Join us in welcoming CARW’s new member, Vedran Rimarcuk from First Midwest Bank. See how he answered a few questions from us:
Name: Vedran Rimarcuk
Title: Assistant Vice President – Commercial Underwriter II
Email: [email protected]
Q: What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A: I love that this industry is always changing and evolving, especially in downtown Milwaukee. The new BMO Tower, Bucks Arena, and so many new hotels and restaurants have really transformed the city. Having the opportunity to work for a real estate developer, a brokerage firm, and now a regional bank has also allowed me to work on some exciting projects and develop a strong background in debt management.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A: Be kind to people; treat everyone as you would like to be treated.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: “It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up in Wisconsin. However, I was born in a small town in Bosnia & Herzegovina and moved to the suburb of Brookfield when I was seven. Learning to speak English while speaking Croatian at home was one of the biggest challenges I had to face.
Q: What was cool when you were growing up but isn’t cool now?
A: Getting together with friends to play Halo after school.
Q: What’s your favorite place to travel to?
A: If it’s a weekend trip I’ll never turn down Vegas. Otherwise, nothing compares to being in Europe.
Q: What do you hope to get out of your membership with CARW?
A: I always enjoy learning from all the CRE professionals in our community. In recent years, I have gone through the CARW NextGen Program and participated in various events throughout the year. I hope to continue building on those experiences as I grow my career