Name: Thomas Godbout
DLI Class President
Title: Vice President – Commercial Lending
Company: First Savings Bank
Years in the Industry: 7
Where are you originally from? I’m originally from Bristol, CT and have lived in Las Vegas for the last 7 years.
What has NAIOP provided you that has helped you grow professionally or personally? NAIOP has provided me with the resources to become successful in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. The connections I have made over the years has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. As the President of the current DLI class, I have been able to gain more valuable connections that will allow me to continue to grow both personally and professionally.
What has been your favorite experience? I always enjoy the annual NAIOP Golf Outing. This event is one of the best events that NAIOP puts on. I have to say another great experience was our DLI retreat we had last year. I was able to get close to 20 other young leaders in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. These relationships will last for a lifetime. I also have to say being elected the Class President was a pretty cool experience.
Who Have I met or become closer friends with at NAIOP: Someone that has influenced me through NAIOP is Kyle Nagy. The level of professionalism and knowledge he has showed has influenced me both professionally and personally.
Another person that has greatly influenced me is my boss and mentor, Robert Sandhu. Robert has taken me under his wing and has taught me how to conduct business the right way and has influenced me personally as well.
What do you want your legacy to be in the Southern Nevada community? The legacy I want to have in the Southern Nevada Community is that Thomas was someone who was hard working, professional, did business the right way, and was a great friend all at the same time.