Crexi Connection: Meet our October 2022 Employee Spotlight

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People are at the heart of what we do at Crexi. We work hard and play hard, and collaboration is a key factor in achieving our mission of empowering millions of CRE professionals with a robust marketplace, easy-to-use workflow management tools, and customizable data analytics to accelerate their success.

Each month, we highlight different Crexi team members to celebrate their work and the impact they make, both internally and for our customers. Check out our featured Crexi Connections for October!

Meet Zachary Zola

Account Executive (1 year and 8 months at Crexi)

What drew you to Crexi? 

Seeing how Crexi is disrupting the CRE industry got me really excited and of course the culture is unbeatable. From my first day in the office, everyone was so welcoming and the energy was palpable.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 

Getting to work every day with the Crexi team makes this feel like it isn’t a job. On top of that, knowing the product we are selling is not only enabling brokers to be better at their jobs, but also saving them money too!

Why were you interested in working with sales, particularly on the accounts team? 

I’ve worked in sales since graduating. Talking with people and building relationships is something I love, so being in a role that allowed me to do that daily was always something I wanted. Being a part of the rise of Crexi especially excites me.

What feedback do you hear from clients? 

Clients absolutely love our product! Hearing clients talk about all the money I’ve made them really fires me up.

What excites you about the future of your department and how it will evolve? 

Back when I started we were a much smaller sales organization, so going from being one of the newbies to a more veteran member of the team, it’s incredible to see the feats we accomplish now. Every month, we’re breaking records and the better the product gets, the more of a dominant force we become.

Can you tell us a little bit about your mindfulness sessions and their origins?

Outside of work I’ve always tried to practice mindfulness and have participated in many guided meditations. At the start of the pandemic, I led my team at my previous company in a guided meditation just because everyone was so stressed. Word got out and in a short time it became a company-wide offering with sessions twice a week. After seeing how these sessions benefitted my previous company, I wanted to continue them at Crexi. It has created a great community within Crexi and the meditations are definitely something I look forward to every other week!

Describe Crexi in three words! 

Changing CRE Forever!!!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

I am an avid concert goer. I love skiing in the winter and hitting the beach all year round. Exploring LA, especially all the amazing restaurants, is also so fun.

Meet Austin Shults

Supply Growth Associate, (10 months at Crexi)

What drew you to Crexi?

What first drew me to Crexi was the people. They are all very professional, down-to-earth individuals who embrace one other and want everyone to succeed.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?  

Hearing from brokers after onboarding about how we helped them close their deals faster and receiving feedback that we’re making a positive difference in the CRE space.

Why were you interested in working with sales, particularly with supply growth?  

I wanted to do something that was challenging in an exciting industry that I was unfamiliar with. I previously worked in finance/accounting and needed a change of pace that better aligned with my skill sets of being personable and relatable to those in need. When I learned about the supply growth team, I knew it was a perfect fit for me.

What feedback do you hear from clients?  

That we are truly helping them bring more exposure to their properties and making their jobs easier by saving them time and money on marketing.

What excites you about the future of your department and how it will evolve?  

I’m excited to be on a team that inspires one another and serves as a cornerstone of our platform. I’m looking forward to the growth in our team and inroads we are making for the other teams within our company. The possibilities are endless!

Describe Crexi in three words!  

Authentic, collaborative, rewarding

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  

I love going to concerts and traveling to various places throughout the U.S. to hike and explore; my goal is to go to every national park.


Want to join the Crexi team? Check out our Careers page for open positions.

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