Randy J. Char, Senior Vice President of Operations at One Queensridge Place (a residential development), has achieved a record-breaking sales year, selling over $100 million in homes in the towers. Char oversees all sales and marketing efforts, manages all construction updates and changes occurring on property and maintains his broker of record responsibilities for the towers. His business knowledge and broad sales experience has propelled his career from senior vice president of sales and marketing to senior vice president of operations in less than a year.
Char received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and then discovered his passion for real estate, specifically in home building. He pursued his Presidential M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, a very specialized executive program geared towards developing senior managers. This advanced degree taught Char the strategic components of business including overall vision, leadership, financial aspects, analyzing external factors such as the economy and how it affects the business and understanding the marketing aspects.
“My M.B.A. has really opened up doors for me because it has taken me from positions in sales and marketing and allowed me to transform into a leader. I can generate revenue as well as think like an operations person,” he stated.
Char stated that real estate can be one of the most rewarding careers in helping others obtain their dream while assisting them with one of the most important decisions impacting their lives. He currently serves as the president of the board for the Asian Real Estate Association of America in Las Vegas.
As for pursuing an M.B.A., Char explained, “the M.B.A. of today is comparable to the B.A. or B.S. of yesterday. Just to be on a level playing field in any type of corporate or company position, an M.B.A. is needed.” He selected the program at Pepperdine because it was designed for those who had at least 10 years senior management experience to show that candidates understand key aspects of business. Char would recommend finding an M.B.A. program that combines theoretical knowledge as well interacting with people from different industries with a similar mindset.
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