Each week, we’ll feature one of the CARW NextGen participants. There are fourteen commercial real estate professionals involved in the program – each with their unique story to share and individual motivation for involvement. This week’s featured NextGen’R is Jake Nelson from NAI MLG Commercial To find out more about Jake and his answers to the five questions we asked him, click on the link below.
Jake Nelson | NAI MLG Commercial
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Q: Which projects are you most excited about?
A: With all the work going on Downtown it’s hard to pick a development outside of the area but I’d say that I’m most excited about the increased national/regional retail interest in the market: This has helped spur multiple new developments within SE Wisconsin.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: I enjoy going to new restaurants and trying new foods so I don’t usually go to the same restaurant very often, but one that’s an exception is Freshfin Poké on North. Poké is like sushi in a bowl. I’d recommend trying it if you haven’t yet.
Q: What Made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A: I was looking around for internships that were well-suited for my double major in Finance and Marketing and found one with a commercial real estate brokerage in Milwaukee. After spending some time interning, I enjoyed being able to assist retailers, both local and national, with their plans to grow within the region and the ability to impact the evolving retail landscape.
Q: What is your biggest takeaway from our NextGen Meetings?
A: My favorite parts from our meetings are being able to meet with and learn from people in related fields while also being able to build relationships with the others in the group.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: I’d like to meet with Richard Branson.
CARW NextGen began in early 2017 and was designed for commercial real estate professionals with five or fewer years in the industry. We have a mix of professionals from brokers in every sector and finance professionals. The team meets monthly and hears from panels of seasoned professionals from a variety of areas in the commercial real estate space. From architects to developers and engineers to elected officials; this group is gaining new insights and access to a variety of information and people who help make them more effective in their careers. For more information about the program and schedule, click HERE.