Sean Lieb is the vice president of Phoenix’s SRS Real Estate Partners, which leases and sells shopping centers and land for future development sites, works with tenant and landlords negotiating leases and values commercial real estate for owners to sell their properties. Learn about Sean Lieb…
First job: Coaching football and basketball camps. Open houses for Dad.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Playing basketball, tracking NBA statistics, going to concerts and sporting events.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Purchasing my first commercial building because I have learned so much from my friends and clients then applied it to my own investment. Makes me a better broker to experience putting on the landlord hat.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Transferring from University of Colorado-Boulder from Division-1 to Junior College for football. The following year, I earned a spot on the University of Arizona Football team.
Someone who inspires you and why: My parents and uncle. Coming up from all of their childhoods, Dad and uncle lost their mom early in life. They moved out to Phoenix to a new area with their dad, Herb, and completely rewrote our family’s trajectory and created a network and life for us in Phoenix. Now, Mom and Dad work together creating the residential sales empire for Homesmart Central Phoenix. They are a great team with work and marriage, and my Uncle Mike continues to be a mentor and is at the top of his game brokering apartments and single-family deals around the Valley and expanding his reach nationally.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Build up the intellectual equity before the actual. It will help you long term and help with longevity vs. short term homeruns. Do not get discouraged if deals don’t happen right away. Build your foundation and network.
Favorite quote: “The most important thing is you must put everyone on notice that you’re here and you are for real” –Kobe Bryant
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I’m a pretty good chess player. Also, I bleached my hair like Eminem in 6th grade kids would call me Slim Shady at basketball camps and school. I loved it, one of my first “parental advisory” CDs.
What makes someone fabulous: Someone’s passion for anything they work on or chose to put energy into. You can tell when talking to an individual, business owner, professional or philanthropy leader, if they sound passionate about what they do, have positive energy, know what they are talking about and follow up with execution…that makes someone fabulous.