When Eduardo Sigal, Founder and CEO of Signet Investments, moved from Los Angeles to Denver, he was delighted at the Rocky Mountain welcome he received. “I’ve never before had such nice people extend themselves to make me feel comfortable,” he says. But he missed the real estate network he had been part of through the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
“If you were in real estate in L.A., that’s where you met the machers, and you got to be around wisdom and success,” Sigal says. “Through that network, I met brokers bringing deals, I bought properties, I found people to hire, and I gave and received advice. I made such great connections that I felt that to miss an event would be detrimental to my career.”
With that experience, Sigal jumped at the opportunity to join the council creating JEWISHcolorado’s Real Estate and Construction Network (REACN), bringing to Colorado a concept that is flourishing in places like L.A. and Miami.
“I feel honored to be part of this because I believe so strongly in the concept,” Sigal says. “You will meet like-minded people and share in the values and power of the network and the Jewish community—relationships you cannot build anywhere else.”
The Network in action
JEWISHcolorado’s Real Estate and Construction Network will leverage business networking to increase industry philanthropy. Anyone involved in the landscape of real estate—including attorneys, investors, and property managers—can come together for networking, education, and exchange of ideas about industry practices at the same time they have a positive impact on their community.
Proceeds from participation in the Network will support JEWISHcolorado, which acts on issues of concern to the local community, stewards communal resources, and mobilizes resources to ensure Jewish culture remains vibrant, secure, and accessible for all Jews in Colorado and abroad.
“Participation in the Real Estate and Construction Network provides members access to top industry and community leaders through relevant programming and opportunities to connect and socialize with the brightest minds in our business,” says REACN Chair Mark Sidell.
“Real estate doesn’t see state lines,” says Sheila Abrahamsson, who is the JEWISHcolorado staff member leading the development of the Network. “We plan to travel to see interesting things that are happening in development and technology elsewhere which will allow our members to expand their network outside the state.”