Christopher C. Rising
Cofounder & CEO
Christopher Rising manages the day-to-day business activities of Rising, while also serving on its Investment Committee. Drawing on his experience as Senior Vice President, Asset Transactions at MPG Office Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPG), Christopher is skilled at managing acquisitions and creative development. At MPG, he worked directly with the CEO to improve finances through debt reduction and restructuring.
In 2003, he founded his own company, The Rising Real Estate Group (RREG.) As the company grew, he seized the opportunity to partner with BPG and created Hamilton Capital Partners (HCP), an equity fund vehicle. RREG is also a principal in 626 Wilshire Blvd, a 156K square foot office building located in downtown Los Angeles.
He began his professional career as an associate at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro. He worked at Cushman Realty Corporation (CRC) under brokerage legend John C. Cushman, III. Christopher then served as a Director at Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc. (C&W), joining C&W after its merger with CRC in 2001.
Christopher received his J.D. Law, Real Estate from Loyola Law School and his B.A. in History and Political Science from Duke University.
Christopher currently serves as a member of the Board of Regents of Loyola High School and chairs the Investment Committee. He is also Treasurer and a member of the Board of River LA and he chairs the Finance and Fundraising Committee. He is a member of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. Christopher is also a member of the board of LA Phil and the Board of Overseers at Loyola Law School.