At 22, he became Chief Executive Officer of American Sample Company, when his father passed away. He closed ASC in 1994. He later redeveloped the property to its highest and best use as a wholesale flower market.
CFM is a popular mid-size flower market destination for visitors in LA’s 6 block Flower District. It is open at no charge to the trade and public. 30 small, family owned and operated flower trade businesses offer wholesale and retail flowers, roses, plants and orchids. The CFM flower market is open 7 days a week.
In 1994, he became active in the Downtown Los Angeles revitalization movement as a founding member of the Downtown Los Angeles Property Owners Association. DPOA stewarded the formation of LA’s first property based business improvement district, the second of its kind in California. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the LA Fashion District BID.