Linden Associates, Inc.

Christopher W. Kurz, President & CEO

Christopher W. Kurz, Pres. & CEO

Linden Associates, Inc. is a Mid-Atlantic based real estate company that specializes in the development, acquisition, management and financing of commercial properties from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Raleigh, North Carolina. Chris Kurz, the President of Linden Associates, has over thirty years of commercial real estate experience. After graduating from The Wharton School MBA program in 1971, Mr. Kurz worked for The Rouse Company. Since 1986, he has been on his own and has developed over 950,000 square feet of office, retail and industrial property in the Washington/Baltimore market. During his career, Mr. Kurz has developed or acquired over 2,300,000 square feet of commercial real estate and has arranged financing of approximately $750 million, of which $150 million involved properties in which he held a significant equity position.

Between his tenure at Rouse and starting his development company in 1986, Mr. Kurz worked for a bank, mortgage banker and investment banking firm specializing in real estate. As a principal in the real estate afiliate of Alex. Brown & Sons (now Deutsche Banc), he represented public pension fund clients in the financing and acquisition of commercial real estate throughout the United States. He was also responsible for the firm's marketing program to pension funds. As the Baltimore Regional Manager for H.G. Smithy Co., Chris represented the real estate departments of Travelers, Manulife and other insurance companies in the Baltimore and Washington markets. He was hired from Rouse by a regional bank in the mid-1970's to work out a portfolio of troubled assets.

In 1989 Mr. Kurz started and was the founding Chairman of the Board of Columbia Bancorp and the Columbia Bank. During his tenure the bank became profitable and went public. Today the bank is a healthy $1.0 billion financial institution. For more details on Chris Kurz and Linden Associates, see: