Day 319

Car of the Day:

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2006 – Present Aston Martin Vantage

Character of the Day:

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Landon – Overachieving Architect

Landon and I have crossed paths numerous times in Starbucks. We started our conversation joking over the fact that we either had to be a business owner or in sales due to our inordinate amount of time we spend in Starbucks. Coincidentally we have similar paths concerning our careers (a loose comparison of course). He was born and raised in Charlotte and attended NC State where he received his degree in Architecture. After college his internship at an international architecture firm wasn’t exactly what he envisioned. It was during this time he had an opportunity to defer graduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in NY and try his hand at real estate development and investment which ignited his career in bricks and mortar. Landon started his first company focused on building custom green-built homes in Plaza Midwood. But he is always ready for the next challenge. His portfolio of companies is pretty impressive ranging from custom environmentally friendly homes to Web 2.0 social networking applications. He is also a family man having been married to his lovely wife for the past 10 years. It seems he likes to keep his hands full keeping an eye open for new endeavors while spending time with his wife and two children. Our conversation was short and to the point since he was on his way to a meeting. I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities to learn the rest of his story. His favorite thing about Birkdale… “the fact that it makes my wife so happy, and of course my Starbucks”.

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