Members of the NAHB Young Professionals (YPs) recently got together for a virtual happy hour to share success stories and celebrate accomplishments in 2022. Attendees also took the opportunity to discuss reasons why they joined YP, and for a little holiday fun, many of them shared their favorite cocktail recipes.
A Pathway to Success
Jenna Fitch, real estate agent at Furman Realty, looked to get involved with the Federation on the state and local levels. Discovering and reaching out to the YP group immediately allowed her to connect with other aspiring leaders.
"YP has helped me cultivate success because of the Federation's huge network," Fitch said. "I connected with leaders across the country, teaching me best practices and sharing past experiences that have shaped them."
A Network of Excellence
Learning from a set of professionals helped Andrew Brindley, owner of H-E Homes, keep a pulse on the local and national housing markets. Brindley appreciated the network's willingness to provide extensive feedback as he grew his business.
"Everyone is so kind and has excellent energy," he said. "We want to give back to a generation of an essential industry. Anyone who participates will see that the opportunity and experience are why Young Professionals is a true honor to be involved in."
A Foundation of Friendship
Receiving feedback and getting value from the group demonstrates everyone's interest and drive for success. Through communicating based on trust, Nick Scheel, owner of Untamed Construction, says friendships are the foundation of YP.
"NAHB Young Professionals are my people," Scheel said. "In-person or virtually, I always look forward to the time I spend with all of them."