Yes, it is the time of year for me to over indulge in great food, watch football and maybe even ponder how I can close a couple more deals before the year ends.
More importantly it is time to pause for a couple of days and be grateful for what God has blessed me with, my family, my friends, my health and this great country.
So on this week of Thanksgiving allow me tell you what else, I am thankful for:
I am thankful for the CRE Business: Yes, it has been challenging lately and has fostered a few grey hairs, but after 20 years, I am just as enthusiastic about it today as I was in 1989 when I started. I know many who would not say that about their chosen profession.
I am thankful for Colliers International: There are many great commercial real estate firms in Houston and the city is full of successful CRE professionals. However, the Houston office of Colliers International is not only a market leader but truly a great place to work with the best culture of any firm in the city. The cool part is that it permeates throughout the Colliers International organization worldwide.
I am thankful for my Clients: I value all the supportive clients who have given me the privilege to help solve their real estate challenges. I am really looking forward to 2011 as we embark on more prosperous times. Hopefully I can be a small part of your continued success.
I am thankful for my Colleagues: I am fortunate to work with dedicated, talented and a highly professional group of individuals. More, importantly they truly are like family.
I am thankful for my Assistant: She rocks!
I am thankful for Social Media: it has re-energized my passion for this business after some challenges and disappointments in my personal life. I have met a ton of great people along the way through this blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, that I can now call friends. It would take forever to mention everyone, but people like Patrick Braswell, Allen Buchanan, Ken Ashley, Charlie Foxworth, Barbi Reuter, Jeff Fredericks, Sean Toomey, Bo Barron, Justin Bedecarre, Ruth Brajevich, Lawrence Armstrong, Jay Rickey, Dave Lewand, Bob Cook, Larry Simpson, Gabe Canales, John Reeder, Danelle Guilbeau, Jonathon Usher, Karen Bice, Duke Long and many more who have made an impact on me in some way.
I am thankful for my Blog Readers: Hey, this blog is hard work but also a lot of fun. Without all of you that keep coming back to read my stuff and share my content, it would be a futile effort.
So to all of you, THANK YOU and Happy Holidays!