18+ years ago I started my career on the tenant side, negotiating lease renewals for a small financial company. Eventually the Owner decided it made more sense to buy the buildings and lease to other retail/restaurant Owners. I was handpicked to help build their real estate development company. I went on to earn my Certified Shopping Center Management and Certified Retail Real Estate Professional Certifications with ICSC and am currently an active member of the Illinois Government Relations Committee.
When I am not at work you can find me enjoying time with family, friends and my favorite furry companions. If I’m bored, which rarely happens, I’ll jump into my virtual reality goggles to go fly around the Country in Google Earth or walk into a VR Social Media App to meet people all over the world.
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.”