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 that his clients receive the highest quality representation possible. Excelling in market analysis, Kristopher is integral in the writing of the Hayes Commercial Group quarterly reports.

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 consistently among the most active brokers in the region and received the Pacific Coast Business Times 40 Under 40 Award in 2013.

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 nearly 18 years, graduating with a B.A. in Business Economics with an Emphasis in Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Affiliations / Awards

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • California Bureau of Real Estate: Licensed Broker (lic. 01482732)
  • UCSB Economic Forecast: Contributing Author
  • California Economic Forecast: Contributing Author

Notable Clients & Transactions

Baril Investments  represented investor in purchase of 27,000 sf office property in downtown Santa Barbara

Mesa Lane Partners represented developer in largest purchase of land in Funk Zone in over 20 years

CRR, LLC  represented local investors in purchase of 70,000 sf office/industrial property with excess land

Coastal Investments  represented local investors in purchase of 11,000 sf retail property

Figueroa Investors represented local investors in purchase of 22,000 sf retail property with excess land

Rincon Technologies helped global tech company buy headquarters and represented them in 45,000 sf of leases

Coastal Copy  represented local company in purchase of 10,200 sf office/industrial building

Dargan’s  represented owner of Dargan’s in purchase of restaurant building

Allen Associates  represented construction company in purchase of 4,565 sf office/retail building

Tunnel Enterprises  represented local owner/developer in purchase of industrial property with two developable parcels of land

Network Hardware Resale  helped tech retailer lease 98,000 sf of office and warehouse

55 Castilian LLC represented landlord in 79,000 sf of leasing in office/R&D building