The Barry Company
While the world of real estate was not Nick’s initial chosen career path, he always knew he wanted to be involved in commercial real estate. His upbringing was his education beginning with his grandfather, who built houses in the Milwaukee area decades ago. It continued with his father who has been involved in commercial real estate for 50 years and who assumed the duties of the properties his grandfather had acquired. As a result of their influence, involvement, and support, he learned many aspects of commercial real estate throughout those years.
After graduating from college, Nick worked 13 years in a sales capacity for staffing firms and finally decided to make the jump into commercial real estate. The most valuable lesson he learned was that it’s “Who you know,” and the greatest method of meeting people is networking. CARW is the best organization for networking he’s experienced and is excited to join the NextGen program to help not only me but to help others benefit from the organization as well.
See how he answered some of our questions:
Q. What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A. The freedom, which in turn, allows me the ability to become the best professional I can be.
Q. What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A. “Take nothing personally.”
Q. What is your favorite quote?
A. “What we do in life, echoes in eternity.”
Q. Where did you grow up?
A. Brookfield, WI
Q. What was cool when you were growing up but isn’t cool now?
A. I thought punk bands would have a longer lifespan, I’m a fan of Blink-182…
Q. Favorite thing about Wisconsin?
A. The people.
Q. What’s your favorite place to travel to?
A. Las Vegas, NV.
Q. Which projects are you involved in/most excited about?
A. I just listed a large piece of land just outside of Madison, which could be a major contributor to growing the area.
Q. If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A. Elon Musk has one of the most intriguing personalities that I’ve recently found.
Q. What made you choose commercial real estate?
A. My family has been involved in it, beginning with my grandfather many decades ago…it’s somewhat of a tradition I’d like to carry.
Q. What is a goal you would like to accomplish within your commercial real estate career?
A. Own, operate and maintain my own commercial real estate property.
Q. What do you hope to get out of your membership with CARW?
A. Extreme network growth.
Q. Is there anything else you would like to share with other members?
A. Starting my CRE career after having a prior career for over 10 years, this is the most-interesting industry of which I’m aware. It’s so important to network with EVERYONE, whether they’re potential clients, competitors, and/or everything in between!