Baird & Warner
What was your first job in the realty industry?
I started as a Realtor with Baird & Warner last April.
Who inspires you?
My wife Cath. She’s the reason I get out of bed every morning, and
back in every night.
What is your favorite free-time activity?
I like to “network” at Fado Irish Pub, and also kick a soccer ball
around every Saturday.
How did you learn the business?
I’m working on it. I think I’ll have to keep learning to keep pace with a fast-changing industry, but both Jerry “J-Dog” Ricordati and Sam Powell in the Baird & Warner City West office have provided me with sound advice and valuable insight into both the business as a whole and what makes people tick.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
The Constant Gardener.
What is your favorite restaurant?
That’s one of the best things about living in the States, the choice and quality of restaurants. I don’t have one favorite, but Opera’s in the mix.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago?
The Wrigley Building. Who knew it was constructed entirely out of chewing gum?
What kind of car do you drive?
A Mini Cooper S; it’s great for city parking, fuel efficiency and motoring away from those gas-guzzling SUVs.
BlackBerry, Palm or paper?
I love the Blackberry 8700. It’s the best model yet. Having the MLS available on the fly is an invaluable tool. Plus I can check the footie scores whenever I want.
What is your favorite city after Chicago?
It’s a tie: London, England. It’s where I grew up and my family’s there. Bloody expensive though.
Sydney, Australia. I lived there for a year and not only is it a great place but the people are fabulous.
What is your personal motto?
Regret what you do, not what you don’t.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Be honest. Be fair. Persevere. Be natural. Be yourself. Smile.