Alison Beddard, Senior Director – Office & Investment, Cushman & Wakefield

Schools attended: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Hobbies: WORLD TRAVEL! And hiking, painting (acrylic on canvas), skiing, golfing, hanging out with my girl and my dogs.

Favorite or dream vacation? Antarctic expedition on an old sailing vessel.

Milestone moment in career? Closing one of the biggest deals of my career in the same year I led CREW Network’s expansion to a global organization. Pretty amazing feeling!

What is a typical weekend? When I’m not jet-setting, I love to hike out my backyard up City Creek Canyon with my standard poodle and enjoy the view.

Favorite TV show? I don’t watch TV, but I love the Netflix shows and movies. My latest binge was Imposters.

Favorite song? “These Are Days” by 10,000 Maniacs!

What projects are you working on right now? Well, I’ve always got a lot of irons in the fire, but working with American Express, the University of Utah Health, and selling Alsco’s former headquarters building. I am proud to represent all, it’s very rewarding.

First job? Sales Associate at Foot Action USA at Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA. (I love shoes and my dream job at Lady Foot Locker wasn’t available!)

What is your outlook with of the economy in the next 24 months? Nationally, robust, but a bit more cautious as we head into 2019. The Utah economy will continue to be robust due to several factors, educated workforce, low unemployment, continued expansion of transportation infrastructure, affordable cost of living and tourism will drive a continued rich economy.

Who is your hero? My Aunt Mary. She made the most of every moment, every action, every person, every circumstance she encountered as long as she lived. She loved the people in her life and made people laugh constantly. If I could influence others just a tenth of the way she did, I would be so proud.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Hopefully I will be as happy as I am today, continuing to touch as many peoples’ lives in a positive way, helping them live out their full potential. Building people lights me up!

Advice for someone new to the real estate industry? Get a sponsor. You’ve got to get experienced professionals to invest in you, to see your potential and advocate for you. Don’t get greedy. Remember all the people that have helped you along the way; I gave away a lot of commission when I was starting out, for that very reason. You learn so much from the people you surround yourself with. Make sure you choose wisely those five people that you interact with most. Education is super important as well as health, well-being and wardrobe. Investing in all areas of your life will help you project the professional you want to become.

What are you reading right now? Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.

2018-05-21T19:09:09+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Member Spotlight|0 Comments

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