Alex Ed Lopez
Company: Verge, LLC
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
I was born in Pella, Iowa.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?
TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?
I’m from Pella, IA – a small town of 10,000 right outside Des Moines, IA. I’m the youngest of 3 brothers. My parents are immigrants from the Philippines. My father was born in Seoul, KOR and my Mother is from Manilla, PH. I’m an enthusiast and active member of each community I’ve ever been part of. I graduated from Iowa State University – I started my first career with Microsoft and Pella Windows and Doors. I transitioned into Medical Sales for Johnson and Johnson, where I was relocated to the Charlotte area. Since then, I started my career in Real Estate and created Verge, LLC a boutique brokerage firm with another partner. From there, I’ve dedicated my career to helping those invest, find community, and help those buy and sell homes!
DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?
One of the greatest joys that I get is being able to help and directly impact people lives by assisting them purchase their first home.
IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY? PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AS YOU CAN.
I’ve often thought about this question throughout my life. I’ve always been an active member of my community, and it’s one of my common characteristics to go out of my way to help and be there for any request. One way that I believe I positively impact and contribute to the community is to be knowledgeable, discover, and expose what the city Charlotte has to offer. I find myself often helping those discover what the city has for entertainment, food, and services. I support local, and most importantly – I have definitely and positively impacted home owners sell, clients buy, and help with rehabbing properties making it a possibility to purchase a functional home for those in need.
PLEASE LET US KNOW ANY AWARDS OR RECOGNITIONS YOU’VE RECEIVED IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
I’ve always worked in field sales – I’ve been recognized as presidents club, and rookie of the year. I’ve achieved various certificates and awards through sales training and development. A recognition that I do hold is “Soft Skill of Leadership – Better way to Negotiate” from Harvard University and the “Science of Well-Being” from Yale University.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?
I find joy in live music, Rock Climbing, Soccer, and I practice photography on my free time.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?
If you don’t know where you are going, You’ll end up someplace else.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS? 10 YEARS?
In 5 years, I see myself building and developing residential real estate. I will be focusing on affordable living, and creating opportunities to those who don’t believe owning a home is a possibility.
CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
One thing on my bucket list is to see the Northern Lights.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?
I went to visit Tokyo, Japan in March, 2019
WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?
I have played the violin for 9 years.
WHO IS YOUR HERO?
WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?
WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?
Rufus Du Sol