Craig Chown is the Founder and Managing Partner at Chown Consulting Services (CCS). CCS utilizes professional affiliates who are assigned to projects to best meet client needs and accomplish desired project results. CCS affiliates include professionals in a wide range of areas including government relations; lobbying; management consulting; business development; public relations and communications; marketing; media and social networking and promotion; strategic planning and performance reviews; community development; environmental planning, permitting, mitigation, and project management; real estate investments; private lenders; fundraising; and emergency and disaster planning and preparedness.
As Founder and Managing Member of Chown Consulting Services (CCS), Craig Chown has over 25 years of accomplished experience in the government and private sectors. He served as a policy and budget advisor, and worked on projects for Florida Governor's Bob Graham, Lawton Chiles, and Jeb Bush. Craig also served as a policy analyst in the Florida Legislature. Since 1996, Craig and affiliates have successfully performed consulting work activities in areas including business development; public relations and communications; marketing; media and social networking and promotion; strategic planning and performance reviews; community development; environmental planning, permitting, mitigation, and project management; real estate investments; fundraising; and private lending
Our mission is to help our clients accomplish their desired results and outcomes in an effective and efficient manner.
“Craig Chown is a highly experienced and successful real estate investor and consultant who sees the big picture and is very creative in working real estate deals to secure highest and best use and value for himself, other investors, and clients.”
“Craig and I have worked together on multiple residential and commercial Real Estate transactions. I have personally seen Mr. Chown work Real Estate projects from nothing and turn them into multi-million dollar income producing properties. He is a very creative and diligent business man. He is very loyal and honest with all that he does in the business world which allows for a long lasting relationship to be built. I personally have learned so much from Mr. Chown and he always is willing to share valuable information. Mr. Chown truly has an abundance mentality and is a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend Mr. Chown to anyone looking to do business with him.”
“Craig is an outstanding leader who sees the big picture and understands how to turn it into reality. When I first met him he was working as a senior level policy advisor in Governor Lawton Chiles and later in Governor Jeb Bush's Administration in Florida. His in-depth knowledge of the budget, the legislature, and criminal justice policy was impressive and he was instrumental in assisting the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in gaining much needed support for critical infrastructure improvements. Because of his success in this area, I recruited him to join the agency first in the role of Chief of Contracts and later as the Chief of Administration, General Services. I should note that at the time over half of the agency's $700 million budget (FY04) was dispersed via contracts and the system was grossly inefficient. While in this role he revamped the system making it more accountable and efficient in every way. His dedication to the task at hand set the agency on a solid path to saving hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Later when he assumed control of the facilities services group, he took the same approach and re-engineered the system to achieve similar results. I can say without reservation that his efforts restored management’s confidence in these two critical areas of DJJ operation. Craig is a people person who is respected by his staff and peers and can be counted on to get the job done right. It was an honor to work with him during this period of my career and I would highly recommend him to prospective business associates and or employers facing challenging opportunities.”
“I've worked with Craig during his tenure at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Governors Office OPB. I found Craig to be very competent as to operations, fiscal and interpersonal skills. He is self motivated and committed to getting the task completed with a quality result. I recommend him without reservation and would want him on my team.”
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