team

John B. Hill

John B. Hill, Principal

A veteran real estate professional, Mr. Hill has over thirty years of experience working across a broad spectrum of market conditions and geographies. Uniquely capable of analyzing the nuances of any given deal, Hill’s track record of success reflects his strong fiduciary capacity. Hill has been a partner of Mr. Sprague since 1980 in Sprague and Hill, Inc. where brokered over a quarter billion dollars in real estate transactions, and developed a wide range of projects involving multifamily, commercial office and retail projects. Hill and Sprague established Habitat Metro, LLC to focus specifically on value creation within infill, mixed use, commercial and residential contexts. Hill is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a B.S. from the School of Business.

Wm. Timothy Sprague, Principal

An attorney by training, Mr. Sprague is a lifelong entrepreneur with a broad portfolio of professional experience having served as president of Warwick & Co., Inc., his family’s private merchant and investment bank and co-managed the formation of its cross-border acquisition fund with Nacional Financiera, Mexico’s development bank, overseeing its Mexican manufacturing facilities. Sprague’s real estate experience has been driven by involvement in and creation of community. He has and continues to be an active member of numerous civic and charitable boards, including the Roosevelt Action Association, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, the Episcopal Habitat Coalition of Phoenix, the Urban Land Institute. He currently serves as the president of the Hance Park Conservancy that is partnering with the City of Phoenix to redevelop the 32.5 acre Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix.  Mr. Sprague holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Denise Christensen, Acquisitions & Development

Ms. Christensen is part of the Acquisitions and Development team at Habitat Metro.  She joined the company in 2014 with more than a decade of experience in the commercial real estate industry in the fields of sales, research and analytics, brokerage, and development. She earned her B.S. in Global Business with an emphasis in finance, Magna cum Laude, from Arizona State University and graduated at the top of her class with a Masters in Real Estate Development from the W. P. Carey School of Business also at Arizona State University. Ms. Christensen is an Arizona Real Estate licensee and is Argus DCF Certified.  She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute Arizona District Council, participating as the Membership Committee’s Integration Subcommittee Chair, a ULI NEXT Group Leader, NEXT Steering Committee Member, a Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee Member, an UrbanPlan Volunteer, and a former Young Leaders Group Partnership Forum mentee.