Christopher N. Rix
With traceable roots stemming back to the 1800’s, Rix has history that pre-dates him in philanthropy and community development. The Rix family founded the first bank in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 1903 Chas N. Rix purchased an observation tower at The World Fair in St. Louis, he shipped it to Hot Springs, and erected it on North Mountain for public use. From 1904-1912 Chas was president of the Chamber of Commerce. Several buildings were erected because of the Rix name with placements on the National Historic Register. As generations have passed Rix continues the family legacies of charitable giving, empowering persons and positive family growth.
Rix has a thorough background in sales and hospitality.
Rix was an on-premise sales representative for Glazers Wholesale Drug Company and managed approximately 200 accounts. After parting from a career with Glazers, Rix found himself in a rehab of a historic downtown building. After extensive work the loft was transformed to a lovely upscale restaurant. Upon opening, the restaurant immediately received accolades and critic reviews from all state and local papers. The location was immediately too small and unaccommodating to the crowds arriving. Another building (across the street) was secured and renovation number two was under way. The restaurant reopened in its new locale and was written up in Los Angeles Times, Southern Living, and Stuff magazine.
Rix began to fancy the real estate market with these renovated and retrofitted properties under his belt. In 2005 he became a licensed agent which led him away from restaurant operation. With great attention to detail and appreciation for historic architecture, Rix has enjoyed revitalizing residential, commercial and multi-family properties. Specific knowledge within the renovation sector of real estate has directly benefitted buyers, sellers, investors and adjacent property owners.
Rix believes the key to any success is education and dedication. He currently holds his Brokers license in California and Arkansas.
Rix is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Arkansas Realtors Association, California Association of Realtors and a Realtor Political Action Committee contributor.
Past works include Grievance committee with Beverly Hills, Greater Los Angeles board of Realtors, Hot Springs Board of Realtors Board of Directors, Equal Opportunity committee, Arkansas Realtors Association Risk Reduction committee, Education committee, Professional Standards and finally Business Issues committee with National Association of Realtors.
Currently Rix is mentoring four junior agents into the business providing a hands-on core track of operations and negotiations. Additionally he is in restoration process of an 20 unit Industrial in style condo complex. Perry Plaza is in Hot Springs and is on the Historic Register but had fallen into a derelict state. The property had a public open late 2020 to showcase the disrepair and welcome the building back to society. The restoration is scheduled for completion in early 2021. Another 2020 acquisition was the old Club Cafe property which housed the American Legion on the second floor. The property is stabilized from additional disrepair but future plans have not yet been publicly announced.
Rix has spent time with charitable organizations such as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Heart Ball, Friends of the Fordyce, Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, Hot Springs Music Festival, Hurricane Relief Efforts, National MS Society, Alzheimers Arkansas and more, donating time and money for the good of humanity. Rix states his most recent efforts during the Malibu fires were possibly the most heart wrenching yet. Being a first responder in that catastrophe was life changing.
No matter what your desires for property commercial, waterfront, luxury homes, condo, land, first time buyer, or investment/income , Rix has personal experience with ownership of each of these types of properties. Put his expertise to work for your lifetime of investing power.