2022 CALV President
Commercial Alliance Las Vegas
Type of Business: Organization for commercial real estate professionals
Based In: Las Vegas, NV
Hails From: Orlando, FL
Years Org. has been in Nevada: 75
Years with Organization in Nevada: 5
Employees with Organization: 2
What has been instrumental to your success?
I think it’s important to keep a positive mindset and understand that we will always face some kind of adversity or challenge, but we have to keep moving forward.
What career advice would you give to someone just starting in your industry?
Gather as much knowledge as you can, specific to the part of the industry you’re interested in joining. Educate yourself and utilize the opportunities presented by all the local and national organizations for different disciplines in our industry, from CALV to IREM to CCIM to many others.
What metrics do you consider important when hiring employees?
To me, people have to have a positive attitude and be motivated, as well as the proper qualifications and background for the job. I tend to look for people who are collaborative and work well in a team environment while also being able to work independently.
What is an assumption people make about you that is dead wrong?
That’s a tough one. I think people may have the perception that because I’m a busy person that I may not be approachable, which is the exact opposite of the truth. I love mentoring and helping people whenever I am able.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
“You Can Do Anything – Just Stay Positive and Keep On Moving”
What was the most difficult experience you encountered as a leader?
When the pandemic initially hit, that was a difficult experience. We were managing millions of square feet of properties for owners and tenants who were stunned and struggling. Juggling the personal and professional challenges facing our team members was another huge issue that we had to manage and overcome.
What do you hope future generations can learn from your professional journey?
I’d go back to that book title and hope people learn they can do anything they want if they set their mind to it and keep moving forward.