We will be featuring one of the CARW NextGen participants. There are 18 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 Jay Blom from Founders 3 Real Estate Services.
Jay Blom | Founders 3 Real Estate Services
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Q: Which projects are you most excited about?
A: Currently I’m most excited for the Foxconn Project. I am excited to see how much of an impact it truly will have on Wisconsin as a whole. In addition, I’m very excited about all of the activity going on downtown Milwaukee as well. It’s nice that the city is starting to be revitalized and turning into a city that people and consumers want to come visit.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: I like to try a wide variety of restaurants, but at the moment, one of my favorite restaurants is Fresh Fin Poke. It’s a new to market concept that has a few locations in the Milwaukee area and their food is unbelievably fresh and plentiful.
Q: What Made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A: I had always been intrigued with Real Estate and considered residential at first. However, I was fortunate enough to meet my current boss at a previous job that I had and after some very informative conversations with him, I decided that I was fascinated with CRE and when I was offered a job with their firm, it was a no brainer for me to accept the position. It’s been a blast so far and I’m looking forward to the coming years and building my business.
Q: What is one word that comes to mind when you think of CARW?
A: Success. CARW is beyond successful in every aspect of their organization.
Q: What is your biggest takeaway from our NextGen meetings?
A: My biggest takeaway is that I was exposed to so many unknowns within CRE. I’ve been doing retail leasing and sales for a little over 4 years now, but to see all of the different dynamics and niches within CRE beyond simple leasing and sales was informative and intriguing. I definitely feel like a stronger and more credible broker due to the NEXTGen meetings.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: There are a lot of people I’d like to have lunch with, but I think I would choose Aaron Rodgers. I would love to talk football with him, but also talk business with him and hear some of his stories about all of his trials and tribulations he has faced both on and off the field.
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.