Land Advisors Organization Hires Top Project Underwriter Christopher Shiota

Irvine, CA October 12, 2017 – Land Advisors Organization, a nationwide advisory firm focused on the acquisition and disposition of land and land-related assets, is pleased to announce that Christopher Shiota has joined the firm as Vice President.

Joining industry veterans, Terry Ruckle and Mackey O’Donnell on Land Advisors’ Special Projects team, Shiota will be providing clients with transactional advisory services on residential master planned communities. Additionally, he will be providing underwriting expertise for Land Advisors’ clients in the acquisition and disposition of residential land throughout California.

One of the most sought after project underwriters within the residential land industry, Shiota is a consummate professional with an immense amount of knowledge and experience of private equity and residential development. Terry Ruckle, Founding Principal at Land Advisors Organization, states, “Shiota’s extensive background in real estate finance with an emphasis on master planned communities will offer unparalleled value to our clients.  We are extremely fortunate to add him to our team.”

For over a decade, Shiota’s financial expertise has been considered invaluable. He has created a strong track record of successfully managing and underwriting complex residential projects while working with various stakeholders across multiple businesses. Shiota has served as a Senior Associate at Trimont Real Estate Advisors and Assistant Vice Principal at Kennedy Wilson/Meyers, LLC. Most recently, he served as the Director of Investment Management at Isles Ranch Partners for almost five years, where he focused on underwriting development opportunities, performing due diligence, and managing over 40 residential investments.

“We are excited to have someone of Shiota’s caliber and experience to join Land Advisors Organization.” says Senior Vice President, Mackey O’Donnell. “He brings executive experience from working with multi-billion dollar companies in both investment management and underwriting new opportunities. His deep experience across a broad range of asset classes will benefit Land Advisors’ homebuilder, land developer, and investor clients.”

Land Advisors is confident that Shiota’s remarkable underwriting capabilities will bring a distinct advantage to its clients. R. Jeffrey Spindler, Founding Principal and President of Land Advisor’s California Division, explains, “His strong financial background and understanding of financial metrics will assist our clients in maximizing the value of their properties.”  Land Advisors will be able to continue to expand its platform of client services with Shiota by offering the best-in-class and most insightful analysis in the industry.


Media Contact:
Jennifer Kearby, Marketing Associate
Land Advisors Organization