For those of us at Cal Poly Pomona, we still have four more weeks until school starts. This week we are focusing on one of our members, Joseph Gaite, who believes that he wouldn't be where he is today if it weren't for PSE. Joseph is currently interning at Integra Realty Resources as a Researcher. He is in his 4th year and majoring in Finance, Real Estate, and Law. It's really great hearing how PSE has helped our members achieve their goals!
"Integra Realty Resources is the largest commercial appraisal firm in the United States. We provide commercial real estate market research, valuation, counseling, and consulting services. We work with a variety of clients from banks such as Chase Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo to small family owned law firms that manage family trusts. Interning here has been an amazing experience because my position is essentially the base of what goes on in my office. I have worked on tiny $100,000 pieces of land to $50,000,000 downtown apartment structures. When we get a new property to appraise, it is my job to find out as much information as I can about the property and build the skeleton of an appraisal report. It seems very tedious but I thoroughly enjoy the work because every single job is different. What I enjoy most about my job is that I get to see my work in an end product. It feels amazing knowing that the words I put on a report are actually going to our client who ever it may be. I can honestly say without PSE, I would not be where I am today. PSE put me in an environment where I am surrounded by the brightest most hard working people, and without those great people around me it would be extremely difficult to stay motivated and achieve my goals."