Hector Mora - Hispanic Leader Interview
Q: What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?
It celebrates all Hispanics that have paved the way, influenced, and enriched our nation and reminds me that I come from a culturally diverse
Q: What was it like for you when you started in the industry?
I was nervous about starting on a new career path that I had no knowledge of as my past job experience was only in the medical field.
As I learned new things in multifamily, I became eager to continue learning and growing. I would ask questions, get involved and always was willing to help out. By doing so, I was able to move up quickly and realize that this was more than just a job and it was where I wanted to build a career.
Q: What subject area within our industry do you feel our members would most benefit from additional education and training?
Advocacy issues and how they affect our industry directly and indirectly. We must always be aware of the constantly changing environment.
Q: What do you believe are the most important skills in our industry?
- The ability to have great customer service
- The be eager to learn and grow and be adaptable
- The knowledge to teach, mentor and grow others
Q: What are some of the barriers that minorities face in this industry or maybe in any profession? What about the glass ceiling, and ways maybe you feel that can be broken through?
We are such a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life in this industry. I personally believe that anyone who works hard and applies themselves has the ability to have a successful career in multi-family. That said, I do understand we don’t live in a perfect world. Know your value and don’t settle for less.
Q: What do you feel are some ways in which we can make this profession more equitable?
By continuing to bring in quality talent into our industry that respect and understand our roles are all about customer service.
Q: If you were starting your career all over again, is there anything you would do differently?
No, I feel that I am exactly where I am meant to be and at the right time. If anything, I wish I would’ve gotten into multifamily a lot sooner though.