Co-Founder / Principal
A Los Angeles native, Raffi brings to Urban Blox his passion for the city’s rich history and his vision for its continuing evolution. Raffi has cultivated a lifelong enthusiasm for Los Angeles development and extensive knowledge of the city’s many varied components.
Currently, Raffi leads acquisitions and directs company operations, project management, and development. Since the company’s inception, Raffi has raised $20M in equity and sourced a project pipeline including 50 small-lot subdivision homes, a mixed-use apartment development project, and a variety of retail/office buildings.
Prior to founding Urban Blox, Raffi worked in acquisitions for Champion Real Estate Company and Compass Acquisition Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business & Communication from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management from Le Cordon Bleu, and a Certificate in Real Estate & Construction Management from UCLA Extension.
Raffi actively engages in the community by participating in many local nonprofits and associations. He is dedicated to inspiring innovation in Los Angeles as a member of Gen Next, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the prestigious Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO).