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.