I am so incredibly grateful for my life’s experiences; they have taken me on a journey that has led me exactly where I was meant to be. Born in Hong Kong, I gradually moved east, living in various spots across Europe and South America before settling permanently in Chicago at age 16. My early exposure to different peoples and exotic cultures helped me grow and become adept at communicating with all types of personalities.
After college, I spent 15 years as a successful educator, school principal, and superintendent in the city of Chicago. While I always had a love and natural curiosity for homes and unique living spaces due to my somewhat nomadic childhood, it was here in the city that my true love for real estate took root. It was my responsibility to work with investors and contractors, touring empty factories and industrial buildings in order to determine which would make ideal future schools and learning spaces.
My love of teaching –– along with my eye for detail and ability to provide structure –– afforded me great success in this role. But too much time away from my wife and daughters led me to take those same skills and apply them to an industry that has become more of a calling than a career. As a real estate agent, I am focused on providing exceptional customer service to my clients. And as a husband and father, I am focused on building a strong positive community for my friends and my family.