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 Ben Anderson from Colliers International. To find out more about Ben and his answers to the five questions we asked him, click on the link below.
Ben Anderson | Associate Broker
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Q: Which projects are you most excited about?
A: Excited about the Couture. Not only will a 40 plus story building change the skyline, but it will bring rooftops to the CBD which should revitalize the retail that has historically struggled due to the M-F lunch/dinner only crowd.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: Two favorites. Harbor House for the views of the city and Morel for the incredible grub and bourbon selection.
Q: What Made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A: I took a class in college that I assumed was about residential real estate. Turned out to be commercial and our professor was a long time industrial broker in the Madison market. He told us real world stories about how deals were put together and I have been fascinated by it ever since.
Q: What is your biggest takeaway from our NextGen Meetings?
A: The exposure to the panelists are great but I feel that the biggest takeaway is building further relationships with peers in the industry. These are going to be people that we will be putting deals together with for the next 30 years.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: Hands down Jimmy Buffett. I’d rather make it a happy hour than lunch but you know, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere
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.