As a Partner with Hayes Commercial Group, Kristopher specializes in the sale and leasing of commercial and investment properties. His comprehensive understanding of complex transactions, in-depth knowledge of market data and trends, and talents in the marketing of commercial properties ensure his clients receive the highest quality representation possible.

Kristopher has been active in commercial real estate across the South Coast since 2003. He has been instrumental in deals spanning the entire spectrum of commercial real estate, successfully representing both local and national clients. Kristopher is among the most active brokers in the region and received the Pacific Coast Business Times 40 Under 40 Award in 2013 and consistently receives Costar’s PowerBroker awards.

Before entering the commercial real estate field, Kristopher was a part of UBS/PaineWebber’s Specialized Equity Transaction Group. Kristopher has been able to thrive in the team environment at Hayes Commercial Group through his commitment to service and integrity, his understanding of the commercial and capital markets, and his skill in both analytical and creative approaches to the deal process.

Professional Background

2015 – Present:
Hayes Commercial Group, Partner

2008 – 2015:
Hayes Commercial Group, Broker Associate

2005 – 2008:
Leider Hayes Commercial, Broker Associate


Kristopher has been in the Santa Barbara community for over 25 years, graduating with a B.A. in Business Economics with an Emphasis in Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Affiliations / Awards

  • California Bureau of Real Estate: Licensed Broker (lic. 01482732)
  • UCSB Economic Forecast: Contributing Author
  • California Economic Forecast: Contributing Author

Notable Clients & Transactions

Daketta Pacific & Erfolg Properties  over $99M in purchases and sales in 10 transactions
JR Family Trust  over $40M in purchases and sales in 6 transactions
Thomas E Luria  over $33M in purchases and sales in 7 transactions
Winn Family Trust  over $15M purchase and sales in 4 transactions
MBA Investments  over $17M in two sales transactions
AXA Investments  $13M sale of historic office/retail in Montecito Upper Village
SOMO SB LLC  purchases totaling over $12.7M assemblage of retail/land in Santa Barbara Funk Zone in 3 transactions
AXXCSS Investments  $12M sale of 2 office/industrial buildings totaling 75,000 SF
Fairview Shopping Center  handle leasing at Power Center with over 215,000 GLA
30 S La Patera  handle leasing at largest industrial building in Goleta with over 180,000 GLA
Riviera Business Park  handle leasing at one of Santa Barbara’s most historic office parks with over 90,000 GLA
924 Anacapa St  handle leasing at downtown Santa Barbara office with over 40,000 GLA