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Tripp Guin is owner and broker in charge at TRIPP Commercial LLC, with a focus on corporate services and tenant representation. He’s been a member of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club each of the last 12 years. Guin got his start in commercial real estate at Trammell Crow Co., which was acquired by CBRE in 2006. He’s been recognized as a top producer, winning platinum, gold and silver awards for revenue production between $2 million and $20 million. In 2006, he was awarded the CRCBR’s Rookie of the Year for the Charlotte metro area. In 2012, Guin was awarded the international designation of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors SIOR. This designation is given to the top brokers in the U.S. based on experience, coursework and revenue thresholds.
Guin is an avid basketball fan that played at the College of Charleston and Chowan College. He has an MBA from the University of South Carolina.
What do you love about your job? What I love most about real estate is that every day I wake up to new challenges. Just like no two properties are the same, neither are transactions. I enjoy the constant challenges I get to overcome.
What inspires you? Knowing I did the best I was able to and leaving nothing on the table. I tell my three daughters I’ll be happy with any result they end up with in life as long as they tried their best to get that result.
Who is your role model? My late father is my role model. He led by example and put others before himself at all times. Every day I do my best to make him proud.
What was your biggest challenge this week? My biggest challenge is always striking a work-life balance. This week, I had meetings in Pinehurst on Tuesday and Wednesday and in Raleigh on Wednesday and Thursday. I also had my daughters’ volleyball games on Tuesday and Thursday nights. So I was able to adjust my schedule to leave after the game Tuesday and get back just in time for Thursday’s game. Handling a busy schedule is critical for real estate, as there are always many balls in the air for my clients.
What is your favorite N.C. vacation spot? I really have two that are a tie. In the winter, I enjoy heading up to the Linville area to enjoy time with my family, being active in winter sports and taking in local highlights. In the summer, we head toward Wrightsville Beach, where we try to do absolutely nothing.