You What?

with Steven K. Zacher, President, Managing Broker, The Zacher Company
Feb 5, 2020
Jeffrey Crane
You What?

Describe yourself in three words. Dedicated, persistent, team player

In what city did you grow up? Fort Wayne

What book has had the greatest impact on you? Bo’s Lasting Lessons – by Bo Schembechler

What is the first movie you ever saw in a theater? Fiddler on the Roof

What famous person would you most like to meet? Warren Buffet

What is your favorite part of your job? Getting deals done

What do you actually do at your job? Connect buyers to sellers and tenants to landlords

What do you love most about Fort Wayne? Vibrant city with lots of opportunity

What was your first job? Maintenance worker at the Fort Wayne Marriott, now the Ramada Plaza

What is your greatest accomplishment? It is yet to happen

Who is your hero? My Father

What is your dream job? I am doing it

What is your biggest pet peeve? Having to deal with people that are not true to their word

Do you have a motto you live by? If so, what is it? You only live once

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to cast as you? Daniel Craig

What would you choose as your last meal? Steak

What three items would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island (other than food and water)? iPhone, sunscreen, tent

Who would you like to see perform in concert? Elton John

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Southern France

How often do you exercise? Every day

What does your workout regimen consist of? Spinning, running, weights

What profession would you never try? Doctor (my wife’s profession), lawyer (my son’s profession) or professional dancer (my other son’s profession)

What is something nobody knows about you? Our family goes to almost every Michigan home and away football game.  

If you could solve one major problem, what would it be? Federal deficit

Where will you go on your next vacation? Australia/New Zealand

What’s one thing you can’t live without? My wife

If you could give your 15 year-old self advice, what would it be? Don’t sweat the small stuff

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? You learn more from your failures than your successes

What’s your biggest fear? Fear of missing out on the next deal

What is the best gift you have ever been given? My wife and children

Name one person who has inspired you in your life. My father

Do you make up jokes or steal them? Steal them

Who was your favorite teacher? Mrs. Settlemeyer, 2nd grade, Washington Elementary School

Would you rather be invisible or read minds? Read minds

What is one important skill you think everyone should have? To be respectful of others

What skill would you like to master? Empathetic listening

What was the last gift you gave someone? Diamond earrings to my wife

What was a time you failed at something? What did you learn from it? My first job out of college; how to relate to people

What song best describes your work ethic? Taking Care of Business

What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Sushi

What is the most difficult thing you have ever experienced? Partners leaving

Do you get up when your alarm goes off or do you hit the snooze button? Get up

How would your grade school teachers describe you? Messy, terrible handwriting

If you participate in a sport, do you prefer it to be an individual sport or a team sport? Individual

What is the most productive time of day for you? Night

If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say in 30 seconds? Be kind, think before you speak

If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing? Volunteer, charity work and travel

When was the last time you tried something new? This summer – pickleball

If you had to teach someone one thing, what would you teach? Empathy

What gets you excited and driven to achieve? Completing a complicated real estate deal that benefits our community

If you could go back in time, once, and change a single thing, what would it be? The Holocaust

What moment in your life would you most like to go back and relive? The day that Michigan beat Ohio State in Football in Columbus – November 2000

Wine, beer or cocktail? Beer

If you could know the answer to one of life’s mysteries, which mystery would you choose? Curing cancer

What is your favorite…

Vacation spot? Deer Valley, Utah

Holiday? Why? 4th of July – it’s the middle of the summer

Sports team? Michigan football and basketball

Song? The Victors – Michigan Fight Song

Drink? Water

Candy? Mike and Ikes

Pizza? Pepperoni

Flower? Red roses

Season? Summer

Movie? The Hunt for Red October

Downtown locale? The Zacher Company Office

Fort Wayne feature? Trails

Fast food restaurant? Culvers

TV show? Squawk Box on CNBC

Hobby? Biking

Flavor of ice cream? Peppermint


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