MNCAR –  Monthly Spotlight- Alex Funk

1. Why did you join MNCAR and how long have you been a member? 
Joining MNCAR is a fantastic way to network with everyone in the industry while also staying up to date on the latest in the everchanging CRE world. Between the great events and people, it’s been extremely valuable for me since joining about 5 years ago. 
2. What would you tell other CRE professionals about the need to join MNCAR?
It’s fantastic way to network and interact with all the different real estate professionals in the market. Get involved! 
3. What is the most encouraging thing you see for the future of the CRE industry?
We’ve seen how resilient the entire industry is and specifically how resilient the retail world has been over the past years. Deal structures and concepts continue to creatively evolve, so I am excited to see what’s next! You never know what’s around the corner! 
4. Favorite CRE event of the year and why? 
MNCAR Golf! Golf is one of my hobbies, so it’s fun to get everyone together to play. Great course as well! 
5. What do you enjoy most about the CRE industry?  
The people. The real estate world is filled with so many amazing & unique people. Making a deal is never easy, so working with great people to solve problems & work through challenges is what keeps me coming back. 
6. Any advice you have for someone considering the CRE industry? 
Jump in! It’s an fun industry filled with great people. There are so many different avenues you can take and there is a spot for everyone to thrive. 
7. What are you currently binge-watching?  
Nothing right now but looking forward to the next season of the Game of Thrones – House of the Dragon coming out in June. 


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