Growing up rooted in the PNW, I knew I never wanted to leave.
Throughout college I interned at a national investment sales firm and from day one I was hooked on the entrepreneurial spirit of the business. Each day is different but offers the opportunity to find the next deal that may help shape our region. That small possibility has driven me every day of my career.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned?
Do the things you say you are going to do. Plain and Simple. This is something my Father has instilled in me from a very young age. In order to be successful in life and business you need to hold up your end of the bargain. In our business, when the client is looking to you to help guide them through a transaction, accountability is key to a successful deal.
How did your early life shape your outlook?
Growing up being the youngest of three boys I had to have thick skin and toughen up at an early age. It was a competitive environment from the get go, and if I wanted to improve in anything from sports to school, it was up to me to work harder than my brothers if I wanted keep up with the big boys. Being a lifetime resident of Seattle and watching it develop into the global hub that it is, the relationships forged through the years have reminded me "Seattle gets smaller every day," so I always strive to be that thick skinned younger brother that is always looking to improve his game.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I argued my way into College! Since birth I dreamed of going to the University of Washington. Every year it was getting harder and harder to get accepted, and I fell just short of the index for admission. Fortunately, the admissions office was about a half a mile from my high school, and every day it was open between the day I was rejected until I received the biggest phone call of my life to then I was camped out in their office at lunch. I refused to take no for an answer, and showed them what it meant to me.