Cocktail Confessions – Volume 9 featuring Wade Lau

April 29, 2014 at 12:24 pm

By Jerry Anderson, Escom Properties, Inc.

Welcome to the next installment of Cocktail Confessions where we track down industry movers and shakers, sometimes bribe them with cocktails and get their take on the topics of the day. In this installment, we are pleased to feature Wade Lau from Founders Properties.


Wade Lau
President & CEO
Founders Properties

As our industry has picked up from a dismal few years, is there one lesson that you can share that has proven most valuable in your career?
We tend to forget about the inherent nature of cycles and extrapolate off the highs and the lows.

What books are you reading now?  Any particular reading you’d recommend to other NAIOP members?
I am reading A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin – I am a big fan of Game of Thrones. As a a hapless golf analytic (nerd), I am also reading Every Shot Counts by Mark Broadie.

As this winter season isn’t letting up, what summer activities are you looking forward to the most?
I can’t wait for golfing, biking, and sitting out on our screen porch as the sun sets.

The Confession:  What choice of refreshment will you have at your next Happy Hour?
Anyone who knows me is laughing out loud at this question. I suppose it would be a glass of Pinot Noir, perhaps a second glass, but no chance of a third.

If you have questions you’d like asked for future segments, please leave them in the comments section below. Look for Fred Hedberg of Paramount Real Estate Corporation and Steve Chirhart from TaTonka Real Estate Advisors in future installments.

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