SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Chris Loeffler, Chief Executive Officer of CaliberCos Inc. (Caliber) was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Pacific Southwest Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.
Mr. Loeffler was selected by an independent panel of judges. Entrepreneurs were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“I’m truly honored to be recognized with this distinctive recognition,” said Chris Loeffler, Chief Executive Officer of Caliber. “A strong entrepreneurial drive has been a guiding force throughout my career. There is something incredibly exciting about creating something tangible from ideas and effort. As Caliber continues to grow and innovate, we remain committed to delivering exceptional value to our investors and stakeholders while upholding the highest standards of integrity and excellence, and always fostering an entrepreneurial spirit in all that we do.”
Regional award winners will be announced on June 16, 2023, during a special celebration. The winners will then be considered by the National judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2024.
The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has recognized more than 11,000 entrepreneurs throughout the US since its inception in 1986, and it has grown to recognize business leaders across 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards include presenting sponsors PNC Bank, N.A.; SAP America; and the Kauffman Foundation. In the Pacific Southwest, sponsors also include platinum sponsors, Cresa and Marsh McLennan Agency; gold sponsors, Big Picture; Cooley (San Diego market), Stradling (Orange County market), and Tangram (Orange County market) and silver sponsor, DLA Piper (Arizona market).
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Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall Award winners go on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® title. Visit ey.com/us/eoy.
Caliber is a leading vertically integrated alternative asset management firm whose purpose is to build generational wealth for investors seeking access to opportunities in middle-market assets. Caliber differentiates itself by creating, managing, and servicing proprietary products, including middle-market investment funds, private syndications, and direct investments which are managed by our in-house asset services group. Our funds include investment vehicles focused primarily on real estate, private equity, and debt facilities. We market our services through direct sales to private investors, wholesaling to investment advisers, direct sales to family offices and institutions, and through in-house client services. Additional information can be found at Caliberco.com and Caliber Funds.co.
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