Raise Your Hand: Growing Your Career and Community through Involvement with Steve Sorkin

July 17, 2024
Steve Sorkin’s career has taken him from Ivy League football to international sales to disaster recovery. As the CEO of 24 Restore, he also became a delegate to the National Apartment Association and Chair of the National Suppliers Council. Steve has great insights into how the NSC can benefit owner-operators, and he offers advice for jumping in with both feet to get involved in associations and build your own career.
 Raise Your Hand: Growing Your Career and Community through Involvement with Steve Sorkin

 

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“The entire key to doing business with a company like you is trust and relationships.”

In this episode, Mindy chats with Steve Sorkin, this year’s chair of the National Suppliers Council. Steve has always held leadership positions throughout his career, but he notes how the multifamily industry is particularly rewarding. Through friends, mentors, and other partnerships that he has fostered within the industry and his involvement in the National Suppliers Council, he emphasizes that relationships and trust are everything.

Steve’s overarching message throughout this episode is the importance of involvement. He offers listeners a recipe for getting involved which includes joining your local apartment association, reaching out to the executive director for a meeting, and asking people ahead of events to introduce you to people they know. He is proud that the NSC has grown their membership and LinkedIn connections, surpassed fundraising goals, and is seeing record attendance at events.

Finally, Steve reflects on why companies should join the NSC. He highlights how NSC partners really know the ins and outs of the apartment industry and legislative impacts, and how crucial this is when trying to make people feel good in the homes they have chosen. He also offers career advice, which includes a special note about reaching out to officers within the NSC—they are always responsive, and it is music to their ears when people want to get involved.

Are you ready to build a better comunity with happier residents?