This week, our 5 for Friday features Chad Gleason, CCIM, Executive Managing Director of SVN Raven in the Seattle Metro area. Chad specializes in corporate real estate, and the industrial, office and self-storage property sectors.
1.What advice would you provide to an aspiring advisor who is new to the industry?
Commit to proper training, SVN Elite and CCIM are great starting blocks. I also suggest getting yourself a trainer/mentor or business coach. Nothing beats third party accountability.
2.What does the SVN Difference mean to you?
In short, authenticity, integrity, character and responsibility all day every day even in the face of adversity. It’s more traditional in my elevator speech, “SVN delivers best in class commercial real estate services to small, mid-size and large clients in every market across the United States with a unique focus on leveraging openness, transparency, and collaboration to drive superior results for our clients.”
3.What inspired you to open or join an SVN franchise?
I wanted a CRE company that had a strong culture and was up-to-date with technology that fit well with my personality. I also wanted the freedom to be creative in how I run my business, but I also wanted the support from a national, and now global platform. Once I met the people, I knew right away that I was a fit and I plan to be for a long time.
4.What was your most memorable deal and why?
You must be talking about the one that never closed! Two years and no deal on that project, but as it turns out, we are working on many other projects with that owner from leasing other potential sales, and consulting. Not every deal will close, but if you do the right thing for your client, then the good ones support you and drive business back to you.
5.What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I studied Forest Engineering at University (Fancy Forest Ranger).
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