Christopher Peatross

Founder and CEO

Christopher Peatross is the Founder and CEO of Swift Real Estate Partners, responsible for the firm’s strategic vision and leadership of its investment platform.  Christopher founded Swift in 2010, bringing over 34 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, with expertise ranging from development, leasing and management, to private equity fundraising and investments of large-scale commercial real estate transactions.

Before founding Swift, Christopher was the President and CEO of CarrAmerica, Trizec, and Equity Office Properties (EOP) where he oversaw all aspects of EOP’s 56 million square foot office portfolio, successfully creating one of the nation’s leading real estate companies.

Prior to joining EOP, he served for five years at CarrAmerica as the Northern California Managing Director.

Earlier in his career, Christopher served at Spieker Properties, Catellus Development Corporation, DivcoWest and Hunter Properties.

Christopher and his wife of 22 years, Beverly Jane, reside in Lafayette, CA with their four children, Chandler, Audrey, Charlie and Swift, and their dog, cat, 20 chickens and 300+ honeybees.  Christopher and Beverly Jane have endowed scholarships through the Leland Scholars Program (LSP) aimed at aiding first generation, under-resourced and low-income students in making the transition to college.

Christopher earned a Quantitative Economics degree from Stanford University, where he was also a member of the Stanford Cardinal football team.  He is a member of ULI and YPO.