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7 Questions with Lou Lollio
Name: Lou Lollio
Current title: CEO
Current organisation: Coastal Commercial
Lou Lollio Commercial Managing Director/CEO La Jolla CalBre 00829436 Broker, Investor and Author.
Studied Contract Law at Harvard University Law School He has been licensed in Real Estate for over 20 years. He started in Malibu as a REALTOR. He was recruited into the Banking community with Colony Financial Group which was taken public as First Colony Financial. He then went to the Bank of Beverly Hills, as Senior Loan officer, then Vice President and General Manager of ATI Thrift and Loan.
He was Founder and President of Century 21 All-Beverly Hills. He joined Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills in 2000 and Keller Williams in 2008.
He served as CAR California Association of REALTORS 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as Board of Director. He has served as a Beverly Hills Greater Los Angles Association of REALTORS Director 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014-2015 National Association of REALTORS Board of Directors.
He has successfully closed Hospitality (Hotels), Shopping Centers, Multi-Family apartment buildings, Industrial Warehouses, Condo Conversions, Medical Centers, Movie Studios and opened many doors for others to do the same.
1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?
What I find most challenging is the attack on the American way of life and the fundamental change in how we do business with the Global Community. We are the greatest nation on earth and our leadership sometimes acts like we need to surrender to every other culture. Our nation has been built on Freedom and Equality for all. We need to get back to these basic principles. Helping business people understand this has been my biggest challenge.
2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I would say taking a company public was the real life changing experience for me. From that point on the world seemed a different place for me. To see how the stock market and the economy move together helped me launch into the CEO of my own company.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Up early and to bed late. I know that sounds peculiar but if it is done with a proper diet, exercise and mindset it becomes a habit and you really get a lot accomplished.
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
Never give up. I just recently Funded a Development project in Southern California that I worked over 6 years on. Many people would not have that kind of staying power. You never know what tomorrow brings. Don't give up on today or tomorrow. It may be sunny or rainy but it is just another day. Enjoy it and love life.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
This is a great question and without a doubt the Holy Bible is unparalleled. There is nothing like it and never will be. It is the roadmap to success. Try Proverbs.
6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?
Seek successful people and help them to build on what they already have done. Give them solid roadmaps to work with and watch them excel.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?
I remember handling transactions for some really famous people who were amazed at what we accomplished together with investments. I helped to think bigger than they had ever thought they could accomplish with their investment portfolios. Think Big and Live Big. Don't settle for anything less.