River City Six: Michael Holroyd
HIP Inc. (www.hiprealty.com) consists of two companies, HIP Realty and HIP OffiCenters. HIP Realty is a full-service real estate company specializing in management, leasing and sales of apartments and commercial properties. HIP OffiCenters offers an executive suites and virtual office environment and allows its customers to have a presence in Lincoln at an affordable price. Michael Holroyd is the founder and president of HIP Inc.
Tell us a little about your business. – HIP Realty prides itself on providing exceptional customer service. We have a highly trained management staff, provide clean and accurate accounting financials and have a 24 hour on-call maintenance staff to cover both preventative and emergency situations. As a licensed real estate broker, we can represent owners with the sale and leasing of their investment. HIP OffiCenters offers many tools needed to help a business grow and be successful. Along with an attractive office suite is a professional receptionist with personalized phone answering, and conference room. We also offer virtual offices that allow our clients to have a Lincoln address, conference room, phone answering, and a network of businesses. We will ensure you have a productive, inviting and professional space to conduct business.
How did you get started in the business? – In 1993, after working in the field of property management for 13 years, I decided to start my own company and HIP Realty (Holroyd Investment Properties) was born. My vision and passion have always been to provide a quality service to owners/investors of apartments and commercial income properties. After being exposed to the executive suites industry in Los Angeles, CA in the early 1990s, I decided to start HIP OffiCenters to provide executive office suites services to the Lincoln and Omaha area in 1996.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Earning the CPM (Certified Property Manager) designation from IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) has definitely been a highlight. The CPM credential is earned by meeting high standards of education, experience and ethical business practices which sets one apart from other professionals in the industry.
Tell us a little about your family. – My wife Sarah and I have two boys, Ethan (7) who enjoys art and soccer, and Levi (3) who likes music and the great outdoors. My wife is not only an amazing wife; she does a fantastic job as the mother of our two boys. As a family we enjoy traveling and camping in our RV, checking out the historic places all across America.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Spending time with my family and watching the faces of my boys as they experience something for the first time!
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I’ve been an avid snowboarder for 15 years and enjoy visiting the Colorado Mountains.
What are you the most proud of? – Assembling a team of professionals to carry out the mission of HIP Inc. and providing the highest quality customer service available in our industry.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – You’re living your dream, just make sure to be in the moment to enjoy it!
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Kind.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Blue Sushi Sake Grill.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Jesus