Real estate agent, developer, Compass
5215 N. Ironwood Road, Glendale
Industry: Real estate
Employees: 157 agents and 27 staff in Wisconsin
Shar Borg has made a name for herself brokering high-profile home purchases for professional athletes, but these days the longtime real estate agent is most excited about development, including her first full-fledged project: a 53-unit, mixed-use apartment building planned for the 1500 block of East North Avenue in Milwaukee.
Born in Baltimore, Borg moved to Milwaukee in the late 1990s with a degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. She worked for three years as a TV reporter for WISN-TV Channel 12 News before taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom.
Ten years and four kids later, Borg got her real estate agent license, and what began as a part-time effort to make some passive income for her family quickly blossomed into a successful career. “There were three things I always knew I wanted to do in life. I always knew I was going to be a TV reporter, I always wanted to be a Sunday school teacher and I always loved real estate. I just had this interest inside of me.”
Borg credits her deep faith, great partners and mentors, and an abiding love for community for her success. “I love bringing people together,” said Borg, whose Sherman Park family dinners are today the stuff of legends. “I love helping to create quality of life, particularly in areas where people don’t always think they can have it.”
Oddly enough, Borg doesn’t even drink coffee. Her morning cup is filled with mint or chamomile tea. No sugar. No Milk. “My husband says I really just like hot water.”