4C — February 22 - March 14, 2019 — 30 Under 30 — M id A tlantic
Real Estate Journal
30 U nder 30 Jason Zimmel, Zimmel Associates “Having a competitive edge is definitely a positive trait to have to be successful in business”
world easy because it was very hands on and we dealt with real world situations in class. What unique qualities and/or traits do you feel makes you most successful in your profession? I believe that growing up as an athlete and being the fourth of four boys in my family made me a competitive person. Hav- ing a competitive edge is defi- nitely a positive trait to have to be successful in business. I was always competing to be as good as my older brothers and I will always have a competitive per- sonality because of that. Also, growing up playing ice hockey I was taught a lot of lessons that I will carry with me through- out my life such as discipline, teamwork, determination, and respect among other things. I think these are qualities that will help me be successful in my profession. What challenges and/or obstacles do you feel you needed to overcome to be- come as successful as you are today? Patience is a chal- lenge I had to deal with when I first entered the business. I ex- pected deals to happen quicker than I expected when in fact it takes time. Also, although my focus in college was real estate and it gave me a great back- ground for my career, actually being in the field and being hands on is a lot different. It takes some time and real world experience to be successful and after being in the business for a few years I now feel a lot more comfortable than I did starting out. Who do you feel was most influential in your life when choosing this profession? As stated earlier, my family was my biggest influence. I was surrounded by the business my entire life. Having my grandfa- ther, father, and three brothers that world in this industry I could not see myself wanting to do anything else. Having the opportunity to grow a family business is very fulfilling. What outside activities do you enjoy during your free time? I enjoy playing golf and ice hockey. I still play ice hockey which is something I will never give up. I grew up playing at a very young age and it is an important part of my life. The same goes for golf. Playing golf is one of my favorite things to do and I am able to spend time with family and friends doing it.
hat is your great- est professional accomplishment?
Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you choose the field/ profession you are in today? Growing up in a family with a real estate background I was always surrounded by the busi- ness. I think that helped peak my interest in this industry. Also, having a major in college that was focused on real estate was something that made me feel that I wanted to make a career out of it. The real estate school at MonmouthUniversity helped make the transition from college to the business
Jason Zimmel Sales Associate Years with company/firm: 2.5 Years in field: 2.5 Years in real estate: 2.5 Real estate organizations/ affiliations: IOREBA
Contributing to my fam- ily’s business is a very big accomplishment. I think it is very special to work with my father and two of my brothers. We want to keep growing our business and to be a part of that is very fulfilling. Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career? My father. I have always looked up to my father throughout my life. Seeing the effort he puts not only into business but into his family as well. Being that
I focused on real estate as a major in college, he was a very big help. Not every student was able to go home at night and be able to ask questions to someone that knew so much
about the industry. Just be- ing able to have real estate related conversations on a normal day basis certainly played a role in grooming me for my career.
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