As it has the last several years each June, the Business Times recognized 12 local LGBTQ business leaders for their contributions to the Bay Area community.
In this intimate and very open interview, Robert discusses his Southern family roots and the cross-country path he took that all led him to become the courageous person and professional he is today now living in the City of San Francisco. He also talks very proudly about the how and why he decided to “come out of the closet” as a gay man , along with some of his very own experiences and learnings in doing so—including within the commercial real estate industry—to ‘make himself heard’. And importantly, Robert also discusses the steps that can and should be taken to help make things better for future LGBTQ generations.
As a company and as citizens, we at Cushman & Wakefield could not be more proud and admiring of Robert, not only in being hand-selected for this regarded honor as an Outstanding Voice within the Bay Area, but for his desire, determination and willingness in wanting to utilize his own platform and influence as a committed leader and voice within our firm, our industry and more so within our communities—and inspiring necessary change and progress for the LGBTQ community.
Robert’s powerful words and his even more powerful actions have always gone a long way to help others regardless of sexuality, and to offer them the courage they may need to be oneself.
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