Christopher Brown is a real estate development industry veteran with more than 25 years experience. He is a Principal at NEXT New Homes Group - a new home sales and marketing firm based in California, and NEXT Crafted, Inc a custom and production home building company both based in Sacramento California. He has held senior sales and marketing positions with both private and public home builders over his career before starting the first of the NEXT companies over 10-years ago. Christopher is a well-known speaker on a variety of topics related to home building including technology, sales, marketing and business practices. He has been a featured speaker at IBS & PCBC. He speaks locally and regionally on a variety of industry topics including sales, marketing and technology. He teaches the Master in Residential Marketing courses for the National Association of Home Builders. As an entrepreneur Christopher is also involved in other businesses as either a principal or partner. He is a principal at evoCore Development, LLC, a developmnent consulting company and is a partner in Premier Graph-x, Inc., a custom apparel company, which he co-owns with his wife Julie. Christopher is actively involved in the community. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Sales and Marketing Council and Associates Council of the North State Building Industry Association where he is a Past Chair of several councils. He is a youth soccer and lacrosse coach and involved in foster youth charities. In his rare days off, you can find him training for an endurance race in the summer or on the slopes in the winter. Mr. Brown is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where he earned a BA in business economics.