Seventh Street Development Principals

Craig Furniss

President and Co-Founder


Craig Furniss has over 30 years of real estate experience focused on office and industrial development, acquisition, and management activities in Southern California where he created several successful industrial, office and mixed-use developments. His strengths include identifying and managing development projects from start to finish, dealing with complex legal and financing issues and successful marketing of developments to achieve superior results. Prior to forming Seventh Street Development, Mr. Furniss was a Senior Vice President at Lowe Enterprises where he led the industrial development group and was formerly Regional Vice President for William Wilson & Associates (now part of Equity Office Properties). Mr. Furniss also held senior positions with Sun Microsystems and Trammell Crow Company. He holds an MBA with an emphasis in real estate from the University of California at Berkeley and a BS in Engineering from the University of Southern California. Mr. Furniss is an active civic leader in his community serving as both a leader and volunteer at the Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin. On Saturday mornings, he tutors homeless residents who are working toward their high school diplomas. He also serves as a liaison between his church, Trinity Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana and the OC Rescue Mission engaging volunteers in mentoring roles, preparing meals, hygiene kits, packing food boxes and serving meals to the homeless. At his church, Mr. Furniss is a leader on the Community Ministries and Men’s Ministries teams.

Scott Furniss



Scott Furniss has worked in the real estate industry since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2017 with degrees in Journalism and Environmental Studies. He has worked as a research analyst, project coordinator, and property manager of over 1 million square feet of commercial property. Scott is also a BOMI Real Property Administrator (RPA) Graduate. The RPA program teaches professionals how to enhance asset values through strategic decision making. Scott has operated retail, commercial, and industrial assets and joined Seventh Street Development in 2021 after gaining valuable management experience from Brookfield Properties and RiverRock Real Estate Group.

Doug Hinchliffe

Co-Founder Emeritus


Doug Hinchliffe has over 45 years of experience characterized by a unique ability to successfully entitle complex real estate developments, identify opportunity in difficult properties and coordinate public and private entities for the profitable development of industrial and mixed-use projects. Mr. Hinchliffe served as Mayor for two years and City Councilman for 6 years in Rancho Palos Verdes. Prior to forming Seventh Street Development, Mr. Hinchliffe spent nearly 30 years with Lowe Enterprises where he was a Shareholder and Executive Vice President and 7 years with Economics Research Associates, an international real estate consulting firm, where he opened and managed their European office in Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Hinchliffe holds a BA in Economics from Occidental College.

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Christen Furniss-Erbel



Christen has a diverse range of experience including 3 years of bookkeeping, 2 years of tax preparation and planning, 6 years of experience with cloud based HCM Solutions, Saas, payroll, HR, and workforce management, 7 years of customer service, and 2.5 years of management.

After graduating from the University of San Francisco in 2014 with a degree in accounting, she worked for a small accounting firm, Realize CPA, where she specialized in tax preparation and planning for high-net-worth individuals, partnerships, trusts, and corporations. In 2016, Christen began as a Product Specialty Support representative specializing in ACA (Affordable Care Act) working for UKG (f.k.a. Ultimate Software) that provided cloud based HCM solutions for payroll, HR, and workforce management functions. During her time at UKG, she adapted to new and ongoing IRS and company changes, oversaw many new projects and initiatives related to new products/ features, efficiency, and scalability. She was quickly promoted to a management position where she virtually managed a bicoastal team with 16 direct reports.

At Seventh Street, Christen is responsible for accounting and human resource functions. She enjoys interfacing with our tenants and service-providers and is bringing new innovations to the company.

Janice Furniss

Relations Manager


Janice has served as Relations Manager at Seventh Street since 2020. As Relations Manager, Janice oversees investor and employee relations and plans special company events. She is also a Seventh Street Corporate officer. Janice  holds a BA  from the University of Southern California and an MS from Texas Women’s University. She is an active leader at Trinity Presbyterian Church; and she also serves as a regular volunteer at the Orange County Rescue Mission where she mentors formerly homeless women.  

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