Our first board spotlight is Jim Larkin, SIOR from Colliers International.
Name: Jim Larkin, SIOR
Title: Senior Vice President, Industrial
Email: [email protected]
Jim developed professionalism, leadership skills, and a competitive drive while playing and coaching for a professional soccer team. This provided Jim with the solid foundation to thrive as a top producer in the commercial brokerage industry. Jim was also involved with marketing, advertising, public speaking, and community development activities during his career, allowing him to build relationships and network in a professional business environment.
Jim has been responsible for over 5 million SF of transactions since joining Inland Companies in 2008. On behalf of his clients, Jim markets and promotes properties to the brokerage community and to prospective tenants and buyers as well as helping clients solve all of their real estate needs. His areas of expertise include; industrial leasing and sales, landlord and tenant representation, research and analysis, and implementation of marketing campaigns.
See how he answered some of our questions:
Q: What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A: I really love the interaction with others in this industry. The competition, collaboration, and inner drive that you need every day to be successful in this business is a major factor in why I love what I do.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A: An old coach once told me, “you should never have to tell anyone how good you are. If you are good enough they will tell you.
Q: ”What is your favorite quote?
A: “It’s no secret ambition bites the nails of success”
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: Toronto, Canada.
Q: What made you choose commercial real estate?
A: A few conversations with Nick Flemma (RIP)
Q: Who is the most influential person in your life?
A: My wife
Q: What is something you hope to do in 2021?
A: Set a personal income record.
Q: What is an important life lesson you’ve learned?
A: Be polite and kind to everyone. You never know when that will come back to you.
Q: Fill in the blank.
A: If you knew me very well, you’d know how much I love to laugh.