Balboa Rat to Arbor's Big Cheese with Chris Brigandi

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Chris Brigandi grew up in Orange and would spend his summers on Balboa Island in Newport Beach

Chris Brigandi talks about how he got into Newport Beach Real Estate and what else he's up to these days.

Arbor's Big Cheese, Chris Brigandi

 0:00 - Chris Brigandi welcome to the show
 0:30 - Newport Beach Real Estate
 1:00 - Grew up in City of Orange
 1:40 - Every summer "I was a Balboa Rat..."
 2:40 - Boogie Boarding across the channel
 3:30 - Class of '47 (dive bar in Newport Beach)
 4:00 - A Restaurant (formally known as The Arches)
 8:30 - Brother (Phil Brigandi) was a historian of Orange County
10:00 - 1980's a musician (gospel and non-gospel band)
13:50 - 1990's pivot to real estate
15:00 - Sold a $3,750,000 home in 1991 - breakthrough
15:40 - $80,000 commission check
16:00 - Started knocking on doors looking for homes to buy/develop
17:38 - Learned from Russ Fluter (Newport Beach developer)
18:40 - Started Strata Properties - high end, local
20:40 - Coldwell Banker bought Strata Properties
21:20 - Started Arbor Real Estate with Kristin Barry (and others)
21:30 - Roughly $1B in sales
22:00 - Today family and community keeps the grind going
23:40 - Community give-back and charity organizations
24:20 - Aligned with surfer Rob Machado

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