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TAVIO HOBSON

Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor.

About Tavio Hobson

Tavio Hobson is a seasoned business professional who has led a long, successful career in business, sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Throughout the course of his career, Tavio has worked to refine these core competencies and establish himself as a trusted and capable leader.

Real Estate

Recently, exploring the diverse business world, Tavio Hobson has acquired a new-found interest in real estate development. In 2006, Tavio teamed up with a long-time friend and business partner to begin investing in real estate projects throughout Seattle. The duo has worked to develop multi-family homes, townhomes, and apartment buildings throughout the city.

He has spent the past decade learning more about the space and uncovering new ways that he can add value to the team and the projects that they manage. Real estate is an industry where operational efficiency can be a huge advantage for developers, and Tavio prides himself on putting together business models and raising funds in a highly effective manner.

Real estate development is an industry with many diverse components dealing with buying, selling, and renovating homes, land, and other properties. Typically, a real estate developer works from beginning to end on the entire process of a real estate project, orchestrating each step. Because there is so much involved in real estate development, developers must be detail oriented with great communication skills and leadership experience. While developers often take the biggest risks in creating, renovating, and developing real estate, they are also most likely to receive the greatest rewards for their efforts.

Sports

Tavio Hobson also works for Los Angeles, CA based company, Dynasty Sports Management. Tavio is the Vice President of Basketball and Business development. His career combines his passions for business, sports and community outreach. He enjoys helping young athletes find their place in professional sports while still also satisfying his entrepreneurial spirit with business endeavors.

With a strong background in sales, marketing, and business, Tavio Hobson is excited to pursue new projects in real estate development and see where these experiences will lead him next in his career. As an entrepreneur and start-up consultant, Tavio encourages others to continuously work to define and refine their core competencies and absorb as much knowledge from others as possible.

Background

Tavio Hobson received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sacred Heart University. He later went on to attend the Georgetown McDonough School of Business where he earned his Executive Masters in Leadership. In 2015, Tavio was selected as one of 34 of more than 700 nominations to represent the United States across the sectors of business, government, and civil society as a Marshall Memorial Fellow. The Marshall Memorial Fellowship is German Marshall Fund’s flagship leadership development program. Created in 1982 to introduce a new generation of leaders from United States to Europe.

Community Outreach

Outside of his professional endeavors, Tavio is an energized and active member of the community. Hobson is passionate about education, leadership, and supporting kids in the local community. Some of the organizations Tavio Hobson has worked with over the years include The Breakfast Group, Los Angeles Southwest College Foundation, and Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club.

4 Big Business Lessons Looking Back on 2017

4 Big Business Lessons Looking Back on 2017

As we enter a new year, it’s important to keep in mind the takeaways from the prior year, and 2017 was chalked full of business lessons and warning signs.

The gender gap is no joke.

The Women’s March kicked things off, reminding the United States and the world, that they equate to roughly half the world’s population and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Sexism remains prominent in most industries, but 2017 met the divide head-on with some much-needed publicity. In fact, two female entrepreneurs made headlines when they created a fake male cofounder to get respect and acknowledgment from their peers after “A web developer they brought on to help build the site tried to stealthily delete everything after [cofounder] Gazin declined to go on a date with him,” along with a few other gender-based issues. Their fake male cofounder and the fact that they felt the need to do so, is a symptom of a larger problem. In the coming year, expect employers to raise their level of awareness and action on this issue.

If you don’t try to understand millennials, you don’t understand business.

With roughly 92 million millennials, it is the largest generation in United States history. Putting it bluntly, businesses can’t afford to ignore this age group. Growing up surrounded by technology, it shaped how they shop, which changed how many corporations engage with consumers and share their products. Given this generations’ demand for corporate social responsibility, “The leaders behind any brand now have a choice: adopt corporate philanthropy as an important part of their brand’s philosophy and business strategy, or get blown away by competitors who were quicker to see ‘the shape of things to come.’” Expect more emphasis on how businesses give back no matter the size, millennial targeted marketing tactics, and more technology integration to reach this sizable consumer bracket.

Better safe than sorry.

2017 was the year of hostile software. While malware cyber attacks like ransomware are nothing new, the number of cases have increased astronomically. As of May Newsweek was already reporting a 250 percent rise in attacks in 2017. As a result, cybersecurity became top of mind for big business and government alike. With 72 percent of infected companies losing access to their data for two or more days on average, many companies are making cyber security a top priority.

Not to mention, cloud-based software presented its own host of problems. As Gene Marks says, “More and more of our business applications are hosted in the cloud, so more and more of us are exposed to the loss of data by those giant cloud-based providers we oftentimes trust blindly.” While this new tech offers flexibility, too many businesses forget that it’s still not a fail-safe place for storing files.

Shock value is valued.

In the era of “no new ideas,” creativity is seriously valued in every industry. Augmented and virtual reality are commonplace. A robot gained citizenship. There’s a company entirely devoted to sending dying and rotting flowers to unloved one. In short, if you don’t have a stand out idea and more than a little finesse it’s hard to make your mark.

Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2018

Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2018

As real estate investment booms, the real estate landscape is also changing dramatically. With a considerable emphasis on engagement, community living and co-work spaces are shifting the commercial real estate industry. Sites like Airbnb and VRBO continue to thrive causing investors to turn their focus to short-term rental opportunities. With these new trends, our concept of what a good real estate investment changed as well. All these trends will continue to shape the real estate industry as we head into 2018 and offer great options to consider when building out your real estate portfolio in the new year.

Community Living

As rent prices continue to skyrocket in many major cities, co-living spaces have become an excellent opportunity to satisfy the needs of tenants and investors alike. Living with roommates isn’t a novel idea, but by offering an opportunity for people to meet others without the pressure of living with your best friend or college fraternity brother provides a more controlled concept. Think of it as a cost-effective option for many young adults with more pros than cons.

As TechCrunch sat down with three business professionals at the forefront of the short-term real estate growth, they described, “Community being first and foremost, given that it’s become a scarce commodity in today’s day and age,” as the most prominent benefit of co-living spaces.

Cowork Spaces

Co-work spaces are moving the needle for the same reasons co-living spaces are so popular. For smaller companies, co-work spaces are an opportunity to partake in all of the amenities a larger group might be able to afford – outdoor areas, stocked kitchens and a plethora of high-end meeting spaces to name a few.

Not to mention the creative aspect of both these spaces. Community engagement creates an opportunity to foster growth and creativity. As described in Forbes there is a host of benefits to coworking, but to name one “Proximity gives you the chance to “pick the brains” of professionals in your own line of work as well as those in related fields.

Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rental properties create a wealth of opportunity for major investors and a young entrepreneur just dipping his or her foot in the water. Based on location and peak seasons, rental properties make it possible to make the same rental income in less time. Not to mention, you may even find yourself with a vacation locale tailored to your own needs when the property goes unoccupied.

That being said, there runs a higher risk if you fail to find enough customers or invest in a market that is already inundated with high end overnight stays. The important thing about investing in these types of properties is understanding the market and what you are getting yourself into.

The Importance of Setting Career Goals As An Entrepreneur

The Importance of Setting Career Goals As An Entrepreneur

Upon beginning any simple task, is there a concrete motive in mind; do you picture an end goal? Most tend to think of menial tasks, such as dishwashing, or driving, in terms of what they produce upon completion; thinking in this way provides us the logical motivation needed to choose actions that see such chores through. When scrubbing soap on tableware, we picture clean dishes; when pressing the gas pedal, we envision the destination.

If we mentally assign all of life’s simplicities the benefit of a premature conclusion, why, then, wouldn’t we do the same for the single task that consumes so much of our time, and comprises such a colossal portion of our daily effort, that we actually refer to it as our “job”? If we recognize the motivational perks of thinking “clean dishes” or “moving from A to B”  when handling the least consequential of life’s necessities, isn’t it reasonable to imagine that visualizing our career in terms of its greatest possible outcomes will logically motivate us to choose the corresponding actions, and see them through?

Visualizing one’s career goals will actively enable them to happen. Aimless employees often fall into routines of complacency, only ever contributing minimal energy toward tasks set by supervisors, whose goals may diverge from their own. By actually mapping out objectives, employees equip themselves with the motivation necessary to bypass unproductive habits, and achieve goals.

Goals should be set in both the short and long term, and completing immediate goals should move employees closer to achieving final objectives. Long term goals serve as a career plan’s overarching purpose. The time frame for finishing long term goals is usually around three to five years. Short term goals, on the other hand, may take anywhere from one to three years. Achieving daily, weekly, and monthly objectives is essential as well, as doing so creates a foundation of small victories, upon which significant accomplishments develop.

When establishing goals, it’s also important to keep them measurable; completing a goal should better an employee’s situation in a way that can be observed or quantified. Goals become counterproductive when they are stated negatively, for example, “I’d rather not be working a sales position two years from now.” Negative goals are vague, and progress towards them is difficult to measure. The same goal, stated productively, might be worded: “I want to improve my business management skills, and obtain a supervisory position within two years.” Goals must also be realistic, as imagining an overly fantastic outcome, or not allowing adequate time for completion could lead to demotivation.

Employees who fail to set obtainable goals often end up floundering through daily assignments, unaware of why they bother. Such attitudes create severe job dissatisfaction, and prevent otherwise competent performers from achieving their full potential.