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[PROFILE] In 25 Words or Less: Steve Peterson (Organization Leader: Real Estate)

Steve Peterson
Steve Peterson

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In 25 Words or Less

Posted: March 29, 2016

ORGANIZATION LEADER | ASSOCIATED REAL PROPERTY BROKERS (ARPB)
THE BASICS
Name: Steve Peterson
Age: 30s • Status: Married • Kids: Yes
Place of Birth: Oakland, CA • Raised: Oakland, CA
Professional Background: Steve Peterson CCIM, Broker/Owner of Infinity Investments is currently the President of the Associated Real Property Brokers (A.R.P.B.) the Oakland Chapter of N.A.R.E.B. Steve has been in the Commercial & Investment Real Estate business since 2003 and started his Brokerage & Investment Firm in 2009.
What achievement or position are you most known for? Steve is a most known for his expertise in acquisition and sale of multi-family properties and has earned the CCIM Designation.
Contact/Follow: EmailFacebookLinkedIn
25 WORDS OR LESS: WORK
Job(s) held that is most unlike what I currently do now: Glazier Apprentice, 15 years old.
Field: Real Estate Trade Association
Years of Experience: 11
Title: President
Organization: Associated Real Property Brokers (ARPB) – Oakland, CA
Term Expiration: January 2017
What it does and what I do: A.R.P.B. Promotes Democracy in Housing by organizing, educating, supporting, advocating for and supporting African American Real Estate Professionals & Consumers. I am the President.
Current Big Project: Executing our parting is creating 2 Million Additional Black Home Owners by 2020.
Staffing/Resource Needs: Seeking Membership from Real Estate Professionals and general networking relationships with Black Organizations.
Field: Commercial & Residential Brokerage & Investment Services
Title: Broker/Owner
Yrs of Experience: 13
Company: Infinity Investments – Oakland, CA
What it does and what I do: Commercial Realty and Investment Services. Our expertise is in multi-family property and I am the Broker of Record and Sole Owner of the Company.
Current Big Project: Development of Real Estate Syndication Model utilizing Crowd Funding.
Staffing/Resource Needs: Seeking Real Estate Agents, Trainees and Interns.
Additional Organizations: NorCal CCIM Treasurer 2016; Member, Higher Ground Church
25 WORDS OR LESS: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Taking business to the next level by operating systematically.
Significant Mistake/Regret: Expanding too quickly without the necessary systems in place to handle the growth.
Significant Accomplishment: Accumulation of $3,000,000 Real Estate Portfolio, Earning the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Designation, Hosting NAREB Mid-Winter Convention here in Oakland in Feb 2016.
Biggest Strength(s): Public Speaking & Sales.
Biggest Weakness(es): Overall Organizational skills.
Career Advice: Be aggressive and persistent, prioritize your time, clients and relationships based on your values and goals.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Making enough time for Family and Friends.
Significant Accomplishment: Married 10 Years this Summer.
Life Advice: Treat others as you want to be treated.
Trait(s) most admired in others: Creativity.
Among several global issues of deep concern, one(s) that stands out to me: Economic Injustice imposed on the worldwide African Diaspora.
Some causes/organizations I support: 2 Million Additional Black Homeowners by 2020. NAREB (National Association of Real Estate Brokers).
Some of my most-admired people (excluding parents): Fredrick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Dr. King, Heuy P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Don Peebles, Jerry Rice.
25 WORDS OR LESS: LIFESTYLE
Hours of “personal” downtime/week: 10
Favorite activity(s) in my personal downtime: Spending time playing, reading, eating, exercising, praying and doing whatever with my kids.
Some of my favorite local hangouts: Kingston 11, Liege, OVO’s
Some of my favorite TV shows: NFL Access, Sportscenter, OJ Simpson Mini-Series.
What news outlets or media sources do you most rely on? Internet
Favorite Vacation Spot(s): San Diego, Dominican Republic, Hawaii.
Place(s) I would like to visit: Jamaica, Kenya, Brazil
Favorite Pastime/Hobby(s): Football.
Favorite Book(s): The Bible, The Peebles Principals, Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing, The Narrative of Fredrick Douglas.
Something about me that may surprise you: I’m from Deep East Oakland, Brookfield.
25 WORDS OR LESS: AND LASTLY. . .
The Associated Real Property Brokers meet every third Wednesday of the month at Southern Cafe at 2000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland from 8-10am.

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