In this truly inspirational podcast, Mike Holmes, President Easlan Management Company and 2020 NAA Chairman of the Board, shares his journey spanning over 40 years in multifamily - from humble beginnings at US Shelter Corporation to starting a property management company to becoming the NAA Chairman.
“You need the conviction in your heart that you can do this, don't quit trying.”
He stumbled into the multifamily industry, thanks to his college professor, and worked his way up wearing many hats - accounting, syndication, asset management, property management, and leading the industry’s most influential trade association. Holmes talks about various milestones in his journey and what he learned along the way. He gives us a glimpse of his personal life and endearing relationship with his family.
Holmes has some practical and vital advice for young professionals considering a career in multifamily, especially for those who are looking at this industry as a long-term career choice. “Start early as there is a long runway, the sooner you start, the better it is" Holmes shares. An early start, a people person, flexibility, and patience are the key to a successful career in this industry. Listen on to understand how these attributes helped him reach where he is today. Holmes also touches upon the resources NAA provides to help you navigate the industry.
Priyanka Agarwal is a public relations expert with over two decades of experience in the field. In her current role, Priyanka serves as the public relations consultant for J Turner Research. She specializes in online reputation management, corporate content creation, and strategic PR planning. She is a contributory author for NAA, Multifamily Insider, and PR Daily. Priyanka holds a master’s degree in public relations from the Jack J. Valenti School of Communications, University of Houston.