A Student's Perspective: Mentoring
It seems difficult to identify with youth today.
You have too many fires to put out in your own life.
They would only slow you down.
There are a plethora of reasons for not investing your valuable time into mentoring a college student or younger professional in general, but if viewed with a long-term perspective - this investment yields lifelong returns. You see, besides our immediate family, career mentors are most likely to have the most prominent impact on our lives.
*From the Colliers website: With more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience, Dwight Hotchkiss is an innovative leader who heads Colliers’ Brokerage Services platform, which includes 23 practice groups with more than 600 brokers across the U.S. Drawing on years of on-the-ground experience as well as senior leadership, Dwight also develops strategies on an executive level as the National Director of Industrial Services. In his role, Hotchkiss is focused on the ongoing development of these specialty focus areas by increasing company connectivity and broker productivity, as well as expanding the Industrial Services client base for leasing, management and capital markets opportunities. He is an expert in national industrial trends.
Hotchkiss also supports Colliers’ recruitment and development, and has formed the Next Gen Network, which focuses on fostering the advancement of Colliers professionals who have been in the business five years or less.
Colliers International is one of the leading publicly traded real estate firms in the world - trading on the NASDAQ as “CIGI”. Primarily, Colliers International provides brokerage, advisory and research services to its clients from its over 500 offices worldwide. So, in turn, we at the Trojan Real Estate Association are extremely excited to be talking to Mr. Dwight Hotchkiss today.