In October of 1944, a somewhat seasick Douglas MacArthur waded ashore in knee deep water at Layte, Philippines with his entourage. Soon after, in a prepared speech to the Philippine people, he quipped (out of context, but you get the point) “…I have returned…”. I am nowhere near as large of a personality as the general nor have I been awarded the medal of honor but – I too, have returned. You see, I have taken somewhat of a break in regaling you with the latest in a long line of Quincho Project cooks. I suppose I should explain myself in case you were curious as to why.
In June of 2013 (last June) I quit not only my job, but a career of 35 years in high tech. Burned out from being overworked in an over-monetized and highly over-hyped technology space, I got my Real Estate license and quit. My coworkers were baffled. My boss was beside himself (incidentally, he just quit as well I hear) and my staff was practically in tears. I pointed my bow seaward and left the safe harbor of the known to God knows where in the ocean of Commercial Real Estate. Someone once told me that boats float safely in a harbor but they were made for the sea. So I joined forces with Coldwell Bankers Commercial Team and begin learning the exciting business of commercial real estate at 53 years of age. Nuts Huh? Maybe, but every hour I work belongs to me. I don’t have a steady salary, but I’m meeting lots of people, learning an incredible amount and making my way slowly.
I’ve also just started a new blog called RE Invest – Dedicated to Commercial Real Estate investing and some of the projects I’m involved with. You can check it out for regular postings on listings we have (both for sale and lease) and Real Estate Analysis tools I find handy, as well as anything I find relevant on the topic. http://reinvestblog.wordpress.com/ . Not as exciting as 9 racks of ribs slow cooked for 6 hours and sauced to a mahogany sheen, but hey – I guys gotta make a living.
Here are a few pictures of this summers Quincho Project cooks, with more stories to come: