Charles L. Black III
Compass Real Estate
A : 9454 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Charles is a highly strategic and analytical real estate expert with a long history in luxury marketing. This is why he has such a stellar reputation in the Greater Los Angeles area. For the past three years, he was the Managing Director of Luxury at Compass, Southern California, utilizing his vast experience, as well as his natural skills of perception and intuition, to actively support fellow agents. Prior to Compass, Charles served as Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Development for Hilton & Hyland. He is, customer-centric and understands every facet of buyer-seller needs and concerns. Not surprisingly, Charles has been integral to some of the largest real estate transactions—on some of the most coveted properties—in greater Los Angeles over the past decade. Charles is also active civically, serving as past Chairman of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills and served as President of Beverly Glen Playgroup in Bel-Air from 2019-2022.
What is the favorite thing about your current job?
Representing my clients in what is arguably one of the most interesting and diverse real estate markets in the world. Between the historical homes of Old Hollywood that shaped the entertainment industry to the record-breaking contemporary spec homes and everything in between.
Where are you from originally?
I’m originally from Shreveport, LA. While I’ve had the opportunity to live in various states and countries, I’ve never felt as at home as I do in Los Angeles. Having been here for over a decade, I often joke I live in the other LA.
What are the top 3 reasons you enjoy the Beverly Hills business community?
I admire the sense of community in Beverly Hills. Every brand and every business is here to support each other. And while the city itself is small, the combination of a robust corporate presence with luxury brands and a strong entrepreneurial spirit makes the community a force to be reckoned with. In fact, that commitment is contagious and together, we are etching our legacy in a city so rich in history.
When did you join the Board?
I have been an active member of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce since 2011 and was eventually elected to become one of 40 members on the Board of Directors. I spearheaded the marketing efforts for the Chamber to not only re-launch the website but renew and refine the Chamber brand and logo. I also streamlined the email communication programming and introduced a social media committee to re-energize the Chamber brand and shift the greater focus to ultimately drive more traffic. I was later elected to the Executive Committee, a subgroup of the Board of Directors which focuses solely on decision-making. I proudly served as Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors in 2018-2019.
What is your favorite Chamber event?
I’d have to say Innovate Beverly Hills is my favorite Chamber event. The content delivered by such diverse speakers is something that not only consistently exceeds my expectations but gets me more excited about the future of Beverly Hills.
What is one piece of advice you would give new Chamber members?
It’s not what happens at a Chamber event that matters, it’s what you do after that matters.