Chris has nearly a decade of engineering, construction, development, and project management experience, spanning sectors such as commercial, residential, hospitality, mixed-use, and civil engineering. At Riverside Investment & Development, Chris is responsible for project management oversight of pre-development, design, construction, and completion of development projects, including 110 North Wacker Drive as well as 1900 Lawrence in Denver.

Prior to joining Riverside, Mr. Payne began his career at Lend Lease where he led talented teams to deliver prominent Chicago high-rise developments such as 151 North Franklin Street and 455 North Park Drive.

Chris received BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Chris Payne


Future Leaders Committee, Chicago, Treasurer (2018)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Chicago 2019)

Student Competition First-Round Jury (2019)

25 July 2019

Tour 110 North Wacker with CTBUH Chicago (Sold Out)

Join the Chicago Chapter of the CTBUH in exploring the design and construction of 110 North Wacker, an under-construction 57-story office tower.

22 May 2019

Challenges & Opportunities: The Developer's Perspective

Join the Chicago Chapter of the CTBUH for a panel discussion, featuring representatives from leading Chicago developers exploring the overall 2019 real estate investment outlook.

22 May 2019

CTBUH Chicago Hosts Panel Discussion at the CAC

The Chicago Chapter of the CTBUH hosted a panel discussion at the CAC on the topics of new construction, refurbishment and affordability in relation to the city of Chicago.

27 November 2018

10th World Congress Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting

Plans for the 2019 CTBUH 10th World Congress are now well underway, beginning with an initial meeting of the Steering Committee at the Chicago Architecture Center.