WEALTH FOR LIFE
ELECTRONICALLY REPRINTED FROM JUNE 2012
rick By Brick
FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY OF THE YEAR
PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRETT KRAMER
Orchestrating deals from housing to shopping malls, Quintin E.
Primo III has hatched a plan to transform one of the nation’s largest
black-owned real estate investment ﬁrms into a global powerhouse
By Alan Hughes
NESTLED BETWEEN BALDWIN HILLS ESTATES—ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S
wealthiest majority African American neighborhoods—and Crenshaw—the
location where the classic ﬁlm Boyz n the Hood is based—is Baldwin Hills
Crenshaw Plaza. Situated on 43 acres in South Central Los Angeles, this
865,000-square-foot shopping mall may still be a diamond in the rough.
However, Quintin E. Primo III considers it his crown jewel.
Acquired for approximatel WEALTH FOR LIFE ELECTRONICALLY REPRINTE
Orchestrating deals from housing to shopping mall
SON OF A PREACHER MAN Primo attributes his father
RIGHT: NORTH BETHESDA MARKET; CENTER: GWENDOLYN L
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall Remodel Entr
n Renovate the exterior of the bridge that serves