Some key traits I learned from my time in the Army are to never quit and to always place the mission first. I carry these over to my role as Research Analyst at Capital Pacific when working on a project.
If I can’t find the answers I’m looking for at first, I dig in deeper, placing the client’s needs first.
Problem-solving has always been my strong suit. I consistently put in the necessary time and energy to find the solution. I enjoy a challenge, no matter the scope. It’s what keeps me moving forward and tests my personal skills and limits. Conducting research is like playing a game of pool; you need the ability to be able to look at a problem from all angles and have the patience to get things lined up correctly.
Working in the Research department fits my personality very well: I am a truth-seeker and a fact-finder. I am willing to wade through information overload to find key information on properties, people, or companies.
What is the best part about working for Capital Pacific?
Hands down the best thing about working at Capital Pacific is the culture here. The first ingredient to having a great culture is the people you work and interact with on a daily basis. Here at Capital Pacific, every day is a new adventure with this crew-- one day we are having an innovative off site and the next we are throwing an outside-the-box celebration. We are more than coworkers here; everyone feels like family. You can see it in peoples’ faces and hear it in their voices, whether we are laughing together or venting over a frustration. The second ingredient is the environment provided to operate in. Here that environment is one of understanding and growth as well as providing each employee with the autonomy they need to succeed and thrive in their role.
What did you do before you got into real estate, and how does this influence your approach?
Before I got into the real estate game, I spent a decent amount of time in the United States Army. Being in the Army has taught me a great amount of discipline and patience and made me a problem solver. I am not quick to jump to conclusions, and I’ll put in the time needed to find the right solution. It also taught me to always place the mission first, and I take that approach when it comes to our clients.
What was your first job?
I got my first job when I was fifteen, as a busboy at a local diner called Dea's In & Out.