Kurt Nishimura has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years. He started his career in commercial real estate moving up the corporate ladder with several leading real estate and financial institutions including JMB Realty, Crown Golf Properties, ABN AMRO, KSL Recreation,Olympus Hospitality Group and Pivotal Group. He served as Vice President of Acquisiions for 7 years for Pivotal Group oversseing the rebranding and renovation of the Century Plaza which was converted to the Westin Century Plaza and St. Regis Los Angeles. In addition, he was the asset manager responsible for repositioning of Red Mountan Spa which earned top 5 Destination Spa in 2008 Since then, he has run his own consulting and brokerage firm since 2009 and served as President of the local chapter of AREAA Greater Phoenix from 2014 and 2015. He currently serves on the National board from AREAA National.