Chris Hite joined Sugar Creek in 2005. As President of Sugar Creek and a Principal in the state tax credit fund, Mr. Hite is responsible for tax credit acquisitions and oversees the investment process for the benefit of state credit investors. In addition, he also serves as legal counsel, dealing primarily in areas related to tax credit finance. Prior to joining Sugar Creek, Mr. Hite was a founding partner in Dull, Hite & Lowe, and prior to that an associate in the real estate department of Polsinelli Shalton Welte. A substantial portion of his legal practice has been spent representing developers throughout Missouri and Kansas. He has development experience in site acquisition, as well as financing and construction of affordable housing projects. Mr. Hite also has served as a law clerk for the Missouri Housing Development Commission. In 2008, Affordable Housing Finance magazine named him one of the nation's 15 Young Leaders of the affordable housing industry. Mr. Hite graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in political science with an emphasis in business. He received his juris doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is licensed to practice in both Missouri and Kansas.