Welcome to the Shark Tank.
No, we aren't talking about the aquarium. We're talking about a group of highly-talented individuals from the Sauder School of Business who work on the acquisitions team for Replay Resorts. Learn about the journeys of Eric Chan, Alicia Chung, Maryam Bagheri, and Bruce Currie from university to development, and gain some key tips to help you in your development career!
The Shark Tank on-route to a project in Healdsburg, California
2. What is the “Shark Tank”?
3. While at Sauder, was resort development on your mind as a possible career stream? What about it sparked your interest?
4. How has the resort industry been different from what you expected?
5. As analysts who deal primarily with acquisitions, can you briefly describe what you are looking for when considering properties for development?
6. Relative to other sectors, is resort development more risky? How does the team at Replay use their expertise to help mitigate some of that risk?
7. What do you feel is the most important skill that a student interested in a career in development can learn while they’re in school?
8. Do you think there are any courses or opportunities through Sauder that help prime a student well for a career in development?
9. [Pertaining to the misconception of the RE program being about residential realty] Was the Sauder RE program different from what you expected, and if so, how? What would you tell the first and second years contemplating their option?
One of Replay's current projects in Half Moon Bay, Antigua. Source: www.replayresorts.com
10. Is there a project in Replay that you are especially excited about? Why?
Thank you to Replay Resorts & the Shark Tank for sharing your insights!
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