Me and the Blog


The Rising Family @ Alisal Ranch


I am the President and COO of Rising Realty Partners, a privately held real estate operating company specializing in the investment, development and operation of real estate assets in the Western United States. Our firm is based in downtown Los Angeles, CA and employs an entrepreneurial strategy, capitalizing on the firm’s information advantages in the marketplace to source investment opportunities which create capital appreciation for our investors and partners. RRP creates value through repositioning, restructuring, developing, entitling and intensively managing real estate assets.

I am also the father of three children twin girls (7) and a boy (3). I live with my wife and kids in Pasadena, CA. I serve as President of the Board of Chandler School in Pasadena and on the Board of Regents of Loyola High School of Los Angeles. I am on the Board of Overseers of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and actively involved with the athletic department at Duke University. As a former linebacker at Duke and as an active triathlete, skier, golfer and tennis player — I love sports, competing and having fun. I also am an enthusiastic member of the Los Angeles chapitre of the Chevaliers du Tastevin, the international Burgundy wine society.

This blog is intended to be a way to discuss principles of real estate investment, practical issues with entitlement and development including an emphasis on theories of Urbanism and a variety of issues relating to independent school education, athletics, raising kids, travel and perhaps a few things about Burgundian wines.

You can also follow me on Twitter @ChrisRising

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