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 Matt Friedman from PARADIGM Real Estate Corporation. To find out more about Matt and his answers to the five questions we asked him, click on the link below.
Matt Friedman | Vice President
PARADIGM Real Estate Corporation
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Q: Which projects are you most excited about?
A: The arena project is the signature piece of downtown Milwaukee’s renaissance. It will have a tremendous impact on the downtown experience for locals and visitors, and hopefully a ripple effect for the success of current and future projects downtown.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: I’m a breakfast and brunch fanatic, and my two favorites are North Avenue Grill and Mad Rooster Cafe.
Q: What Made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A: It was two pieces, family and opportunity. I got into the business working for my brother-in-law Brian Parrish. He presented me with a great opportunity to help him grow a business that he did an excellent job establishing. The chance to be an entrepreneur and a problem-solver for business owners also intrigued me.
Q: What is your biggest takeaway from our NextGen Meetings?
A: We all wear many hats as real estate brokers, and it’s important to be knowledgeable about all of the pieces that come together to make real estate investments possible. NextGen has connected us with resources that can help us overcome obstacles in deals, and also supplied us with enough knowledge to be dangerous when it comes to each piece of getting a deal done.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: I’m from Cleveland and a huge sports fan, so LeBron James. More than just being a fan, I’d be interested to know what makes him tick, and how he continues to reach greater heights after winning three championships and four MVP awards.
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.