Chris Leavitt is Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Regency Centers.
Chris oversees the company’s accounting and risk management corporate-support functions as well as the forecasting process that guides short-term and strategic cash flow, capital needs and Funds From Operations earnings estimates.
Chris joined Regency in 1984 as Senior Manager and Controller. With Regency’s initial public offering in 1993, he assumed the role of Treasurer and Vice President of Finance. Chris has participated in many significant mergers and portfolio acquisitions, most notably with Branch Properties, Midland Properties, Pacific Retail Trust and First Washington. He was appointed Senior Vice President in 1999.
Prior to Regency, Chris served as Assistant Controller for American National Bank and an auditor at KPMG. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of West Florida. Chris and his wife, Beth, enjoy watching their kids participate in sports, vacationing in North Carolina, saltwater fishing and Auburn Tigers football games.