Christina M. Sprecher

T 513.651.6105
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

With over twenty years of diversified experience in commercial real estate, Christina's practice focuses on the acquisition, leasing, development, financing and disposition of retail, restaurant, mixed use, office and warehouse projects, with an emphasis on representing business owners in the shopping center and franchise/hospitality industries with all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, management and leasing. She also assists healthcare clients with their real estate needs.

Christina is the Practice Group Leader for Real Estate at Frost Brown Todd and serves on the firm's Finance Committee.  She is also active in the local community.  Most notable among her civic and charitable contributions is her service to the American Red Cross, Cincinnati Ballet Company and American Heart Association.

Representative Matters

  • Represented private equity firm in acquisition of publicly held restaurant operation involving 270 locations across 32 states in a transaction valued at $335 million
  • Represented major department store in sale of property located at a mixed-use project in greater San Francisco, California metropolitan area and short-term leaseback
  • Represented developer in numerous land acquisition and build-to-suit lease transactions with nation's largest operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Maryland and West Virginia
  • Represented regional healthcare system in its acquisition of an existing facility located on a 70-acre campus, which involved negotiation of a complex separation plan and master services utility agreement to address the cost allocation and separation of electricity, chilled water, compressed air and steam for the facility and the portion of the property retained by the seller

  • Represented publicly traded restaurant operation in disposition of 80 locations in 3 states in a deal valued at $175 million
  • Represented privately held restaurant operation in acquisition of 76 locations in 3 states
  • Represented regional telecommunications provider in leasing of over 200,000 square feet of Class A office space for consolidated corporate headquarters
  • Represented national department store chain in connection with all aspects of its retail real estate portfolio
  • Represented publicly held regional telecommunications company with all aspects of its real estate portfolio
  • Represented purchaser of industrial park property for construction of a multi-million dollar fulfillment center
  • Represented corporate client in negotiation of a building lease in Southeast Asia
  • Represented restaurant franchise owner/operator in acquiring locations throughout the region through lease or purchase
  • Represented corporate clients in acquisition and disposition of shopping center, office, industrial, data center, and warehouse space
  • Represented retailers, financial institutions, hotel operators, developers and owners in connection with commercial leases, including ground leases and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Represented clients in the purchase and sale of business and assets, entity formation, and business strategy and planning
  • Represented non-profit organization regarding leasing of its headquarters, including a long-term ground lease

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class 40
  • WE Lead, Class II
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XIV
  • Cincy Magazine, Cincy Leading Lawyer, Real Estate
  • Cincinnati Ballet 45th Anniversary Honoree
  • Inspiring Arts Volunteer of the Year, Inspire Cincinnati/Cincinnati Enquirer

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Commerical Real Estate Women
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • American Heart Association, Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team (2015 - 2016); Open Your Heart Committee (2016 - present)
  • American Red Cross, Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region, Board of Directors, Board Officer and Chair of Leadership Development Committee (2011 - present)
  • Cincinnati Ballet Company, Board of Trustees & Executive Committee (2004 - 2012); BRAVO!, President (2004 - 2012); Sustaining Trustee (2012 - present); Étoile, Chair (2017 - present)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Board of Directors, Sponsorship Liaison (2017 - present)
  • Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA, Member (2009 - 2015)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania (“OKIMP”) Retail Development & Law Symposium, Planning Commitee (2018 - present)
  • Xavier University, Williams College of Business, Executive Mentor (2007 - present) 

Non-FBT Publications and Events

"That was Then, This is Now:  Dealing with Existing REAs in Today's Evolving Retail Centers," Speaker, ICSC OKIMP Retail Development & Law Symposium, Columbus, OH, 2019

"Outparcel Development: Approvals, Restrictions and Challenges -OH MY!," Roundtable Leader, ICSC U.S. Law Conference, Orlando, FL, 2018

“Pop Goes the Retail Shop: Leasing Considerations,” Roundtable Leader, ICSC U.S. Law Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2017

"The Clock is Ticking! Pop-Up Leasing in an Evolving Retail World," Speaker, ICSC OKIMP Retail Development & Law Symposium, Columbus, OH, 2017

"Didn't See that Coming: Implied Operating Covenants," Roundtable Leader, ICSC U.S. Law Conference, Hollywood, FL, 2016

"Current Issues in Real Estate Law," Guest speaker at Legal Networking Event, Global Company with revenue in excess of $13 billion, 2006

“Commercial Real Estate Transactions: Buyer and Seller Perspectives,” Cincinnati Bar Association, 2002

“Steps to a Successful Real Estate Closing,” Cincinnati Bar Association, 2001

Other Contact Info


Sandra Jackson
T 513.651.6797