CCIM Conn. Chapter holds “Jaigantic Deals & Drinks” event

July 22, 2022 - Connecticut
CCIM CT Chapter president Eric Amodio (left) with attendees (center) and event sponsors Jameka Jefferies of
Diamond Realty Partners (second from right) and Ali Riley of JonHorn Capital Funding (far right).

Shelton, CT The CCIM Connecticut Chapter held a Deals & Drinks networking event at Jaigantic Studios on Thursday, June 30. This unique event brought together nearly 50 members, guests and sponsors to network, share their deals and learn about the growing movie production scene in the state.

Jaigantic Studios, led by actor/director/producer Michael Jai White, a Bridgeport native, shared their incredible plans for the Shelton studio build-out, and future $250 million project in New Haven, incorporating 25 soundstages.

Shown (from left) are: Michael Stroud of Coldwell Banker Realty,
Jackie Buster of Jaigantic Studios, Jameka Jefferies of Diamond
Realty Partners and Ali Riley of JonHorn Capital Funding.

The program gave backstory to Jai White’s life, his journey into entertainment and production, and Jaigantic Studio’s multi-faceted venture. Their mission is “to build a sustainable, future-forward international film and television production hub that stimulates local generational wealth for marginalized communities through employee ownership, exponential high-paying job creation, fostering diverse talent, hands-on education, trade apprenticeships, emerging media training, arts and entertainment philanthropy, and all-inclusive community development.”

Chapter president, Eric Amodio, CCIM, and other CCIM chapter board members in attendance received an incredibly positive response from attendees about the event. Many of the visitors had not attended a CCIM event before and were excited to attend future events, as well as join as chapter members.

The event was co-sponsored by Jameka Jefferies of Diamond Realty Partners and Ali Riley of JonHorn Capital Funding.

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