Jesse Hudson, Mike Sladich named 2 of CRE’s Aspiring Leaders of 2024: ‘They have the unmistakable trait of leadership’

MINNEAPOLIS (June 6, 2024) — Jesse Hudson, regional managing director of Multifamily Investment Sales, and Mike Sladich, regional managing director of Commercial Investment Sales, have been selected by GlobeSt. for its CRE’s Aspiring Leaders of 2024 list.

This recognition highlights the industry’s outstanding young professionals navigating a volatile market and consistently making strides as robust producers and reliable advisors to clients. “Their skill sets are varied but at the core they have the unmistakable trait of leadership,” GlobeSt. wrote about Hudson, Sladich and the other honorees.

Read the profiles GlobeSt. wrote about Hudson and Sladich below, and see the full list of honorees here.

Jesse Hudson

Jesse Hudson’s early career was spent in operations for a subcontractor in Phoenix, where he worked his way up the ladder. Seeking new challenges, he decided to take a leap of faith and leave an industry he knew well to pursue an interest he had in commercial real estate. As Northmarq’s regional managing director for Phoenix, Las Vegas and Albuquerque, Hudson oversees a team of brokers and is responsible for procuring multifamily listings in Phoenix. He specializes in 100+ unit value-add, Class-A and build-to-rent properties.

Hudson regularly meets with clients to manage their portfolio expectations and provide them with up-to-date market data, and he facilitates prospective buyer tours of the team’s listed properties. In 2022, Hudson brokered the sale of a 1,012-unit apartment community, which was the largest market-rate apartment community, based on unit count, in the greater Phoenix MSA. The sales price represented the second-largest, single-asset multifamily sale in Arizona history.

As the market softened due to capital markets uncertainty, Hudson has shown leadership, positivity and commitment to his team. He dedicates his time to other brokers to help them navigate difficult transactions, sends positive messages to brokers and support staff celebrating their accomplishments and offers his advice during times of need. Colleagues say Hudson has exceptional leadership qualities, strong multifamily industry understanding and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

His advice for those entering the CRE industry is to make meaningful connections and have a good mentor. “Smile and dial,” he says. “Let rejection fuel and inspire you to work harder and prove them wrong.”

Mike Sladich

Northmarq Regional Managing Director Mike Sladich is the youngest commercial office lead and one of the youngest Commercial team leads at the firm. Sladich was also the youngest member of the inaugural partner program at Stan Johnson Company, now part of Northmarq, in 2020. He took over as the managing director of the Atlanta office in 2021 and has grown the office to the second-highest-producing office in the Commercial firm in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Sladich leads Northmarq’s Southeast net lease team and is the Commercial Investment Sales leader of Northmarq’s Georgia and Florida offices. He is responsible for all aspects of the team’s production including his personal production, goal setting, mentoring and coaching associates and analysts, and providing marketing resources. His team was one of the first in the country to prioritize collaboration with value-add shopping center owners to monetize their existing net lease outparcels by bifurcating them from the inline center to take advantage of lower cap rates. This strategy has now become mainstream with many shopping center brokers.

Sladich was recruited while in a Regus office space that also housed Stan Johnson Company’s fledgling Atlanta office. He started as an associate with business development as his sole responsibility, making more than 100 cold calls per day to high-net-worth investors trying to win their business on the listing side. He quickly learned how to build rapport over the phone and speak the language of triple net lease investing.

“My best advice is to find a company and more specifically a mentor who has a vested interest in your success,” says Sladich. “Take the opportunities you are given and utilize them to your best ability, while also raising your hand to take on more when the requests come from above. You will be noticed, and you will continue to get openings to further your career.”

The story was written by Staff and appeared on on June 4, 2024. © 2024 ALM Global Properties, LLC. All rights reserved.

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