Star City Six – Tammy Walter
NAI FMA Realty (www.naifmarealty.com) is a full-service commercial real estate firm that offers sales, leasing and management services for commercial properties. Tammy Walter is a property manager for NAI FMA Realty.
How did you get started in the business?
By accident really. I was hired as an administrative assistant at first and then I was given the opportunity to grow into the position I am in now. It is one of the reasons I have stayed with the firm so long. They take good care of their staff and take a genuine interest in giving us the opportunities to grow if we want them.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
In this line of work, every day is a challenge. The biggest challenge is trying to stay ahead of it and making the right decisions for your company and your clients.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Obtaining my Real Estate License. It was a very difficult test to study for and pass.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married for 27 years and have 2 children, a son who is 24 and a daughter who is 18.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Watching a dear friend fight and lose his battle with cancer. It made me look at life completely different. I rearranged my priorities so that the important things came first, like family.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I am a huge mountain biker. I love to take my bike out on the park dirt trails and just fly. Just me, my bike, and my dog. Down-hilling in the Colorado mountains is my absolute favorite!
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 10 years.
What are you the most proud of?
My children. They amaze me every day with the incredible people they are and continue to grow to be.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
Passionate. (It gets me in trouble sometimes, though.)
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Dream On by Aerosmith.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Physical Therapy. I would love to be able to help people walk again. That would be amazing.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
For the last 10 years I have participated in and raised money for the Strong Kids Campaign for the YMCA. It supports local families by helping them pay for things like camps, daycare, swim lessons, etc. when they can’t afford a membership or program costs. Every kid should have the opportunity to be a kid and just play!
What is your favorite movie?
The Princess Bride!
What is your favorite TV show?
It’s a toss-up between This is Us and The Big Bang Theory.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
The Parthenon. Love domathes!
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