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The ABC’s of Ackerman: Bryan Davis

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For the summer installment of the ABC’s of Ackerman, we chatted with Bryan Davis, Vice President of Brokerage, and learned, aside from an exciting new landlord assignment, that he is quite nostalgic.


A. What brought you to Ackerman & Co.? 

One of my colleagues, Andy Sutton, joined Ackerman when our former company dissolved. I had recently completed a tenant deal with Ackerman and really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere here so I met with Keene [Miller] about possible employment and here we are five years later.

B. Can you tell us a little about what you do at Ackerman & Co.?

I provide brokerage services, specifically representing all types of tenants and buyers. I also represent medical landlords.

C. Speaking of landlords, we’ve heard you’re exclusively representing Ackerman’s latest medical development Hillandale Physician Place.

Yes, I am. Hillandale Physician Place is an exciting new medical development across from Dekalb Hillandale Medical Center. It’s a terrific opportunity for doctors looking to expand or locate in this area. Market response has been great; the building is already 50% leased and is set to open this summer.

D. What is the best part of working at Ackerman & Co.?

The people. We have a great group and I love the support I get from everyone from every area. Every person in the company is very approachable.

E. What are some of your hobbies?

In my free time I like to fish, work out, read, and definitely spend time with my family.

F. Family being so important, can you remember a favorite childhood memory?

During the summers, I loved going to Kansas City and Wichita to attend Royals and Chiefs games with my father. I still keep up with both teams and have saved all my old autographed footballs and baseballs.

G. What’s your favorite vacation spot?

The Rosewood Mayakoba Resort in Playa del Carmen Mexico is unreal.

H. Is there a book you would recommend everyone on the team read?

Yes. The Power of Focus by Mark Victor Hansen.

I. What do you find most exciting about commercial real estate? 

Interacting with so many different people from so many walks of life, no two situations are exactly the same.

J. What advice do you have for someone trying to break into your field? 

Don’t do it for the money. Do what you’re passionate about, stay committed and consistent; it will pay off.

The ABC’s of Ackerman: Ann Althoff

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It’s time once again for our ABC’s of Ackerman, which takes a look at the individuals that make our company distinct. We are excited to spotlight one of the most deserving members of our team – office manager, gatekeeper and voice of Ackerman – Ann Althoff. She wears many hats, keeps our office running smoothly and greets us with a smile. Get to know Ann, the glue that holds our office together.

If you missed the last ABC’s of Ackerman post, click here.

A. What brought you to Ackerman & Co.?

My former employer was retiring and closing the office. He recommended me to someone here at Ackerman.  I interviewed and voila!  My 10-year anniversary is this March.

B. What is the best part of your job?

I take pleasure in meeting our many guests; I welcome the mix of personalities throughout the company.

C. Tell us about your hobbies.

Every week on Wednesday, I read to Sarah, who lives at a senior assisted living home. I’m very interested in college basketball and football (Go NC State!). I like to read and try to walk at least three days a week.

D. Tell us something that would surprise us.

I was a shoe model for 10 years! I traveled to Dallas, Miami and New York for my modeling jobs.

E. What’s your favorite childhood memory?

My mother was in management at Krispy Kreme and we had doughnuts every day of the week!

Another favorite childhood memory was visiting my grandmother and grandfather at their farm. I enjoyed homemade ice cream, biscuits with butter that she churned, fresh eggs, chicken, pork, rabbit and squirrel.

F. Favorite vacation spot?

I spent five days at an all-inclusive resort at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was fantastic.

San Francisco is another favorite vacation spot.

G. What’s on your desk right now?

A busy phone, rent checks to endorse and total up, invoices to date stamp and checks to stuff and mail.

H. What book do you think everyone should read?

Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill. My favorite quote from the book is: “You know, a positive attitude attracts the good and the beautiful; while a negative one will rob you of all that makes life worth living.”

I. What keeps you motivated?

Bills to pay.  No seriously, my 92-year-old mother and the 81-year-old gentleman in the corner office, Mr. Ackerman.

Speaking of Mr. Ackerman, I was very honored and excited to receive an invitation to attend the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Goldstein Human Relations Award Dinner honoring Mr. Ackerman.  Mr. Ackerman is a fantastic speaker.  The entire experience was phenomenal.



J. What makes Ackerman & Co. such a great organization?

We are the BEST of the BEST! No doubt.