Chris Plaford

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Accomplished real estate development professional Chris Plaford, in brief.

Chris Plaford

Home: Wilmington NC.  Age: 45.  Birthplace: Bloomington, IN.  Profession: Real estate development.  Organization: Capital Asset Development.  Title: Managing Partner.  Pronouns: He/Him/His.

Latest accomplishment: Finished building a personal home, our greatest to date both personally and professionally.  Hobbies: Family, fishing, football.  Last book read: Trapped by the Ice!: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure, by Michael McCurdy.  Recently viewed and recommended: Quarterback (Netflix documentary).

Personality profile: Thinker, commander, introvert.  Moral compass: Can I explain it to my mother, wife and children without embarrassment?  How do you define a perfect friendship? Unconditional love.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? Profitable for everyone.  What is your greatest joy? My children.  What is your guilty pleasure? Red wine.  What natural talent have you neglected? Athletics.

What was your favorite college course? Economics.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Basketball.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Lord of the Rings.  Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? My children.  

What’s the best advice you received growing up? 

Don’t give up.  Don't ever give up.

What message do you want to send out into the world? You get what you put in, and people generally get what they deserve.  What mega-trend most excites you? Advances in medicine.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Processed food/food substitutes.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? The Real Story.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A professional basketball player.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Fishing with my family.  What advice would you give your younger self? A little more risk aversion would be a good thing…

Personal motto: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  Favorite quote: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" (Seneca, On Providence).

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