about us

our team

Chris Wartko, President

With a J.D. from Emory Law and a B.A. from UCLA, Chris is well-versed in the real estate development process, from initial entitlements to final delivery. Having found himself in sales, legal, development, and marketing roles in both residential and commercial real estate, he’s worked across five major U.S. markets, and directly worked on real estate development projects spanning 38 states.


Maya Bovshow, Vice President

Maya is a California Real Estate Broker, RE tech enthusiast and UCLA graduate with a B.S. in Communications. Her business development experience spans short term rentals, high tech startups, marketing teams, and commercial and residential real estate brokerages. She's currently a Sales Operations Manager for Trust Properties USA, the leading probate and trust real estate brokerage in California. As Vice President, Maya builds partnerships with interior designers and landowners, and is excited to bring beautifully curated experiences to travelers and ADU consumers.

Jason Lippe, Sales Director

Jason is an alternative housing specialist licensed with the California Department of Housing and Community Development and California Department of Real Estate. Jason has sponsored successful real estate development ventures, developed dozens of homes on behalf of clients, and been directly involved in over $500M of completed real estate investment transactions. Our fourth Bruin, Jason joined ITB to develop the company's sales strategy and further ITB's practical method of alternative housing.

Claire Pfitzinger, Marketing and Sustainability Director

Prior to joining the Into The Box team as Marketing and Sustainability Director, Claire worked in the U.S. environmental nonprofit sector. She focused on U.S. decarbonization and grid electrification, most recently at Sierra Club, a leading U.S. environmental organization. Claire is building our Into The Box sustainability and marketing strategies. She is a fellow UCLA Bruin and graduated with a B.A. in International Development Studies.