.