Mykle Basha | Senior Property Manager
What do you love about your career?
I love the creative process of resolving new issues. I love building a rapport with new owners and getting to a point where they fully trust you.
Tell us about something that is inspirationally important to you.
“Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one that finds the gold.”
Growing up with hundreds of foster kids I very quickly learned never to judge a book by its cover. You can build relationships with the most unexpected people when you look for the gold. That is why when I volunteer I try to go to places that many others don’t.
What advice would you give to someone starting their career?
Befriend the vendors. Always be kind to them. Don’t be afraid to ask for more details. Gain a general understanding of all aspects of a property.
What advice have you received that has helped you in your career?:
You will never stop learning in this field. You will never know it all. Whenever you think you have encountered every situation, a new one will occur. Be open to learning at every point in your career.
Where have you grown the most in your career?
Relationship building. I was always a “keep your head down and work” kind of employee. Learning to network, building relationships with clients, and being a leader to those on my team has been such a journey over the past few years.
What does “success” mean to you?
Success to me is when you feel happy and fulfilled with where you are.
What makes a good role model? Have you had one that has made an impact in your life/career?
I think a good role model is someone that their peers or people that they oversee feel comfortable coming to them with anything, good or bad. They have created a safe space. I also think it’s a place where their team feels heard. I have been fortunate enough to have many great role models in my career.
What are the things that have helped you excel in your life/career?
Building good relationships. I also think as a woman in this field, we can be underestimated. Sometimes in a construction meeting with a room full of men, it can be intimidating being the only woman there. I think having confidence that I am just as knowledgeable and speaking up has helped me in my career.