We had the good fortune of connecting with Charlie Cummings and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charlie, how do you think about risk?
I think understanding risk is what I do every single day in my life as a commercial real estate professional. Its important to understand how and why people make certain decisions with their investment options, and so much comes from their past and present circumstances, but what inspires them to live a better life as well. I, personally, have taken lots of risk in moving location, job opportunities, and relationships which I credit for so much of my success today.
What should our readers know about your business?
The path to my success has been far from easy but a journey of perseverance, trust, empathy, and personal growth. Through every challenge, I always took advantage of the lessons that I could grow from. I also learned that relationships should be equitable, whether personal or professional. I decided I wouldn’t compromise my values for any type of transaction. I’ve also learned there are no shortcuts to success, and sometimes the biggest wins in life are the rebounds we make during are biggest failures.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite parts of Denver is Union Station and how such a historic landmark has modernized and transformed the City. I love the restaurants and bars that surround the area as well. However, no trip to Denver would be complete without an drive/hike in the mountains. One of my favorite towns is Steamboat Springs, which has amazing hiking, skiing, dining, and the best hot springs I’ve been to yet! I also enjoy Estes Park and Breckenridge as well.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Gary Best was my first mentor when I started in commercial real estate. He is someone that displays so much wisdom and insight that has been valuable to me in all my decision making processes. I would not be the professional I am without his support every step of the way.
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