Caribbean American Heritage Awards recognizes Outstanding Entrepreneurship
Evens Charles is the founder and managing principal of Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC. A native of Washington, D.C, Mr. Charles attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was a Big East Conference Division I football athlete. During his five-year athletic tenure at Temple University, he earned a B.A. in Psychology and a Master of Education. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Charles was inspired by his landlord and began investing in real estate, which leads him to start Frontier. At the age of 25, he executed his first small transaction that required an out-of-pocket investment of $1,000 resulting in a $25K profit six months later. This transaction was the catalyst that catapulted Mr. Charles into real estate investing. More than 75 transactions later, Mr. Charles, at the age of 36, had led Frontier to its first hotel investment. The firm has since grown to over a $200MM hotel portfolio of Marriott, Hilton & IHG hotels in urban and secondary markets such as Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Columbus, OH as well as the Washington, D.C and Baltimore, MD metro areas.