After purchasing a strip mall without the aid and guidance of a professional real estate broker and realizing he’d bought himself a can of worms that could have been avoided, Scott Koethe got into the commercial real estate industry to protect his investment and learn how to correctly purchase and manage commercial real estate. In 2009, he joined REBC | The Real Estate Brokerage Company and focuses on office and retail sales, leasing and commercial development. As a Principal in the firm, his responsibilities include project development, operations management and client representation.
Tell us a little about your family.
I’ve been married to my smoking hot wife Julie for 5 years now. Last January we welcomed a new one to our lives, a baby girl named Olive.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
The decision to grow my sweet mustache was a huge turning point in my life. The confidence that comes with a mustache is unbelievable; I would recommend that every man grow a mustache once in their life.
OR when I joined REBC, I really enjoy commercial real estate. I would do this for free, and sometimes it feels like I do. There is rarely a dull moment, and I get to meet some interesting people. It’s great when what you love to do can pay the bills as well.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
The Husker Football game day experience, but I am still technically working on those days, or at least that’s what my CPA told me to say.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I played the clarinet in the high school band.
What are you the most proud of?
My baby girl Olive, but why wouldn’t I be, she is the best little girl in the world.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
Get my pre-baby body back; I just can’t seem to lose the baby weight.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I don’t know what it’s called but it would be the ability to eat anything I wanted, not work out and be thin and fit.
What are your plans for retirement?
I know my wife will want to travel, so that’s probably what I’ll end up doing.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I knew you were going to ask me this; I’m a little bit psychic.
I’m also sensing that you sometimes like pizza and think baby animals are cute.
Which talent would you most like to have?
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Anything by Dr. Ivan Misner is always a good read.
What is your favorite movie?
Old School it’s Dumb and Dumber, now it would be There Will Be Blood.
What is your favorite TV show?
Breaking Bad and Gold Rush Alaska. For some reason I just keep hoping those guys will find some gold.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Barry O’s located on 10th and awesome in the Old Market, is the best.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
We can’t choose anyone from the future? That’s what I’m most curious about.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
They can call me at 402-333-3333 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.