Episode 143 – Thrilled to interview my first commercial broker on the podcast! John Skicewicz, CCIM has been the top broker in the Tampa Bay region with Coldwell Banker Commercial for the last 12 years. With over 37 years in the business, John knows plenty about the growth and development of the area, and he shares a few stories on the podcast.

02:10 – Born in Chicago, but in Tampa Bay since 1973

03:40 – I ask John for some “remember when” stories about the bay area.

07:45 – First career out of college and when did real estate enter the picture?

10:00 – Was there a mentor for the start of the commercial real estate career?

10:40 – The nuts and bolts of site selection

12:00 – The importance of the CCIM designation

13:45 – John discusses his diverse category background vs specialization in commercial real estate

15:20 – What’s happening in the Bay Area now?]

18:55 – Are there any differences between Hillsborough and Pinellas counties?

22:20 – How important are relationships to the success John has experienced?

23:50 – A few more stories from the commercial world

27:05 – What advice would you give a new broker getting started in commercial?


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