listen,” Arellano says. “Nothing can replace experience in commercial real estate, so take advantage of any opportunities tolearn from those who have it. Down the road, those same professionals should do the same for the generation that followsthem.”
FURTHER YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Peter Tuffo, Suffolk Construction’s Southeast region president,believes that there are more opportunities available now foryoung professionals to capitalize on than ever before.
Tuffo says that the next generation of real estate and construction leaders have endless career options. For example, SuffolkConstruction launched a two-year program called Career Start,which rotates in project management and field supervisionamong other things. The goal of programs like these is to helpfoster talent, provide employees with the ability to experiencemany different career paths and ultimately assist those startingtheir careers in identifying their interests and matching their skill-sets to business goals, Tuffo says.
“Some recent graduates have a clear vision of where they want to
go within the industry, but by touching different aspects of the busi-
ness, they sometimes find new passions,” Tuffo says. “Because of
this, I would tell everyone looking to enter the industry to experi-
ence all you can, and take every opportunity that comes your way
– you never know where your career might take you.”
Additionally, continued education serves as an area for advance-
ment in any career.
Mozer explains that “by fostering programs between schools
and companies, students can get exposure to the industry and
often have the opportunity for full-time positions after gradu-
Ian Bacheikov, a partner at Akerman in Miami, also believes that
education is key. While handing his diverse practice, Bacheikov
additionally serves as director of the North Dade & the Beaches
Real Estate Council, where he plans education and networking
events for real estate professionals to stay current, informed and
competitive in today’s legal market.
“Young pros are thinking outside the box and coming up withlots of creative new business concepts that require breaking themold of existing regulatory structures to bring their ideas to fruition,” Bacheikov says. “Rather than trying to come up with newbusiness ideas that fit into the existing legal and regulatory framework, they are lobbying government agencies and looking for waysto change the rules so that their business models can work in waysthat the previous generations never imagined.” ◆
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