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 Associate for Phoenix Investors. Prior to joining Phoenix, I was an Analyst for Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke, where I am primarily focused on the Healthcare Real Estate sector.
5 Questions with Luke
Q: Which projects are you most excited about?
A: I am excited about 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 in 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 includng: 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 toward 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