Executive Q&A: Leroy Breinholt
President/Designated Broker, Commercial Properties Inc.
Years in CRE: 28
Years at company: 28
What attracted you to the industry?
I wanted to be a salesman and be in real estate since I was a child.
How has the industry changed since you started?
Technology has increased the pace of the business. You have to be “on your game” more.
What’s the most significant deal you’ve brokered?
Lincoln Meadows Business Park was my most significant sale at $28.8M for 215,000 SF of buildings with excess land.
What are three qualities of a great broker?
Responsiveness, respect for others and integrity.
What gets you through tough business days?
Family, religion and the real purpose of life
What’s the most influential professional advice you’ve received?
Try to work harder and smarter. Don’t compete against others, just try to be the best you can at what you do everyday.
What’s one of the biggest market changes or areas of growth you predict happening in Phoenix’s near future?
I believe development and land sales will be the area of growth again as more high tech firms look to relocate or expand into Phoenix.