Chase Mayhugh, 39
Chase Mayhugh has been working in commercial real estate for more than half his life.
While that may sound like hyperbole, it’s really not.
The senior advisor at Mayhugh Commercial Advisors got his start in the business at 19, when he earned his sales associates license. He got his brokers license two years later.
Mayhugh credits his father Chuck for getting him into the industry at such a young age and teaching him about commercial real estate while working in the family business.
“He has a tremendous amount of background and knowledge,” he says of his father. “He always instilled ethics into everyone in the office, including myself. If it wasn’t for him, I probably wouldn’t be in this business.”
That early start has served Mayhugh well. Today he manages over one million square feet of commercial properties and owns several properties of his own. Over his career, the company reports he’s completed $700 million in transactions, with $35 million booked for the first half of this year. Through his career he has represented Fortune 500 companies, working on sales, purchases and long-term leases.
Chuck Mayhugh, meanwhile, likes how his son took to the business quickly and has been able to establish himself. “You can see he has a passion for it.”
For the younger Mayhugh, one of the most important lessons he learned from his father had nothing to do with the acquisition or disposition of property.
“My dad has always had an incredibly strong work ethic. I think seeing the balancing between family and then work, he did a great job,” he says. “I think it’s easy for me to see it now that I have kids. You work all day and you come home, and it can be rewarding, and challenging at times.”
Name: Justin Chase Mayhugh
City of Residence: Fort Myers
Employer: Mayhugh Commercial Advisors
Title: Senior advisor
Years in the area: 39 years
Marital Status/Children: Married, two children
Alma Mater/Degree: Fort Myers High School
What community group or organization are you most involved with? SIOR Regional Director of Southwest Florida
Are you working from the company office, home office or hybrid? Company
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? Or the weirdest task you’ve ever been assigned? Carefully navigating a homeless camp atop a building we managed
What’s your top tip for being productive? Always writing down a list on paper so I am able to cross them off as they get done. I am guilty of writing tasks I have already completed just so I can cross them off.
If you could have a side hustle, what would it be? General Contractor license so I could broker, develop, construct, lease and manage.
What’s your favorite off-hours activity? Fishing
What’s the most significant item on your life bucket list — and what’s keeping you from completing it? Porsche Ice Experience. Time
What’s your favorite podcast? I don’t listen to Podcasts
At what percentage on your phone do you start to get Low Battery Anxiety? I thrive on 1%
What are the top three apps used on your smartphone? Facebook, Instagram and 10Bii Calculator
What books are you reading now? I read news, not books – Barron’s and Insider
What’s your go-to music genre, band or act to be inspired? Techno
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Jason Bateman
Where is your happy place? Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Describe yourself in three words: Ambitious, energetic and reliable
Who is your mentor for your career and why? My father. He got me into commercial real estate.
What are the biggest lessons you have learned from your mentor? Integrity, honesty, work ethic, always looking for your client’s best interest and being my client’s “champion.”