John Saunders

John Saunders

Chairman, CORE Reality Holdings

WHY: Leads commercial real estate firm among other ventures, including rare coin trading business. Founded London Coin in 1970, opened Newport Beach location in 1990.

RECENT: Core Realty holds 4.5M SF of commercial real estate, ranging from offices to housing. Owns several area mobile home parks.

NOTABLE: Globally recognized coin expert with more than $500K coins sold throughout his career. Backs charities including Goodwill and Red Cross. Business Journal Excellence in Entrepreneur award winner, 2017.

FUN FACTS: Seven kids, ages 18 to 42; favorite OC spot: Poche Beach, San Clemente; education: Eckerd College, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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