Kevin Helland - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

After Hours: Kevin Helland

A Few Facts About Kevin Helland

Senior Vice President
GPE Commercial Advisors
Born at RAF Bentwaters, Woodbridge Suffolk, England
Attended Northern 
Arizona University
With GPE for 1 year; 20+ years in Arizona commercial real estate

Favorites

Sports Team: Anything Arizona
Leisure Activities: Time with 
family, golf, fishing
Destinations: Been to Napili Bay, Maui, Hawaii (Great snorkeling in nearby Honolua Bay); Costa Rica; Norway (Yes, I am a Viking); Brainerd, Minn.; Australia. I would like to see France, Spain and Italy (visit villages and eat, drink, 
eat, drink).

Personal Insight

Aside from my family, I am especially proud of graduating from graduate school with distinction while working and raising a child as a single parent.

Accomplishments

Ask me in a few months and I can divulge such an accomplishment. It is in the works.

Community Service

Helland is an active supporter of West Valley Community Little League; he has coached Arizona youth soccer; and is a supporter 
of the NAU Alumni Association.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I am a classically trained chef. I worked my way up the culinary ladder and eventually became executive banquet chef at the Wigwam Resort. I still dabble in gourmet cooking and especially enjoy preparing Pacific Rim cuisine.

Advice

Received: Be humble, nimble 
and hungry.
To Share: Establish a great sense of customer service. Be honest, forthright and diligent in representing your clients. Be known for something.

For more information about Kevin Helland and GPE Commercial Advisors, visit gpe1.com.

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