We will be featuring one of the CARW NextGen participants. There are 24 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 Steven Rosandich.
Name: Steven Rosandich
Title: Financial Controller
Email: [email protected]
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where I studied Economics and am currently pursuing my MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. I joined Renters Warehouse in 2017 as the Financial Controller where I manage a $75 million residential and multifamily portfolio. In the last three years, I have worked alongside the team to grow the Company four-fold between acquisitions and client servicing and look forward to contributing to future growth through syndications. I am also personally invested in real estate across the Greater Milwaukee area and believe in the market’s strengths for future real estate projects.
Q: What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A: I enjoy the people! Everyone has a different goal with real estate, so it is fun to learn how others are creative in this space. Commercial real estate is the perfect medium for communicating and collaborating to help others hit their goals. It can be anything from providing financial gain to helping a business gets its start. The opportunities are endless.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A: Add value to everyone and everything you do. When you help others achieve their goals, you get closer to achieving your own.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A:” “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons.” This is like the glass is half full perspective. If you can learn something out of a bad situation, it can only help give perspective for the future.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up in Oak Creek, WI with a big family of seven boys. I still remember driving past the old Delphi building before it was redeveloped into the vibrant Drexel Town Square! I’m excited about the lakefront development and the future of the city.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: I would love to have lunch with Arnold Schwarzenegger. I find his story fascinating. He is an immigrant who dominated bodybuilding, started his own businesses, became an actor, and entered politics. With a resume that packed, I know there’d be many lessons learned spending some time with him.
Q: What do you hope to get out of your membership with CARW?
A: I am looking to create lasting relationships with my peers. I think it’s important to connect with the rising talent of Milwaukee Real Estate and to be associated with the future of the city. With how collaborative real estate is, it’s easier to make things happen with people you know and like. I want to be a cheerleader for their successes and hope they can be one for mine.