I've been in real estate for over a decade, and in that time I've grown to love what I do. I've always believed that work should be fun and that, truly working as a team, we can develop the kind of synergy uncommon in most organizations. It's that kind of philosophy that drives the agent-first attitude of Summa Real Estate Group, the company I helped found. We allow our agents to be deeply involved in the company, knowing that will lead to a more passionate focus on work and a more positive, enjoyable environment. Obviously others agree: since the time I founded the company we've had great results and grown to over 100 employees in several offices, with new franchise offices opening almost monthly.
As far as my personal skills and experience go, I've been involved in just about every type of transaction possible, from short sales and bank-owned REO properties, to foreclose, bare land, residential and commercial. In addition to doing brokerage, I invest heavily in the space, specializing in distressed properties. I think it's important to know what's going on every step of the way, so I've also participated in land development and different kinds of construction and home building. On a more personal note, lately I've been focusing more on giving back to the community and helping the area's less privileged youth, with an eye toward the future of this industry and how we affect the environment. I'm the founder of Youth Building Green, a charitable organization based around those very ideals.