Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in.
DWIGHT KAY HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN MY CAREER
A: Well, I've always had an interest in business. Both of my parents were entrepreneurs and owned restaurants and other small businesses in our little hometown of Winchester, Virginia. I have two sisters, one older and one younger, and we always were motivated to work. Whenever we wanted money, we didn't just get an allowance, we went to work in the restaurant. So, I grew up surrounded by a business environment. Ever since I can remember, the world of business has fascinated me. Then I became attracted to real estate because I just thought how fascinating it would be to own multiple homes or rental properties. Then the idea of being able to help people build equity struck me as a great career direction. So, I started to pursue a career of selling real estate. But then I thought, ‘my gosh, commercial real estate would be so much more interesting than residential real estate because it's all about business.’ So, I moved my career toward commercial real estate sales.
Who has been the strongest influence on your career?
A: In my most recent career, I would have to give all the kudos to Dwight Kay, the founder of Kay Properties. What he does with our company and how he nurtures and builds and grows people within the company is so impressive. For sure he's done that with me as well. Now, I've been successful in commercial real estate, but Dwight pushed me in ways that I didn’t think I was ready for. Speaking to large crowds of people and always pushing myself and everybody at Kay Properties to reach just a little bit further than we’re comfortable with and making everyone a little better every day. Most definitely, Dwight Kay has been the biggest influence in my current career.
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