T. Christopher King, Esq.
T. Christopher King is the founder and integrating force behind Elevation Financial Group, LLC. Under his leadership, Elevation Financial Group has developed a consortium of companies specializing in real estate investment, property management and property renovation. Mr. King oversees a group of companies that have successfully launched six private equity funds and own and operate properties 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 the company’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 from the University of Florida. In 2018, he was 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 served in a number of community service roles in recent years. He founded The Elevation Foundation, a public charity charged to address inequality through education and entrepreneurship. He also established The Elevation Scholars Program, a joint program of The Elevation Foundation, the University of Central Florida and Orange County Public Schools, that provides college admissions and opportunity scholarships to high-performing student leaders from Title One Schools. He created the Elevation Global Initiative (“EGI”), a program designed to promote entrepreneurship and sustainable development in Haiti and Africa. EGI has supported tree reforestation, fish farming and entrepreneurship training in Haiti for nearly five years and commenced entrepreneurship training in Kenya in 2015. On behalf of EGI, Mr. King has been featured as a keynote speaker on the power of purpose-driven entrepreneurship at conferences in Nairobi, Kenya and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In 2010 and again in 2012, Mr. King and Elevation were honored by the Department of Housing & Urban Development for “Excellence in the Preservation of Affordable Housing” with its Serenity Towers branded communities in St Petersburg, Florida and Sanford, Florida.
Mr. King is married to Kristen King—his high school sweetheart–and they have three children, Charlie, Mary Grace and Luke. Mr. King is a third generation Central Floridian and attends Summit Church.