E.J. Hawkins has a passion for his clients, family, and community that runs deep in his veins. Born into a family that once owned the most land in South Los Angeles, E.J. grew up witnessing how intertwined real estate was with everyday life. He began managing his family’s retail and multi-family properties at the age of 18, and when he became aware of the direct impact real estate had on his community, he knew he’d found his calling. E.J. quickly transitioned into sales and investing, and eventually to an array of development projects in Los Angeles County and across the U.S. By 2003, he had become known for his client-focused service and was already a top producer, a title he has consistently maintained throughout his career.
Honesty, integrity, and love for his community are the energetic forces that continue to drive E.J. to enhance his clients’ quality of life. Their needs are paramount to him: Even during the Great Recession, he was able to protect his clients’ investments and maintain his company’s portfolio. This experience paved the way for his current business strategy — he currently manages 500+ investments of his own — and gave him the skills to navigate his business, and his clients, through uncertain times.
In 2008, E.J. extended his development services to New Orleans, where he helped build 100+ homes in communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina. E.J. was inspired by this work and sought out more opportunities to create mixed-use and multi-family developments in urban areas across California, Nevada, and Georgia. He quickly became seen as a leader in the multi-family and mixed-use development market, and clients often seek his well-respected and trustworthy expertise to help manage their development projects.
E.J., his wife Enjoli, and their four children regularly give back through their family’s nonprofit organization, which provides weekly and seasonal food giveaways to those in need. Also an accomplished athlete, E.J. enjoys mentoring and coaching youth track and football, and he speaks to at-risk youth all over Los Angeles. E.J. believes that striving for the best in life means pushing his own limits. He is currently studying analytics at MIT with the goal of providing even deeper value to the real estate community and his clients.