Gabe Philibert

Gabe Philibert

Bell State Bank & Trust  |  Senior Vice President — Business Banking

Minneapolis, Minnesota

What advice would you give to someone starting out in CRE?

  • Ask lots of questions. Your employer won't expect you to know it all day one but they will expect you to continue to want to learn your trade.
  • Find a mentor outside of your firm. The more you can learn about the industry, the more value you can provide your clients (and your firm).
  • Give back. Even as ‘rookie’ in the CRE industry, your contributions can be invaluable.

How has NAIOP advanced your career in CRE?
NAIOP has provided me the ability to build life long relationships with quality individuals within the industry, which I may not have made if I wasn't a part of NAIOP. Then as a result, I have then been fortunate enough to have those relationships play a part in advancing my career.