B.A., MRTPI, ULI
Senior Consultant: Urban Planning and Placemaking Advisory
License # RPP MCIP
Chris Kuno joined Colliers as an urban planning consultant following a career in professional baseball and has served as a project manager and analyst on a range of projects related to the reimagining of existing real estate assets into financially sustainable places with unique character and identity. He holds a Master of Urban Planning degree with a specialization in Real Estate and Development from McGill University.
Chris provides expertise in policy creation, destination creation, special district planning, planning approvals, development feasibility, and strategic portfolio planning for private and public sector clients.
A registered planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners, a committee member of the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centres, and NAIOP Real Estate Development Association, Chris is an active member in the planning community.
Colliers Rising Star 2021
Registered Planner: Canadian Institute of Planners
Master of Urban Planning - McGill University
Bachelor of Urban Geography - University of Calgary
Memberships & Involvements
Canadian Institute of Planners: RPP MCIP
Simon Fraser University Beedie Urban Development Program - Guest Lecturer
Committee Member: Urban Land Institute Young Leader Group
American Planning Association
Urban Development Institute
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, BC United Church of Canada, Anglican Church of Canada, Salvation Army, Options Community Services Society, Non-Profit Housing Co-Operative in Burnaby, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver Island University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Capilano University
- BC Ferries, City of Surrey, City of Nanaimo, City of Vancouver, City of West Kelowna, City of Penticton, District of West Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI), City of Coquitlam, City of Calgary, City of Victoria, Comox Valley Regional District
- BDO (Binder Dijker Otte), Private Real Estate Portfolios, California based investment fund, Canadian Property Developers (Residential, Office, Industrial)
- McLeod Lake Indian Band, Kwikwetlem First Nation, ʔaq̓am, Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, Swan Lake First Nation
"Your team’s data-driven approach, and attention to the key diligence questions at hand, enabled us the confidence to validate our investment thesis. We were particularly impressed with the team who spent countless hours with us and really tailored the analysis, approach, and takeaways on our key questions. The flexibility, dedication and data-driven approach that your team showed was exactly what was required to develop the materials that allowed us to leverage your deep understanding of the market for development activity (both commercial and residential, as well as public sector driven) in British Columbia. We very much look forward to the next opportunity to work together."
Senior Vice President, Planning & Placemaking
Russell leads the Colliers Planning and Placemaking team based out of Vancouver. Over the years, he has managed development and planning advisory assignments locally, as well as throughout North America, China, and the Middle East. He provides expertise in strategic planning, land capacity analyses, demand modelling, demographic forecasting, and economic placemaking, ultimately with the goal of creating unique and successful destinations within existing urban fabrics.