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Justin Booth

Oct. 10, 2017

During his senior year at UNCW, Justin Booth ’12 interned with Cape Fear Commercial in Wilmington. At that point, real estate was interesting to him, but he wasn’t considering it as a career option.

Today, as a senior associate in brokerage for Avison Young, he specializes in industrial real estate and land sales, as well as developing and executing long-term real estate strategies for buyers across North Carolina. Based out of the company’s Raleigh office, he has his sights set on transacting a half million square feet of industrial leases and sales this year.

“I attended UNCW because I felt it would provide me with the best resources to explore different potential career paths and identify something that I would not only have the opportunity to excel in, but enjoy as well,” he said. “In real estate, I feel ultimately in control of my own destiny and that’s important.”

Booth’s grandfather, father and uncle ran a concrete manufacturing company that was built on customer service. When facing problems, he still strives to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction possible, utilizing lessons they taught him.

“My proudest moments are at the end of a transaction, when a client is genuinely pleased with the level of service,” he said. “Every transaction has hurdles, but both parties have the same goal, which is closing the deal.”

Booth joined the UNCW Board of Visitors last year, something he was eager to do because he believes in the university’s leadership and path for the future. A native of the Raleigh area, he also serves as vice president of the board at The Carying Place, a nonprofit that teaches homeless, working families life skills for attaining independent living while providing short-term housing.

“UNCW has built a very successful reputation over the last 70 years,” he said. “I encourage today’s students to utilize its resources to become an expert and create opportunities for their own future.”

-- Caroline Cropp