Cocktail Confessions – Volume 19 featuring Anders Pesavento

July 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm

For NAIOP Minnesota’s Cocktail Confessions 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 feature Anders Pesavento, Vice President – Capital Markets of Ryan Companies. 

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What advice have you been that has proven most valuable in your career?
Buy Low and Sell High…right?!? In thinking back I actually can’t think of any specific “Eureka” moments on advice, but two things that have always stuck with me are: 1) Sometimes when things are moving fast, and you don’t have as much time as you would like, it is better to make a decision and see it through than to not make any decision and have an opportunity pass you by. This is certainly easier said than done. 2) I love quotes and one of my favorites is from Theodore Roosevelt who said “Comparison is the Thief of Joy.” I try to think about this in my daily life and it really helps put things in perspective.

What habits have you formed that keep you energized and on top of your game?
I love making lists and crossing things off! I am still an old school pen and paper kind of person and have multiple lists going at any given time. This really helps me prioritize my day and also gives a sense of accomplishment each time you complete a task.

What is your favorite regional asset in the MSP region that makes this region unique and a great place to do business.
I think we live in an awesome part of the country and people genuinely want to be helpful and do what’s right. It makes working on transactions so much easier and fun. I also love the quality of our outdoor spaces from the lakes to our walking and biking trails, you can always find something fun to do outside regardless of the season.

The Confession: What choice of refreshment will you have at your next Happy Hour?
Or, your next networking coffee. And where do you like to meet? My go to is either a Vodka/Soda or a tallboy PBR and I love meeting anywhere with outdoor seating.

By Mike Brown, Greater MSP 

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