IREON Member Profile: Christella Xu 2021

Christella Xu

Name: Christella Xu

Title: President

Company: Elite Builders and Management

Location: 600 5th Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10020

Birthplace: China


Education: B.A., Fordham University 

First job: Paralegal for a criminal defense law firm in lower Manhattan.

First job in real estate or allied field: Marketing associate, F&T Group

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’m the owner for a steel company. I plan to be a key player in the NY steel industry in the next 12 months. Concurrently, I’m also an owner working on establishing a successful medical
marijuana business in New York State once the rules and regulations are in place.

One word to describe your work environment: Bourbon

Two things on your bucket list: Free dive with sharks; become a certified skydiver

Favorite movie: The Wolf of Wall Street

Favorite book: “Letters from a Stoic” by Seneca

Favorite vacation destination: Maldives

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who? Chrissy Teigen…I know…

Rules to live by in business: Make sure you love it!

What is your DREAM job? (NOT your current job) Air Force Pilot