Chris has over twenty-eight years of experience in Planning, Design, Land Economics and Airport Area Development. As President and CEO, Chris leads MXD Development Strategists (MXDdevelopment.com), an International Planning & Development Consultancy. Chris’ project portfolio spans over six continents and 50 countries including the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, Asia, India, Africa and the Middle East/MENA Region.
Chris has been at the leading edge of defining “Airport Connected Development”, “Economic Development Strategies”, “Innovation Hubs”, “Non-Aeronautical Revenues”, “Airport Cities” and “Aerotropoli”, through his involvement at international airports including Charlotte (NC), Atlanta (GA), Pittsburgh (PA), Dallas-Fort Worth (TX), Denver (CO), Phoenix (AZ) and Memphis (TN) in the USA; Vancouver (BC), Edmonton (AB), Calgary (AB), Regina (SK), Winnipeg (MB) and Halifax (NS) in Canada. Chris has also led projects in Australia (Western Sydney, Gold Coast, Townsville, Cairns), Ecuador (Quito), Brazil (Belo Horizonte), China (Hong Kong, Shanghai), Hungary (Budapest), South Africa (Johannesburg-Ekurhuleni), KSA (Jeddah) and Oman (Muscat).
Chris has published various journal articles on the topics of “Airport Connected Development”, “Airport Cities” and “Innovation”, and chaired conferences around the world exploring these topics. Chris acts as a key facilitator bridging the “Airport World” together with the “Commercial and Economic Development World”.