Christopher Brown is a real estate development industry veteran with more than 29 years experience. Over his career, Christopher has been involved in all aspects of real estate investing, development and home building.
Christopher Brown, MIRM, CSP
Principal | Broker | Creative Evangelist
Starting in Santa Barbara, selling condos on the beach, he eventually moved back to his hometown of Sacramento in 1999 selling new homes throughout the region. He quickly moved into management, holding senior sales and marketing positions with public and private home builders in the region. His leadership role in these companies focused on training and process improvement as well as sales & marketing creation and execution and product development for developments ranging from urban infill to large master plan communities.
Christopher is a well-known speaker on a variety of topics related to home building including technology, sales, marketing and business practices. For past several years, he has been a featured speaker at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas and spoke at the Pacific Coast Building Conference in San Diego and San Francisco.
As an entrepreneur Christopher is also involved in other businesses as either a principal or partner. He is a principal at NEXT Crafted, Inc, the home building company of of the NEXT brand, and Principal at evoCore Development, LLC and is a partner in Premier Graph-x, Inc., a custom apparel company, which he co-owns with his wife Julie.
Certifications & Awards
He holds several industry designations such as Masters in Residential Marketing (MIRM), Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) and Certified Marketing Professional (CMP) from the National Associations of Home Builders. He is an active instructor for the National Association of Homebuilding (NAHB), teaching Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM) courses for local groups in the West.
Thanks to his experience and involvement in the industry he has received several awards over the years:
- 2005 Presidents Award – North State Building Industry Association (NSBIA)
- 2005 Sales Manager of the year – NSBIA
- 2010 Meritorious Award – NSBIA
- 2011 Professional Builder Magazine 40 under 40 in the US
- 2012 Sacramento Business Journal 40 under 40
- 2012 Associate of the Year – NSBIA
- 2012 Professional Builder Magazine 40 under 40
- 2013 Visionary Award – HomeAid Sacramento
- 2017 Marketing Professional of the Year – NSBIA
- 2020 Meritorious Award – NSBIA (The only 2-time winner of this award in the history of the association)
In addition to his work at the NEXT group of companies, Christopher is actively involved in the community. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Sales and Marketing Council and Associate Council of the North State Building Industry Association where he is a Past Chair of several councils. He is a member of the Placer County Board of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and The National Association of Home Builders. Additionally, he is the current President of the Jesuit High School Boosters where he is an alumni and his son is a senior. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics.
Christopher is a long time resident of the Sacramento region. He lives in Roseville with his wife of 23 years, Julie and their 18 year old son Marcus. His personal passion is travel and photography and inspiring others to live a life full of experiences. He’s traveled the world and photographs amazing places and tells the stories of his travels on his blog