Fri, 02 Jun 2023

Joshua Brown is a licensed real estate broker and the CEO and Founder of Pushing Forward Realty. As a Brooklyn native, Joshua's passion for community improvement runs deep. Growing up, he watched his father, a now retired pastor, serve as a spiritual leader, an agent for community improvement, and an advocate of fair play. Inspired by those lessons, Joshua launched a new kind of real estate company. Joshua serves as Vice-Chairperson for Brooklyn Community Board #4 and in 2018, he served as co-chair of the Housing and Land Use Committee, where he advocated on behalf of community stakeholders. In addition, Joshua is a father, a husband and a pilot. In this episode, he talks about how he built his real estate business based on a culture of cooperation as opposed to the more common culture of competition, how he incorporates educating the community into his business model, and what freedom looks like to him.

"The point of being a brokerage is to not monetize our agents, it's to create a house where experienced agents can come and work together without the undue pressures that come from being in somewhat of a hostile work environment," explains Joshua Brown, licensed real estate broker, CEO and Founder of Pushing Forward Realty in #Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by his father's work as a pastor, he decided to create a real estate business based on #collaboration instead of competition. Today, Joshua talks about how his agency differs from others in the industry, the value of cooperation and creating a welcoming work environment, and how work life balance ties into the true meaning of freedom.

Listen to the full podcast interview by Stefan Whitwell with Joshua Brown on your preferred podcast channel.

In this podcast Stefan Whitwell uncovers:

  • Why Joshua decided to get a pilot's license

  • The ways in which aviation and real estate are similar

  • Why creating a real estate business with a culture of cooperation was so important to Joshua

  • How treating clients like family and friends has resulted in Joshua's business running primarily off referrals

  • How Joshua serves his home community of Bushwick in Brooklyn, NY through educational opportunities about real estate and finance

  • What freedom looks like to Joshua and how he has built freedom for his agents into the business

  • How wins are celebrated at Pushing Forward Realty

  • How spending time with his son reminds Joshua not to take himself too seriously

Joshua Brown, CEO and Founder of Pushing Forward Realty

Podcast Quotes:

  • "Pushing Forward Realty started for me because I wanted to create a company and an atmosphere where agents as well as people can come and work together more on a cooperation basis, as opposed to a competition basis." (13:26-13:46 | Joshua)

  • "The point of being a brokerage is to not monetize our agents, it's to create a house where experienced agents can come and work together without the undue pressures that come from being in somewhat of a hostile work environment." (17:03-17:19 | Joshua)

  • "We believe in serving our clients as if they're our friends or our family." (20:41-20:48 | Joshua)

  • "Freedom and fun to us are really good times and good health, laughter and just the freedom to do what we want when we want." (25:54-26:04 | Joshua)

  • "People do business with us because they like us and a part of that comes from energy, attitude, as well as our mission driven purpose." (27:34-27:43 | Joshua)

  • "We can create an environment to where it's a more welcoming environment to where you're not afraid to share your big goals that you just accomplished." (30:23-30:34 | Joshua)

  • "We're not here to monetize people. There's enough business here in the real estate market for everyone to thrive." (32:28-32:35 | Joshua)

  • "I love spending time with my son because it allows me to focus on the things that's really important, and that sometimes we take ourselves almost too seriously." (42:03-42:14 | Joshua)

  • "The biggest gift I can give is genuine love and support." (52:29-52:33 | Joshua)

About the Podcast Guest:

To learn more about Joshua Brown visit his website (Pushing Forward Realty).

About host Stefan Whitwell:

Stefan is an Austin, Texas based CEO, wealth advisor, and tax planner for business owners, executives, investors and philanthropists. He believes that true wealth is lived at the intersection of health, wealth and purpose. Whitwell & Co. serves clients coast to coast and has particular expertise in tax planning (to keep more of what you make) and private investments. Stefan particularly enjoys helping protect special needs children with insurance based solutions and working with clients to use tax-efficient annuities to generate life-long cash flow. Stefan comes from a musical family and regularly plays violin and trains in BJJ to help him find balance and a tiny bit of sanity amidst all the craziness today.

About CELEBRATE Like a CEO Podcast:

Each CEO and business owner's journey is unique and full of powerful lessons. Join Stefan Whitwell, founder of his own nationwide investment and wealth management firm, as he interviews fellow seasoned executives and business owners. Each week will bring an inside peek into how they fill their tanks, celebrate their teams' wins, and maintain success without burning out.

Listen to the full podcast interview by Stefan Whitwell with Joshua Brown on your preferred podcast channel.

To contact the host, you can schedule a meeting with him here: https://calendly.com/whitwell-advisors

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