Christopher J. Cumella

As CEO, Chris Cumella directs all aspects of Cypress West’s strategic development, including property investments and acquisitions.

Throughout his career, Chris has been directly involved in transaction management for the portfolios of two Fortune 500 companies, investment acquisitions and dispositions, as well as capital raising efforts. His cumulative experience represents more than $2.5 billion of aggregate transactions and finance assignments, encompassing over 25 million square feet of commercial real estate.

Prior to forming Cypress West, Chris’ direct involvement in medical office assets has included the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of 1.4 million square feet and more than 30 assets. Chris served as Vice President at a national medical real estate acquisition firm; Director at the Steadfast Industrial and Multi-Family REIT; Western Regional Acquisitions Manager with the Passco Companies; and was an Associate with Cushman & Wakefield. Chris holds an MBA with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Westmont College. Chris is also a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of California and holds FINRA Series 7 & 63 licenses.