When I first moved to NYC on my own in a U-Haul in 1994, only one friend and my mom helped pack, carry and get settled in my new apartment. It was then I wanted nothing more than to make my parents proud and be successful.
We recently saw the release of this year’s National rankings of real estate professionals. Not only was my team on it but we were among the Top 25 in the country and Top 5 in New York State. I’ve always been one of the last ones picked for teams and never been Mr. Popular, yet with hard work, honesty, humility and my own brand of humor, we have continued to stay among the very best. It’s a mindset thing that enables us to conquer the peaks in life. What enables the Spud Webb’s, Allen Iverson’s and Nate Robinson’s to go against the very best in the NBA? It’s belief in one’s self, not backing down and hard work.
This business has enabled countless dreams to come true starting with the incredibly dynamic people I’ve met and had the opportunity to represent. From Asia to Europe, South America, Africa, Canada, Mexico and every state in the union. This includes captains of industry, religious institutions and Kingdoms.
Sometimes even I still can’t believe little Joshy, the college dropout, is in this position. I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity and trust our clients place in us and that of my team for believing in my vision. I’m even more grateful for Kathy and our kids for supporting me and inspiring me to be the best version of myself every day. Here’s to continued success!