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Global business leader, celebrity car builder, published author, and speaker, Thomas “TJ” Loftin revolutionized the Low Riding and auto industry with nearly three decades of business innovation.  Mr. Loftin formally founded three successful global businesses (Express Gold Plating, Compton Wire Wheels and Molded Suspension).   

Mr. Loftin manufactures auto parts.  He also played a pivotal role in creating the multibillion dollar low-riding industry.  His classic cars led him into the film industry as his cars were featured in music videos, movies, commercials and television shows. He was also invited to be on set of NWA’s reunion movie, “Straight Outta Compton” and “Driving While Black.” 


Mr. Loftin is featured in countless magazines highlighting his industry genius. He recently has been featured in The Washington Informer newspaper in Washington, D.C., and in the Liberated Minds Black Homeschool and Education Institute magazine.  Mr. Loftin also has a production company called LOF10 Productions.  Through his production company, he travels the country giving Key Note speeches, panel discussions, workshops, business trainings, lectures, and provides business coaching and consultations.


He also speaks on numerous panel discussions around the country with the Black College Expo. He travels the country with his tours called “The Auto Industry,” and “Monetizing Gentrification” of which he just released his first book, “Monetizing Gentrification.”  As an expert in gentrification, real estate, and business investments, he trains investors to create wealth and coach people on how to monetize gentrification and create legacies.  Mr. Loftin develops educational programs through his online course, “TJ’s Wealth Academy” by planting the seeds of entrepreneurship.  He is dedicated to educating the masses by creating entrepreneurs, not employees.

How to Monetize Gentrification


In my youth, I was told that California would one day only be financially comfortable for the wealthy.  I was also taught to always keep some type of property here in California. So, as a seasoned real estate investor and business owner, I closely monitor all trends regarding topics of real estate and business while looking for opportunities. Over the last decade, I’ve noticed some historical moves like gentrification (high rent and housing), opportunity zones, affordable housing, tariffs, and Airbnb to bring into fruition what was told to me as a youth.   


California has the most expensive real estate in the country.  And now that it’s being gentrified, it’s pushing African American’s out in large numbers creating historical investment opportunities in new business startups, expansions, and land development all over the country. For all future articles, I will be discussing investment opportunities, strategies and more on how to Monetize Gentrification.

Thomas TJ Loftin / Author
LOF10 Productions 

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