Join us in welcoming CARW member, Charese Gardner from Gardner & Associates Real Estate and Investment Firm. See how she answered a few questions from us:
Name: Charese Gardner
Q: What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A: I enjoy dealing with professional visionaries on an extensive level to further develop their commercial portfolio and to fully execute the vision of my client’s dreams. I personally know how important proper education and direction are in a highly competitive industry like this. Throughout my career I have grown to consider myself a lead strategist, using that skill to help me to climb the ladder in the real estate industry. I have comprehensive knowledge of the different aspects and phases of real estate, as well as strong skills in financial management. I am aware of my outstanding ability to set continued goals and achieve them as well as mobilizing resources to execute what is needed to achieve the most challenging obstacles.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A: Believe in yourself.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. – Chris Grosser
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Decatur, Mississippi
Q: What was cool you were growing up but isn’t cool now?
A: Smoking cigarettes
Q: What’s your favorite place to travel to?
A: Houston, Texas.
Q: What do you hope to get out of your membership with CARW?
A: I plan to use the knowledge gained from this membership to establish key relationships with individuals and connections gained throughout to build a company with a strong superstructure. I plan to build an organization capable of purchasing land, neglected properties, industrial complexes, shopping malls, and in the future build residential communities. My deployment plan will create, support, and preserve small businesses that now struggle in those targeted communities. I plan to provide the recourses needed to maintain a strong community info structure that will strengthen local businesses for decades to come. This will birth a recovering mindset to countless members in the communities to take ownership and value in their business.