Mile High Climber: Nicolaus Demetrian, Associate Broker at Cushman & Wakefield
Mile High CRE is excited to announce that January’s Mile High Climber is Nicolaus Demetrian, associate broker with Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Sector. Mile High Climbers are industry professionals who innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks. They are future leaders and change-makers, and they deserve to be celebrated.
As an associate broker at Cushman & Wakefield, Nicolaus tackles every task head-on and proves to be resilient in every deal he works on. His background experience in writing commercial real estate valuation reports, marketing various commercial properties, and having his commercial drone license makes him an asset to Cushman and Wakefield. According to his colleagues, he enjoys being hands-on and making sure the client receives the best possible experience and outcome. Nico has assisted in closing multiple important retail deals with his team and also adds value to Cushman’s marketing initiatives.
1. How did you start your career in the CRE industry?
I graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Real Estate & Construction Management. Prior to graduation, I was hired as an apprentice at Integra Realty Resources which is a national commercial real estate appraisal firm. While working at Integra, I completed real estate appraisals for a variety of commercial property types. Our clients included nearly every major banking company.
After receiving my Colorado real estate broker license, I worked at Re/Max Commercial where I specialized as a valuation advisor and marketing assistant. I wrote commercial real estate valuation reports, marketed various commercial properties, and utilized my commercial drone license to film and edit commercial real estate video offering memorandums. In 2021, I joined Cushman & Wakefield to focus solely on commercial brokerage and to work with Ray Rosado in the retail sector.
2. How many years have you been in the industry?
3. What do you enjoy most about your job?
I get to use everything I learned in school on a daily basis.
4. What have been some of your favorite/proudest projects or career accomplishments?
Joining Cushman & Wakefield has been a huge accomplishment for me and a big step forward in my career. The work environment at C&W is very professional and being with a company that only works commercial deals has allowed for accelerated learning, marketing support, access to top-of-the-line CRE tools/platforms, and an excellent CRE brokerage reputation. While working at C&W I have been involved in many retail, industrial, office, and land deals. Along with my business partner Ray Rosado, we represent many large corporate accounts such as U.S. Bank, Premier Member’s Credit Union, Big O Tires, Driven Brands Car Washes, and Humana.
5. What have been some of the biggest challenges in your career and how did you overcome them?
The biggest challenge so far in my career was working at Integra Realty Resources. Although the job was challenging, I knew that appraisal would set a strong foundation for the rest of my career in commercial real estate.
6. What advice do you have for an emerging AEC/CRE professional?
It is essential to obtain real estate training through courses and education such as a degree or a certificate from an accredited program such as CCIM. The Colorado real estate license examination is focused on residential real estate so additional education is required to work in commercial real estate. A real estate education will also give you the confidence to keep going when the going gets tough and discouraging. Also working with an experienced broker is crucial to breaking into the industry.
7. What are some of your goals for the future?
I want to be a leader in the industry and a mentor to aspiring commercial real estate professionals. Later in my career, I would like to donate money to various schools I have attended.