At risk of repeating myself; here is a little background on me…
I am a 30 something from the UK. I left the UK back in 2001 and came to North America for the most part to just do something different than what I was doing at the time. So in a moment of frustration, I signed onto a cruise ship and worked in the food and beverage department of the ship for a 6 month tour.
The plan was originally to return to the UK at the end of the tour and get on with life, but I was offered a job with a Washington DC hotel, and with family there at the time decided to pursue this opportunity.
I worked for the hotel for 18 months, before feeling that it was my time to ween myself off of hotels. I placed my CV on the web and won a position with an office company within the area.
This was 2003. Upon joining the firm, I came to realize that there was a world outside of hospitality, and threw myself into it; I was also glad to hear that the firm was an international one. So after a year or so, an opportunity arose to move into the Canadian market. This was 2005, and since then I have continued to work with the firm, learn about real estate as a whole, and as has been my description of late; had what I call a “Neo moment” and realized this is what I love… So what better thing to do, than to write about it.