Briefly tell us about what you do:
I am the President of Hovde Properties, LLC. We are a full-service real estate development and property management firm. We specialize in major office and multi-family projects as well as student housing and single-family housing developments primarily in the Madison and Milwaukee markets.
Why did you want to join the NAIOP Board of Directors?
For the opportunity to work collaboratively with other property owners and developers on issues critical to our business interests and long-term success. The work NAIOP does is so important to all of us in the real estate industry. I believe it is our obligation to share our experiences and give back in any way that we can.
What do you hope to get from your experience?
I hope that I can contribute my 30+ years of experience working in the real estate development and construction to help our organization strategize and push for change on issues that affect our industry. What do you hope to give? Simply my time and experience having worked on a wide range of development projects in my short 30 year career.
Do you have a favorite book?
Unbroken – book is much better than the movie! An amazing story that celebrates the drive and human spirit that one man possessed while faced with seemingly insurmountable odds and challenges as a prisoner of war during WWII.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I’m married and have two beautiful adult daughters. My oldest, Danica, is in grad school at Penn State University. My younger Daughter, Megan, works as a Senior Program Assistant for the Institute of Medicine in Washington, DC.