T. Christopher King, Esq.
T. Christopher King is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Elevation Financial Group, LLC. Under his leadership, Elevation has developed a consortium of companies specializing in real estate investment, property management and property renovation. Mr. King oversees a group of affiliated companies that have successfully launched seven private real estate investment funds and currently own and operate assets in five U.S. states. Under his leadership, Elevation has developed a network of hundreds of private investors across the United States who have supported Elevation’s efforts to revitalize and preserve affordable housing while creating a profitable return.
Mr. King received his undergraduate degree in Religion, Politics and American Public Policy from Harvard College and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida.
In 2018, Mr. King 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, Mr. King earned over 4,000,000 votes.
Mr. King has been widely recognized as one of the state’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.
Mr. King’s philanthropic career includes founding the Elevation Foundation, a public charity charged to address inequality through education and entrepreneurship, and founding The Elevation Scholars Program, a best in class initiative that provides college admissions and opportunity scholarships to high-performing student leaders from low-income high schools. His work has also included supporting charitable development programs in Haiti and Africa and in 2016 helped launch The Elevation Academy, an elementary school in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr. King is married to Kristen King—his high school sweetheart—and they have three children, Charlie, Mary Grace and Luke. The King family attends Summit Church.