Development is a thrilling puzzle; the excitement lies in the unknown. Like a box with a picture on top, you can catch a glimpse of your vision for the project. It's not until you open the box and piece it all together that the true adventure begins.
A Diverse Perspective in Emerging Markets
Throughout my career, I’ve gotten to experience some very unique markets: Lincoln, NE; Pittsburgh, PA; Tallahassee, FL—spanning all the way to the real estate industry in Puerto Rico, where I focused on hospitality and master planning development sites. This has allowed me to broaden my perspective and gain valuable insights into different market cultures, bringing those lessons learned and solutions to Nashville. What I have learned along the way, is the importance of community engagement and the impact it has on the success of a project.
There is No One-Size-Fits-All Approach
As a developer, it is imperative when entering new markets to immerse yourself in the community and genuinely listening to stakeholders' feedback. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy. By understanding the challenges, goals and unique characteristics of each market, I work with our team to ensure the project is tailored to the customer, users, neighbors and market. This all starts and ends with the community. It’s important to actively participate in neighborhood meetings, community events and organizations to build strong relationships and gain valuable insights about what matters most.
Bringing Success to Life
It takes character, teamwork and adaptability to achieve success. In this industry, it's expected to be solution-oriented and innovative. And it takes a team of experts with diverse skills to achieve what's possible. At Mortenson, we have different expertise offering you insight to bring your investment to life. Our goal is to make the process easier by serving as your partner and guide every step of the way. We know success is about more than the project—and that's what we live for—the opportunity to create something impactful for both the community and the businesses who call it home.
I believe in the power of continuous learning and expanding one's horizons. Outside of work, you'll often find me engaged in activities that nourish my mind and soul—and that includes the amazing culinary variety in Nashville. I love food, and I get to explore the different communities one restaurant at a time.
- Practicing mindfulness
- Connecting with nature
- Mastering the barbecue