Briefly tell us what you do: As a portfolio manager, I help our business development team underwrite lending opportunities, structure financing to most effectively support our clients’ objectives, and monitor trends in the industry. It’s critical for me to develop an intimate understanding of each project, so that we can respond quickly and intuitively to our clients’ needs. I love what I do because it gives me the chance to hone my knowledge of the industry and the local market, and to use that insight to add value within and outside Associated.
Which project do you love the most or are most proud of? I love water-oriented developments. The need to accommodate the physical contours of the water usually demands creativity, and the water itself adds a unique visual aspect. Milwaukee’s lucky to have a few water features to take advantage of.
What do you hope to gain with your NAIOP Membership? Since first visiting Wisconsin eight years ago and moving here two years later, I’ve been an avid enthusiast for this western Great Lakes region. I want to leverage NAIOP’s industry position to build relationships with real estate professionals here and across the country, as well as with players in the private and public sectors that both rely on our industry and drive the fundamentals that allow future real estate development to thrive. I want to help ensure that this region enhances its economic vitality and its quality of life well into the future.
Do you have a favorite author or quote? I read mostly based on topical interest rather than an affinity for a particular author. I enjoy economic history and contemporary financial issues, especially as they apply to urbanization. Having said that, Daniel Silva writes a pretty good espionage thriller.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? Well, I have a very dry sense of humor, so anything ironic makes me laugh a little. I was recently backpacking with a friend in Colorado and I boasted to him that I wasn’t feeling the altitude. By the time we got down off the hill that day, I was sicker than a dog. I have to laugh at that.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? That’s a very hard question to answer, because things inevitably change. I think I can say that I’ll still be curious, eager to push the limits of my knowledge, and open to opportunities to contribute to my company and my city.
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