Chris Allen

Executive Director of Real Estate

As the executive director of the Real Estate Office, Chris Allen is responsible for handling all real estate matters for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, as well as Michigan Medicine, with responsibility for all transactions involving real estate, including the negotiation of purchases, sales, acceptance of gifts, due diligence, access to university property, property encumbrances and restrictions, surveys, and mineral rights. The Real Estate Office also handles commercial and office space leasing for university departments, including searches, negotiations, leasehold improvements, and landlord relations. In addition, management of certain U-M properties, including leasing, maintenance and finances, is handled by the Real Estate Office until the properties are demolished, sold, or transferred to another university department.

Prior to becoming the executive director of real estate, Chris served as the assistant vice president, and director of special projects in the office of the CEO at McKinley Companies. 

Before joining McKinley, he worked as a CPA at PwC, providing assurance and advisory services to a broad range of clients. Chris is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in economics and a master's in accounting.