Name: Jacob Twena
Title: Associate Broker
Company Name: Tri State Commercial Realty
Year that you entered your current field? 2017
What do you consider to be your greatest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?
I consider my recent greatest professional accomplishment as completing five retail lease transactions in two days. It took a lot of hard work and persistence but being able to close that many deals in such a short amount of time really is motivation for me.
What advice can you offer to someone who is interested in a career in your industry?
I would advise them to be persistent and stay open-minded. You have to have a willingness to learn something in this industry. That and being tenacious are definitely key to achieving success.
If you have a mentor, who is it and how have they influenced your personal & professional growth?
My mentor is Shlomi Bagdadi, Tri State Commercial’s president. He trained me from A to Z about everything in commercial real estate. He’s also taught me the importance of patience and standing behind your word.
What was your favorite thing to do as a kid?
I used to love playing video games and I was a big movie buff as a kid. I don’t have many opportunities to do those things anymore, but I still try to make time to catch a film here and there.