About Us

Our History

Highline originated in 2003 as a partner in a hedge fund which acquired non-performing secured debt.  Highline applied the same investment principles and launched a private lending platform that extended credit to commercial properties throughout Colorado.  Currently Highline focuses on deploying its own capital in commercial ventures including development and note acquisitions.   

About Our Name

Highline is considered the premier bump run at Vail and has a unique parallel to our business. The trail is extremely challenging and requires careful thought and precision to successfully navigate the terrain. We employ the same thoughtfulness in our approach to real estate to ensure that our investment is a successful one. 

Managing Principal


Chris Harff, the founder of Highline, is a principal in several real estate partnerships that acquire under performing properties and repositions them to achieve attractive returns.   Successful projects include investments in the office, retail and land sectors.  

As principal of a hedge fund and real estate lending platform, Chris has extensive experience acquiring and managing real estate assets through their life cycle.  Most recently, he has developed retail assets in the Colorado market and acted as a court appointed Receiver for multiple assets throughout the western U.S. 

Chris was formerly the CFO of a private equity backed company sold to Microsoft and served as director of a $250 million leasing company.   Chris began his career with Ernst & Young as a CPA and worked as an investment banker in Los Angeles.  Chris graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a B.S.B.A. in Business and a Masters in Accounting.