I grew up in Menomonee Falls and attended Marquette University for my undergraduate degree, focusing on Commercial Real Estate and Finance. I’ve been with Colliers Wisconsin for about 4.5 years now, 1 as an Intern, 2.5 as a Research & Investment Analyst, and 1 year in my current position as a Transaction Manager. Outside of Colliers, I stay active in the community by coaching basketball at Germantown High School and Chapman Basketball Academy.
Q) What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A) What I enjoy most about Commercial Real Estate is the opportunity to cross paths with people from all walks of life and learn about businesses from various industries.
Q) What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A) The best advice I have ever received is from whoever taught me the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. It might be basic, but I think it’s a great rule to follow both in business and life.
Q) What is your favorite quote?
A) My favorite quote comes from Jackie Robinson, who said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”
Q) Where did you grow up?
A) I grew up in Menomonee Falls
Q) What was cool when you were growing up but isn’t cool now?
A) Going to Blockbuster
Q) What’s your favorite place to travel to?
A) I’ve only had the opportunity to go once, but I’d love to visit Australia again, especially Sydney. Such a diverse culture, with a comfortable lifestyle, great food, and beautiful beaches.
Q) What made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A) I chose Commercial Real Estate because I’ve always had a passion for cities and the architecture of the buildings within them. When I was a kid, I loved building my own cities out of legos and lincoln logs with my brothers. As I grew older, I continued to have a curiosity for how the physical assets of a city affected people and how they lived. This curiosity led me to Marquette University where I was exposed to a wide variety of avenues within Commercial Real Estate that allowed me to find one that matched my skill set with my passion.
Q) What do you hope to get out of your NextGen Experience?
A) Out of this NextGen experience, I’m hoping to gain a better understanding of the industry as a whole. Since a majority of my experience within commercial real estate so far has been through the brokerage lens, I’m excited to learn more about the other fields and the people who work in them.