Company: Cushman & Wakefield - Commercial Advisors LLC
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Property Type: Office Specialist
Year Built with SIOR: 2018
OVERVIEW - Why He’s the Real Deal
Landon Williams, SIOR, senior vice president of Capital Markets at Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Advisors in Memphis, Tenn., spends his days focusing on investment sales in the real estate capital markets. Before commercial real estate, he worked as a sports agent, representing professional athletes and coaches. When he’s not working, he’s still “at work” competing in CrossFit competitions and raising his family. And he does it all with an infectious smile.
He's more than just an SIOR.
HIGHLIGHTS - Get to Know Landon
SR: What’s the career highlight you’re most proud of?
LW: The career highlight I’m most proud of is the switch I made from the sports industry. While I had been blessed to develop a fun career, I moved to the CRE industry hoping for a lifestyle more conducive for the family we had begun to build.
SR: What is your proudest achievement outside of your career?
LW: Marrying my wife for sure! Also, not too long ago, I ran a sub-5 minute mile which was a fun achievement for just an average dude.
SR: If you could choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what song would you choose and why?
LW: “Sirius” by Alan Parsons Project, better known as the Chicago Bulls starting lineup song during Michael Jordan’s tenure. Either that or “Real American,” Hulk Hogan’s walkout song prior to NWO. Either song should pave the way nicely for my entrance into every room.
SR: Who’s the rudest and/or kindest celebrity you’ve met?
LW: I had the opportunity to hang out with Muhammed Ali for an hour or two, and he was very cool… and hilarious!
SR: What’s the craziest request you have ever received from a client?
LW: Nothing crazy from CRE clients… Plenty of crazy requests from my former athlete clients.
SR: What’s the last book you read?
LW: “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters” by Meg Meeker.
SR: What person has impacted you the most in your life?
LW: My Dad… he has been a model of the man, husband, and father I strive to be.
SR: Who’s your celebrity lookalike? Would others agree?
LW: My wife and I were on a beach in St. Lucia, and one of the locals wanted my autograph, thinking I was David Beckham. If I had a nickel for every time that happened, then I would have a total of five cents by now.
SR: What’s the most random app on your phone? Can you describe it?
LW: Marvin’s Magic app along with other similar apps for my kids.
SR: What are three things you do to prepare for a CrossFit competition?
LW: Train, train, & train! Also, I strategize the workout, and of course, eat right. Is that more than three things?
SR: Who is someone you admire, and why?
LW: Dave Ramsey… I appreciate his approach on life and money, and also how well he walks the line between being caring and bold.
SR: Do you collect anything?
LW: I am a bit of a minimalist, so I try not to collect much. I’ve been into “experiences” the last few years, so can I claim to collect experiences? I enjoy seeing different places and going on fun activities and adventures with my family.
SR: What’s one thing you’d wish you knew when you started your career?
LW: I wish I knew about the “Snipping Tool” function on Microsoft Windows from the beginning of my career. Changed my life!
SR: How many hours do you get to the airport before a flight?
LW: 75 minutes: plenty of time to park, check in, and read or work with any spare time.
SR: What’s a goal you have for yourself that you want to accomplish in the next year?
LW: I want to visit one part of the world I’ve never been before. If the Capital Markets don’t pick up soon, the place may be Podunk, Tennessee, with a tent and sleeping bags!