Roger C. Hobbs
Roger C. Hobbs currently serves as Chairman of The R.C. Hobbs Company, a full service real estate development and consulting organization. Mr. Hobbs was the founding Chairman of California City Bank, NA; former President of Birtcher-Hobbs Communities as well former Senior Vice-President of KSL Development; and a trustee for the California Real Estate Trust, a public REIT. In addition, Mr. Hobbs is the Founder and President of Century American Regional Center LLC as designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as well as Yellowstone Montana Regional Center LLC. He is often a featured speaker in the U.S and Asia regarding the Employment Based EB-5 Visa investment program.
Mr. Hobbs earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of Southern California (USC). Additionally, he completed the two-year Executive Management Program at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as well as attending Harvard Graduate Extended Education Programs. Mr. Hobbs is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), California Real Estate Broker, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a Licensed General Contractor (B-1). He holds a lifetime Teaching Credential from the State of California. He has served on the business teaching faculty of the University of Southern California, California State University of Fullerton, Chapman University, and University of Montana.
In 1989, Mr. Hobbs was selected by the national accounting firm of Ernsts and Young as a finalist for Orange County’s “Entrepreneur of The Year” annual award. Mr. Hobbs hold the position as Trustee professor at Chapman University. In addition to his vast senior level development experience. He has successfully implemented and funded projects utilizing complex financing strategies including the formation of Community Facility Districts (CFD);New market Tax Credits(NMTC) Tax Increment Financing(TIF)Community Block Grants (CBG’s) and tax exempt bond financing. Over the past thirty five (35) years, he has successfully sold, developed and managed nearly one billion dollars of commercial, industrial and residential real estate in California and Montana. His projects have been recognized with local, state, and national awards. He has successfully completed more than 4,000 houses and apartments. His developments have often appeared in national and international publications. He has been listed in numerous bibliographies such as “Who’s Who in Real Estate” and “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry”. In addition to his organization projects, he has developed projects with partners from Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan. He often is a feature speaker at local and state conventions.
In late 2004, Mr. Hobbs was appointed the founding Director of Chapman University Center for Real Estate, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Orange. In addition, Mr. Hobbs serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Business Council (Chairman of the Workforce Housing Task Force), Orange County Housing Trust, as well as the Founder and Chairman of the R.C. Hobbs Institute for Real Estate, Law and Environmental Studies at Chapman University. He was recently named 2006 City of Orange “Citizen of the Year