Our Team

Chris Bornhoft, CCIM

Senior Commercial Broker

Chris joined Windermere Manito in 2013, with an emphasis on commercial real estate. With a background in property development and management, financing, leasing, sales and commercial property; Chris’s unique background makes him one of the most qualified commercial real estate professionals in the field. 

Chris earned his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 2015, and is a commercial real estate investor himself. He has walked in his clients’ shoes, knows every aspect of the commercial real estate business, and has a passion for what he does. 


  • University of Idaho – Graduated 1998


  • President & Managing Member of Starlen Properties – (2005-present)
  • Development & Financing at Vandervert Developments – (2009-2013)
  • Director of Operations for Corporate Pointe Developers – (2003-2006)

Professional & Trade Associations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Washington State [License #113423] (since 2013)
  • Commercial Brokers Association [CBA]
  • Spokane Association of REALTORS [SAR]
  • Washington Association of REALTORS [WAR]
  • National Association of REALTORS [NAR]
  • Real Estate Traders Club of Spokane (2013-present)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers [ICSC] (since 2006)
  • Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS [WSCAR] (2014-present)
  • Washington State CCIM Chapter [CCIM WA] (2014-present)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member [CCIM] – Designee (2015-present)
  • Spokane Rotary Club 21 (2015 – present)

Boards & Committees

  • Washington State CCIM Chapter President (2019)
  • Real Estate Traders Club of Spokane – President (2016)
  • Real Estate Traders Club of Spokane – Board Member (2014-2016)
  • Spokane Association of REALTORS – Finance Committee Member [SAR] (2015-2016)
  • Spokane Association of REALTORS -Presidential Advisory Group [PAG] (2015-present)
  • Washington Association of REALTORS – Finance Committee Member [WAR] (2015-2016)
  • Washington State Commercial Association of REALTORS [WSCAR] – Board of Directors (2016-2018)
  • National Association of REALTORS – Real Estate Research Committee – (2015-2016)
  • Spokane-Kootenai Real Estate Research Committee [SKRERC Market Forum]-Board of Trustees (2012-2018)
  • The Estates at Highland Park Home Owners Association -Board Member, President (2014-Present)

Industry Awards

  • 1999 International Industry Communications Association (ICIA) National Powerpoint Design Champion
  • 2013 Inland Business Catalyst Magazine – “Top 20 Under 40” Award

Contact Information

Abigail Davidson

Abigail joined the Windermere family as Chris Bornhoft’s Administrative Assistant in February 2021. She is a loving mother of two young children and has a few fur babies as well. As a life-long Spokane native, she loves spending time outdoors and enjoying our very seasonal weather.

In 2009, she graduated from Lewis & Clark High School, and is currently working on her AA degree in Administrative Office Management, which she plans to complete in the next year or so. Although she has worked in a few different fields of employment, her main focus has always been centered around customer service and helping others. 

Abigail is a key part of the Windermere Commercial team; she assures that all our commercial listings are up to date and professionally maintained. Each day she looks for opportunities to further advance her knowledge of the commercial real estate industry.


  • Spokane Community College 2018 – Ongoing
  • Lewis & Clark High School Graduated 2009


  • Windermere Commercial/Assistant Feb 2021 – Present
  • Alternative Nursing Services/Caregiver Dec 2020 – March 2021
  • Budget Arbor & Logging/Receptionist Sept 2020 – Dec 2020
  • SCC Library/Front Desk Circulation Oct 2018 – Sept 2020
  • TMC Transportation/Fleet Manager May 2017 – Mar 2018
  • Fred’s Appliance/Dispatcher Aug 2016 – May 2017
  • Sphyra/Data Entry & Processor May 2012 – Aug 2014
  • West, Inc/Foreclosure De-escalation Oct 2009 – Mar 2012