Steve Pape

Coffee Break

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:58 pm

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RFP Commercial Inc.

330 E. Kilbourn Ave., #800, Milwaukee

Industry:  Commercial Real Estate

Employees: 22

Family: Wife, Michelle; two daughters: Addie (10) and Emery (6).

What is one of the best business decisions you’ve ever made?

“Starting to invest in commercial real estate as soon as it was feasible for me to do so.”

What is one of the biggest challenges facing your business or industry?

“Consistent and sustainable employment growth; it’s the fuel for a vibrant commercial real estate market.”

What’s the hottest trend in your industry?

“Co-working space and crowdfunding for real estate investments; both will continue to get more traction as the commercial real estate industry evolves.”

Do you have a business mantra?

“Attitude is everything.”

From a business standpoint, who do you look up to?

“My parents, who taught me the value of hard work and the importance of approaching everything you do with integrity.”

What do you like best about doing business in the Milwaukee area?

“Milwaukee is a big city with a small town feel, where being successful in business begins and ends with building and maintaining relationships.”

What was the best advice you ever received?

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

Where do you take out-of-town guests to show off Milwaukee?

“Any of our amazing microbreweries or tap rooms. It’s a great way to show guests where we came from and how we are mixing our heritage into the future of Milwaukee.”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“Spend time with my family, watch my kids’ many activities, exercise, listen to music, and anything to do with basketball, including watching, playing or coaching.”

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