5 for Friday – Cameron Peterson, Senior Advisor at SVN | Northco Real Estate Services

This week, our 5 for Friday features Cameron Peterson, Senior Advisor at SVN | Northco Real Estate Services, based out of Minneapolis, MN. With a product specialty in Golf and Resorts, Cameron offers extensive knowledge of this unique investment type.

1. What geographic market do you conduct the majority of your business in? 

Over the course of developing our Resort & Golf practice, we have had a major focus in the Midwest. However, with the growth of this practice, our reach has expanded to projects across the United States and across the globe.

2. What advice would you provide to an aspiring advisor who is new to the industry?

Find a trusted mentor who has been in the business and sit right next to them. There is a saying that “more is caught than taught.” After you find someone to show you the ropes, find an area of opportunity and become the market expert in that area.

3. What learning tools would you recommend to your colleagues to further their knowledge and enhance their careers?

I believe we constantly need to be learning to grow personally and in our careers. I would recommend the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, as my focus has recently been to grow in leadership. While the podcast is not directly related to real estate, it provides great foundational principles for any aspiring leader.

4. Why did you join SVN?

We had an established practice in Golf and Resort sales but saw the opportunity to expand this practice across the nation utilizing SVN’s network. In addition, SVN offered our core business in CRE the platform, training and technology to grow. What keeps us at SVN is the people and the culture that has been discovered.

5. List a fun fact to share about yourself – something that people may not know and that they may be surprised to find out.

One fact that I am proud of is that I grew up on a farm. My family still farms and I try to go back in the Spring and Fall to help out with planting and harvest. This is a fun change of pace from commercial real estate and our business allows this flexibility.


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