Clifford Blanquicet, Jr.
Company: Blanq Real Estate Commercial Property Management
Position: President and Owner
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WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?
TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?
I am happily married, a father to 4 children all under 3½ years old. My wife and I own several businesses (5 in total) including residential and commercial real estate. I am a professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour Latino America Tour in 2013 before getting into commercial real estate. I love ping pong, Disney World/Land and helping others.
DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?
Last year I had the honor of volunteering as an athlete for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Ball. I was partnered with a buddy who at 16 years old was such an inspiration. Learning about everything he goes through yet he still has an energetic, magnetic personality touched me in more ways than I could ever express.
IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY? PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AS YOU CAN.
Givers gain; it’s a life motto. I feel like giving to the community, shopping small businesses, and constantly networking with others helps us all to grow as a community. I love watching Charlotte grow daily and getting the opportunity to help business owners find the perfect location and seeing the jobs created for people is so rewarding. Furthermore, I have had the privilege to volunteer countless hours and donate to a number of local charities and organizations including the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Crisis Assistance Ministry.
PLEASE LET US KNOW ANY AWARDS OR RECOGNITIONS YOU’VE RECEIVED IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
• 2017 “Broker to Watch” Award recipient from the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors
• 2017 Top 30 under 30 Award Recipient from the Charlotte Agenda
• 2016 & 2017 Silver Award recipient from the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors
• NC & SC Broker in Charge
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?
Spending time with my family, golf, ping pong, traveling, eating, and working (I actually enjoy working that much).
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?
Be the hardest worker in the room.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS? 10 YEARS?
Happily married, being the best father, owning more commercial real estate, traveling more, working less and making more money and growing a brand (Blanq).
In 10 years, it’s still the same as 5 years. It’s not a year plan as much to me as a life-long plan. With that being said, my desire is to close to retiring so that my focus can be my family and being an advocate for those who need help.
CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
I have always wanted to play golf on all 7 continents. I would like to do this while I can still break par.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?
I used it on our honeymoon! Best trip of my life!
WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?
My grandfather is a Clifford, my father is Clifford so technically I should be a third but really I’m not a Junior at all because they both have two middle names and I only have one!
WHO IS YOUR HERO?
My Wife! She is my teammate who raises 4 children, a dog, keeps the house in order, helps run our businesses and keeps me in line. She is definitely my hero.
WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
“Frozen” to my daughters. On a professional level, I read “10X” by Grant Cardone.
WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?
A children’s movie: “Toy Story 3”.
WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?
My daughters put on quite a show today singing “Let it go”. But seriously, I cannot remember the last concert I attended.