Amazing how a networking event creates gratitude. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a networking event with several of the colleagues that have influenced my career. It encouraged me to take stock of the opportunity to meet, work with and the experiences this industry has provided.
Thirty years ago, I was working for the local police department, a Police Service Officer, but the position had been funded with a special grant and the funding expired. One of the police officers in my section mentioned the apartment community where he lived, was hiring. Using him as a reference I applied for a part time leasing position for a senior property with Section 8 assistance. A few weeks later, I joined the property management industry. Part time, became full time, leasing became managing, managing a single property location grew to a multi-site responsibility. Then the promotion to oversee a portfolio of properties. Property Management has been my passion for 30 years.