Join us in welcoming CARW member, Kevin Hardman from The Kubala Washatko Architects. See how he answered a few questions from us:
Name: Kevin Hardman
Title: Director of Business Development
Email: [email protected]
Q: What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A: The opportunity to create more vibrant, more humane, and more economically resilient places.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A: From the author Tim O’Reilly: “Money is like gas in the car—you need to pay attention or you’ll end up on the side of the road—but a successful business or a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations.”
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up of people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: The great city of Cincinnati, Ohio
Q: What was cool you were growing up but isn’t cool now?
A: Everything that was cool to me growing up is still cool, to me. My daughters think otherwise.
Q: What’s your favorite place to travel to?
A: Any place that was built to comfortably accommodate people who walk, bike, and take transit.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: Aided by a time machine: Leonardo da Vinci.
Time machine unavailable: Jan Gehl
Q: What made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A: The opportunity to affect the on-the-ground condition of our built environment.
Q: What is a goal you would like to accomplish within your Commercial Real Estate career?
A: To help transform Milwaukee into one of the world’s most pedestrian-friendly cities on the planet. In doing so we’ll create one of the world’s greatest places to live, to visit, and to build a business.
Q: What do you hope to get out of your membership with CARW?
A: To work alongside other commercial real-estate leaders to realize our region and state’s huge potential.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to share with other members?
A: Milwaukee and Wisconsin can be world-class; we have enviable assets. The only thing standing between us and world-class is our collective commitment to make it happen.