Meet Grayson Fleitz, Market Analyst and new HLC Team Member!
Grayson Fleitz joined HLC in 2023 and serves as a market analyst on the Fort Worth industrial team. In his role, he is responsible for all market analytics while assisting the team on various leasing assignments, marketing efforts and business development initiatives.
Originally from Phoenix, Grayson moved to Fort Worth for school, where he attended Texas Christian University. During college, he was the vice president of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and an active member of the TCU Real Estate Club executive board. Grayson received a BA in Finance with a Real Estate Concentration. Before joining HLC, Grayson interned at JLL in Dallas as a brokerage intern. In his free time Grayson likes to play golf, travel, and watch sports.
What brought you to HLC?
I attended a career fair at TCU’s Real Estate Club. I was interviewing with someone at another real estate company who said they weren’t hiring but knew some people who were. This ended up being Jake and Vic at the Fort Worth HLC office. I interviewed with them, and I expressed more interest in doing industrial. I was able to make the switch over and interview with Matt, George, and Thomas. That’s how I eventually got the job.
How do you hope to grow at HLC?
I want to grow as a young professional and young adult. I had such a great college experience and I learned so much. I made so many great friends and I want to carry that momentum over into my professional career.
What about your role at HLC most excites or interests you?
The biggest thing for me is being able to learn and create a foundation. I’m very fortunate to have many great people in this office who have been doing this for a long time. I want to be a sponge and absorb all that they have to offer in terms of wisdom and knowledge.
Which HLC value resonates the most with you?
We Work Hard, Produce Results, and Improve.
What three words would you use to describe the HLC culture?
Exciting, encouraging, and accepting. It is exciting; there is never a dull moment around the office. Encouraging, everyone wants each other to do their best. You hear people, especially when they’re not in the room, talk so highly of one another. Accepting, even as the new guy, everyone has made an effort to talk to me and try to get to know me.
If you could tell one person “thank you” for helping me become who you are today, who would it be and why?
My parents. They’re great role models. They both have successful business careers, and that’s where I got my drive to work hard and be successful.
What are three interesting things about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
I’m the youngest of four children. I love sports, especially TCU sports. I’m a huge Phoenix Suns fan. Lastly, in college, I lived with nine other guys, and we were all from different states. It was neat getting to know people from all over the country.
How do you define success?
Success is doing something difficult and doing it to completion. Even if you’re not the best at it or you know you didn’t get first place in something, it doesn’t mean you weren’t successful. If you tried hard and you did something that challenged you.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I spend a lot of my free time with friends and family. I play a lot of golf. I also love watching sports, talking about sports, and doing everything that involves sports.
If you were the CEO of a company, name one thing you would make mandatory in the office and one thing you would ban.
I would make office lunch mandatory at least once a week. It gives people time to spend with each other and is a big convenience for the employees. One thing on the ban are neckties. I was happy to hear that they weren’t mandatory anymore when I got hired.
Where is the furthest you’ve traveled?
When I was a senior in high school, I went to Japan. I went to Tokyo and Kyoto.
What would you invent if you could?
I would want to invent a teleportation machine.
Everyone has a good app idea. What’s yours?
I would want to invent social media for animals. I know many people have an Instagram for their dogs or cats. Having a platform just for animals would be interesting.
What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?
My pet would say that I’m fun and exciting. I was 14 when we got my dog, so a big part of our time spent together was while I was going through high school. I would play and exercise with him a lot. My mom says even in my dog’s old age, when I come home, he has the most energy.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
What character would you be in a book, movie or TV show?
Iron Man. I wasn’t the biggest superhero fan growing up, but I always liked the Iron Man movies.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV?
The last thing I watched was Righteous Gemstones.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
I gave all my roommates a framed picture of all of us together as a graduated gift.
Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rose up and took over?
If you had to choose, what would your last meal be? No limits.
Two Double-Doubles from In-N-Out Burger, but it must be from a California location. It can’t be a Texas or Arizona one. It’s better in California.
Welcome to HLC, Grayson; we are glad you are here!