What advice would you give to someone starting out in CRE?
- The importance of networking. Start building relationships and contacts with your peer group – many will continue in CRE and will be your most useful assets in the future. You never know what doors your network will open.
- Find good mentors and stay in touch with them. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice.
How has NAIOP advanced your career in CRE?
It has provided an opportunity to network with folks in every area of CRE and those I might not have otherwise met. It has provided a forum to build strong relationships through a variety of different events, functions and seminars.
Who or what has influenced you most in your professional life?
My father. He started his real estate career as a real estate agent managing and buying small single family rental homes and now has amassed a large commercial real estate portfolio. He has shown me that with hard work, dedication, humility and always acting with the upmost integrity, anything is possible.