Name (Age): Pete Hoffman (32)
Company/Title: Glen Street Associates, Director of Operations
Brief Resume: Coming out of TCU I started in commercial banking for Chase, and then later Wachovia, in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area. I moved to Boston in 2005 to work for MFS Investment Management on their mutual fund sales desk. In early 2007, I had an opportunity to return home and learn about the field I had true passion for: real estate.
What do you do?: My primary responsibility is to manage the day-to-day operations for Glen Street Associates--a Glens Falls-based real estate development and property management company. I'm also responsible for fitting up GSA's commercial spaces to a tenants specifications.
Education: B.B.A. in both Finance and Business Information Systems from TCU in Ft. Worth, Texas (2002), Catholic Central High School on Troy, NY (1997)
Community Involvement: Youth Director & 7th/8th Head Coach for Glens Falls Lacrosse
Hobbies: Playing lacrosse, traveling
First job: Attendant for my father's carwash at 10-years-old
How did you become Director of Operations for Glen Street Associates?: GSA had grown quickly since their arrival in Glens Falls in 2004. They needed someone to manage operations for them, and I was the right fit.
Five years from now I will be: Managing my own properties--most likely in the multi-unit residential arena.
Favorite Quote: "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent." - Lorenzo Anello, 'A Bronx Tale'
Favorite Book: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
Why do you choose to work/live in area?: I was offered an excellent career opportunity in a field I'm passionate about. I also grew up in the Capital District, so I have family in the area.
Favorite restaurant: New World Bistro Bar in Albany, NY.
What would you change/add about area?: The Adirondack region skewers older demographically, so I'd like to see a higher level of young professionals in the area. I also wish the weather were more like that of Texas.
What type of business contacts do you seek?: Prospective tenants interested in Class A commercial space office or retail space in the Glens Falls or Hudson Falls areas.