My brokerage career began just prior to the Great Recession – not the best of times to be starting out. My belief in the power of real estate as an investment kept me in my seat then, and it’s still what gets me up in the morning.
I’ve been a commercial broker since 2007. I got started on the finance side at the age of 19 working as an intern for a lending firm in my hometown, San Diego, CA. I quickly worked my way over to commercial, and since 2008 have focused exclusively on leased investment sales of commercial properties. I have worked at national firms and value that experience, but have always wanted more out of a brokerage company. For 10 years I’ve set my sights on being part of the team at Capital Pacific. Now that I’m here, the flow of information sharing and entrepreneurial environment is a breath of fresh air. Working in real estate doesn’t get old for me. When I have a new assignment or client I’m fired up, ready to dive in headfirst with excitement and gratitude for every aspect of the project.
What’s the best thing about working at Capital Pacific?
The thing that stands out for me is being surrounded by like-minded, deeply driven people who truly care about the business and most importantly, each other. I come away from every conversation with something of value. Our platform pushes me every day to realize my potential. It’s amazing to find a highly motivated team that also works collaboratively and shares their knowledge and experience.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned?
Both in work and in life, the grass is always greener when you water it. I give 110% effort to the things that matter to me, especially nurturing relationships with clients and colleagues. For me, success isn’t collecting a commission; it’s achieved and maintained by keeping a positive attitude throughout what can be an intense process. I strive to develop lasting partnerships rather than to simply complete transactions. Having the trust and respect of both my clients and those I work with is the most rewarding part of the job.
What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve done?
My dog was being brutally attacked by a pack of raccoons. In the process of rescuing him I was bitten, but thankfully the dog survived. It is an example of my instinct to move quickly and wisely to protect others from harm. It’s the same way I treat every client. When I’m faced with a problem, I’m relentless until it’s solved.