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Brief ProfileKentucky, commercial real estate broker, coach and social media/blogger on the subject of cre, life and leadership!
I have had a slew of jobs from Professional Driver for Dominos to Pre-Load Management at UPS to Resident Advisor (code for most hated guy in the dorm) at Murray State University. My career started in 1999 when I enlisted in the Marine Corps. I spent 5 years as an Arabic linguist. The Marine Corps had 2 profound effects. I learned to lead myself, and I learned to lead others. After 5 years, 2 months, and 3 days, I was honorably discharged. I moved my wife and son home to Kentucky.
The next day, I started working for my father at Wm G Barron Enterprises as a Commercial Real Estate Advisor. I became the 3rd generation of my family to practice real estate. In 2008, we franchised with Sperry Van Ness International. Our company became known as Sperry Van Ness/The Barron Group. Though the name changed, we remain passionately committed to serving the best interests of our clients.
In October of 2010, I purchased the brokerage company from my father and became Managing Director and owner. This is when things changed for me. All of the sudden I needed to dedicate time to work on my business – not just in my business. The P&L statement suddenly became important. I learned the challenge and pain of making payroll. Signing the front of the check instead of the back…I made my first hires.
Luckily (or providentially) I had hired Rod Santomassimo, founder of The Massimo Group, to be my Commercial Real Estate coach. His coaching was a large factor in my success and survival. After 2 years with Rod, he asked me to become a coach for the Massimo Group. I now serve a roster of approximately a dozen clients from Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, Calgary, and many points in between. I have a blast helping my clients move their businesses to the next level. It helps to sharpen my ax.
I was also privileged to be profiled in Rod Santomassimo’s book Brokers Who Dominate. This book is now the number 1 best-selling Commercial Real Estate book on Amazon. I highly recommend that you purchase it if you are involved with CRE in any way.
I have also been hired by Sperry Van Ness International as a consultant and trainer regarding technology and social media.
I love my life. When I wake in the morning, I can’t wait to go to work. When I’m finished working, I can’t wait to get home to my family. I can’t think of anything better! I have been married to my beautiful wife Autumn for nearly 12 years. We have three kids who add tremendous flavor to our lives. My oldest has me run 5k races with him. My middle son constantly keeps us laughing. My daughter is tough as nails and girlie at the same time – a father’s dream. We live in Owensboro, KY with generations of both sides of our families.
In my free time, I love to read, golf, and do anything that involves time with my family. I have been a member of Owensboro Christian Church since 1987, where I currently serve as an Elder.