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Featured Broker Highlight: Josh Rolfe

08/17/2022 ECR News

Tell us a little bit about how you got into real estate.

Growing up, I use to walk around construction sites with curiosity. How does a simple piece of dirt become a structure where people could work, live, eat, and sleep? There is something unique about working in a very tangible industry. I graduated from college in 2009 and real estate positions were non-existent in and around the DC area. After a brief career in defense contracting, I pivoted the contracts and excel knowledge gained into construction and development work, and then ultimately into brokerage.

What do you specialize in?

I specialize in advising clients on buying, selling and leasing office, industrial and land deals. This focus stemmed from my work with food manufacturing facilities such as Frito-Lay and Kellogg’s while in construction. I have taken the skillset and apply the lessons learned to each one of my clients’ transactions.

What do you think will happen in the Austin market in the next several years?

While it is easy to group real estate into a national market on TV, the reality is that each market is different. Austin has seen tremendous strides of success over the last 10-20 years. With demand only increasing with each Samsung, Tesla and Applied Materials announcement, the economic factor is even greater with the positive ripple effect that these companies create for other companies in and around Austin. Add in a limited supply of warehousing and viable land sites, I would not bet against Austin’s continued success.

What’s your favorite part of working at ECR? Why are you grateful to work here?

Company culture is very important to a successful company. What impresses me about the ECR culture is that it remains so strong after people worked in remote capacities for an extended period. Each ECR team member says hi to one another and genuinely wants them to succeed. Information about what others are seeing in the market and lessons learned are frequently shared on an ongoing basis. While other companies may need to refocus on company culture post pandemic, ECR hasn’t missed a beat and is accelerating daily.



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