Star City Six: Marc Hausmann
Providing exceptional service and expertise, NAI FMA Realty is a full-service commercial real estate firm that has been in Lincoln since it was incorporated in 1961. Marc Hausmann is an Associate Broker at NAI FMA Realty (www.naifmarealty.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
I’m in commercial real estate sales and leasing. I handle every commercial property type of our industry – retail, office, industrial, and land.
How did you get started in the business?
I began my career in real estate about 17 years ago. In those years, I have handled every facet of the industry – sales, leasing, residential, commercial, construction, and management. I started in residential, later received my broker’s license, and then moved into commercial. As a finance major, the commercial side of real estate is a perfect fit.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
In my late 20’s and early 30’s, as a young professional in the industry, it was difficult to earn the respect of clients.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Joining the NAI/FMA team. We have the most knowledgeable group of brokers internally. The opportunity to work with everyone in our office on a daily basis is an achievement within itself.
Tell us a little about your family.
My wonderful wife, Jenn, and I have been married 18 years. She’s a middle school math teacher who is patient, persistent, and loving in every way. Our daughter, Alie, is 14 and our son, Tristan, is 10. Between all the soccer, basketball, tennis, and volleyball we have very little down time.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I was 22, I was in a partnership with two other gentlemen on a warehousing-based company. One afternoon after a few disagreements, I was offered the chance to exit and in return, would receive a small share of our current clients. Or, I could have stayed with them and possibly been part of a large company. We parted ways and I took my share. Two years later, as my company grew, they were both forced to leave the industry. I ended up owning the company I began as a result of the dissolution for 17 years.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I don’t think I have had a day off since my freshman year of college. But when life slows down a bit, I like to spend every moment with my family. A nice quiet day at home with all four of us is the perfect scenario. Swimming, grilling, bike rides, anything.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I have a mild form of OCD and fear that I have left lights on or doors unlocked.
Which talent would you most like to have?
To remember names at first introduction.
What is your favorite TV show?
Friends. Is there really another answer you get from other people?
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill. A local icon with good food and wonderful beer.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
My grandfather. He passed 20 years ago and was a man of very few words, but always spoke the truth and was not scared to say what everyone is thinking. I have a short list of questions for him and I know his answers would be honest.
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