Every Friday here on the Sperry Van Ness® blog, we’ll be spotlighting one of our commercial real estate advisors who is game to answer our Five for Friday questions.
We start off with Ryan Imbrie, from Sperry Van Ness/Imbrie Realty, LLC in Portland Oregon.
1. What is your geographic market and product specialty?
I am based in Portland, Oregon and focus on retail investment sales in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
2. What’s your latest best practice tip that you can share?
Although it is common sense, the best practice that has been fruitful for me in the past year is re-engaging with past clients. I have been reaching out to clients I have represented in buying or selling property in the past and asking what I should be working on for them. This practice has led to several new listings as well as uncovering quite a few buyer needs.
3. What’s been the biggest change over on how you run your business in the past decade?
I don’t quite have a decade in the business (only 8 ½ years) but the biggest change has been building a strong team in the office. When I started my career in 2004, I took the one-man-team approach. Now, sellers want to hire a team of agents rather than one individual.
4. What business book do you like to recommend to your colleagues?
A book I just read has helped me re-focus on my goals in business and life: Train Your Brain for Success by Roger Seip
5. What’s a fun fact that not everyone knows about you?
In my free time (not that I have much with three daughters – ages 7, 5 and 1) I am an avid woodworker. Some of the projects I have completed are a sleigh bed, bedside table, dresser, buffet table, hope chest, bookcase, picture frames as well as several jewelry boxes.
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