Chattanooga, TN 37421
Chattanooga, Tennessee - The Scenic City - was a great place to grow up; I can say that because it’s my home. I’m most proud that in 1905 my great-grandfather, Abraham, chose Chattanooga to be his family’s new home after leaving their home in Russia. It was a great choice and the fifth generation of Abraham’s descendants (my kids) are growing up right here in the Scenic City.
I loved being raised in Chattanooga. However, after earning my B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga downtown, my career took me away from my home town. I moved to South Florida for a few years and worked for a non-profit company and then to New York City, where I met my beautiful wife and began a career in Risk Management. Concurrently, I earned an M.B.A. from Baruch College – City University of New York. After a few more years away, I finally convinced my wife, who is from New York City, that Chattanooga is where we needed to be.
Returning to Chattanooga is the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s simply the right place for me to be, not to mention that the rest of my family loves being here too. While I was away, Chattanooga transformed itself from a polluted city without much to offer to the incredible Chattanooga we’ve come to know and love. The beautiful mountain and waterfront scenery is abundant wherever you go. In 15 years, Downtown had transformed from nothing more than boarded-up store fronts to a vibrant, user-friendly and beautiful city centered around the Tennessee River, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Hunter Museum of Art and the Creative Discovery Museum plus restaurants, hotels and plenty of things to do. It was a great homecoming!
Along with changing homes, changing careers was at the top of my list. I looked for an opportunity where I could help other people and have more control over my own destiny. Real Estate was the perfect match that brought together my attention to detail, my love for helping people and virtually no ceiling that might stop my ability to grow and be successful. I took the classes, passed the tests and got my license; I was on my way.
Currently I’m a licensed Real Estate Broker in both Tennessee and Georgia, a founding member of Keller Williams Realty -Chattanooga East, and consistently rank in the top 1% of Chattanooga Realtors. In 2006, I founded The Scenic City Team, putting together the best real estate talent in Chattanooga that provides expert and friendly service to our clients throughout every transaction. I’m proud of my team, their expertise, and the way they put our clients first - just like me!
Melody and I have two sons, Micah and Jonah, who are also proud Chattanoogans just like their Mom and Dad. Spending time with my family, parents, and friends is on the top of my list of favorite things to do. When I’m not with the family or selling real estate, I’m volunteering in the community or proudly teaching students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where I’ve been an Adjunct Professor of Finance for many years.
GRI, ePro, CDPE