I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in May, 2017 with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate. I have been working in the Commercial Real Estate industry for 2 ½ years, and originally started my career with a global valuation & advisory firm, Duff & Phelps, as a Commercial Real Estate Valuation Analyst. There I assisted with providing analysis and appraisal services for a variety of property types including: investment properties, complex industrial and manufacturing facilities, multi-family properties, agricultural land, specialized use properties, restaurants, office buildings, retail centers, and healthcare facilities.
I now work as an Analyst for Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke, where I am primarily focused on the Healthcare Real Estate sector. In my current role, I am primarily responsible for providing clients with valuation services for their healthcare real estate holdings, assisting in asset management, and conducting market research to provide general market analyses and advise on key market drivers affecting the value of commercial real estate properties throughout Wisconsin.
5 Questions with Luke
Q: Which projects are you most excited about?
A: I am excited for the continued development of the Deer District and the development of the vacant sites surrounding the Fiserv Forum. The new arena has already been a catalyst for other new development in that area, and I’m excited to see what new projects will be completed on the remaining undeveloped areas; including the former Bradley Center site.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: I am a big fan of restaurants with good chicken wings and I enjoy some of the great Milwaukee wings spots including: Tomkens, Spitfires on State, and Points East Pub. I recently found a newer restaurant on Kenilworth and Prospect that I’ve now been to several times called Merge MKE. In my mind, their Nashville Dry Rub wings are the best wings in town.
Q: What made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A: I had a professor at UW-Stevens Point named Dave Schalow that taught a Real Estate Investment course. Prior to being a college professor, he was a real estate investor in Southern California. His energy and excitement towards real estate and real estate investing rubbed off on me throughout the semester, and his course convinced me that a career in Real Estate could be both exciting and rewarding.
Q: What is one word that comes to mind when you think of CARW?
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: Giannis Antetokounmpo