Panelist: Chris King is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elevation Financial Group, a private equity investment company specializing in stabilizing and growing affordable housing for seniors and families. Under his leadership, Elevation has developed a network a nationwide network of hundreds of private investors who have supported Elevation’s efforts to revitalize and preserve affordable housing in Florida and over a dozen states.
Chris received his undergraduate degree in Religion, Politics and American Public Policy from Harvard College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.
In 2018, Chris ran for Governor of Florida and his race and platform is documented in hundreds of articles by the state’s leading newspapers and political journals. Ultimately, he was selected as the Democratic Nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Florida in one of the nation’s closest and most watched mid-term elections. Along with his running mate, Chris earned over 4,000,000 votes.
Chris has been widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading voices for affordable housing and housing security. He has twice been honored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for “Excellence in the Preservation of Affordable Housing” and he is a frequent speaker, writer and social media advocate for underserved communities needing greater access to affordable housing.