Who’s your dad? JosephNiño. He’s my right-hand man. And your mother? Celina. My father retired in 2006 from the School for the Deaf— he was the building superintendent— and I pretty much keep him busy with miscellaneous projects. And my mom is a nurse at Christus St. Vincent. And do you have siblings? I have a brother and a sister and I have lots of nieces and nephews that I adore. In fact, lastweekend I had baby twins born, so I have two new nephews. I even have two great-nieces.
When you were in high school, what did you think you wanted to do?
When I was in high school, I actually started working for an investment banking firm, as a runner, and I really grew my career there. I was there for eight years. It was a great experience. What firms were you with? Just one, the Santa Fe Capital Group. I traveled and we were selling companies and finding venture capital for startups. At that time, the internet was hot and we were selling ISPs. It was real estate on a different level. I’d go to internet trade shows, so I did get a lot of experience in sales and marketing. Then when that happened with my sister in 1997, I started thinking I could work in real estate.
What kind of house types do you like?