Building Wealth and Community: Christopher M. Naghibi
The COVID-19 crisis, among others things, has destroyed communities. America is expected to have 15% unemployment by the end of this present quarter and already over 3.3 million citizens have filed for unemployment. Some experts have estimated that one in four small businesses will close their doors for good during this crisis. Quarantined at home, many communities are declining with social isolation along with the net worth of many individuals due to the stock market plunge. America has perhaps never been more acutely aware of its property, its real estate with almost everyone isolating and sheltering in place. One man, Christopher M. Naghibi, is not only trying to help rebuild communities, but also prosperity through his real estate firm Black Crown Inc.
Black Crown Inc. is truly one of a kind, offering every service in-house which allows them to provide their high profile clients with privacy and anonymity. Naghibi is disrupting the real estate world through his unique offering and has developed a reputation as a “fixer” for those who demand privacy and anonymity without sacrificing concierge-level quality services. Specializing in Los Angeles and Orange County, Black Crown protects clients’ investments and provides legal protection from a world that tries to find everything on public record. But just because Naghibi’s company caters to celebrity clients doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about the communities in the areas he operates.
He enjoys giving speeches to local schools in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, inspiring kids and developing relationships. As a licensed general contractor, the founder of Black Crown Inc. has also worked alongside Habitat for Humanity constructing buildings and creating unique loan programs helping to get deserving families into the home of their dreams in Hawaii, Las Vegas and California. An attorney himself with his JD from Trinity Law School, Naghibi and his lawyers provide pro bono legal work for local families in need. While finance, real estate, and construction are mostly male-dominated fields, Naghibi is seeking to change that as a board member for She Built This City, an organization that helps empower women of all ages in sparking interest in the construction and manufacturing trades.
Naghibi believes education is the path forward for communities and credits his success to his extensive schooling. With a Juris Doctorate from Trinity Law School, a Master of Business Administration from American Heritage University, two bachelor degrees, Naghibi is also a graduate of the Yale School of Management Global Executive Leadership Program. Naghibi has not only developed advanced knowledge in a multitude of fields through school but also gained valuable experience working for several different leading companies such as serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of First Foundation Bank (NASDAQ: FFWM).
Today, more than ever, people expect businesses not just to avoid harming the environment and society, but actually better it–whether through community give-back programs or increased sustainability in their sourcing of materials and production. Naghibi and Black Crown are leaders in the real estate world, showing how relationship-based operations aimed at building wealth can also build communities.