Where are you originally from and how long have you lived in Las Vegas: I grew up in the small town of Mount Shasta on the California/Oregon border. I moved to Las Vegas in 1985 to attend UNLV. Go Rebels!
What has NAIOP provided you that has helped you grow professionally or personally?
NAIOP helped create an almost instant network of industry friends. I’ve been able to build real relationships with people from all aspects of the commercial real estate industry. The network has helped to fast-track my learning process and open doors to opportunities.
What has been your favorite experience or story that happened at NAIOP event?
My new member coffee has been my favorite event. I was able to meet a lot of people and learn not just what they do, but who they are. Our group is diverse and part of the fun is learning what people do when they are away from the industry.
Who have you met at a NAIOP event that has influenced you or that you have become close friends with?
I have only been a member for a year and I already have a long list of people that have influenced me and I have become friends with. We’ve gone to lunch and cheered on our home teams at the Allegiant and T Mobile arenas.
What do you want your legacy to be in the Southern Nevada community?
People always want to do business with other people they know, like and trust. Maybe that’s why I like NAIOP so much. I’d like to be known as the guy who built relationships and connections professionally and personally.