Intern Spotlight: Leia Ohayon
Our last intern of the summer was Leia Ohayon, a Senior in Business Administration at Oregon State University, who spent her time with NAI Puget Sound Properties (NAI PSP) working under the guidance of her father, Partner Tamir Ohayon. During her internship, Leia worked on database management, gathering intel on specific users for specific listings, as well as researching companies and contacts in the life science industry. Additionally, she gathered names of owners along Highway 99 / Aurora Avenue in North Seattle, and cold-called about 100 contacts of the individuals afterward.
As Leia begins her Senior year at Oregon State, we wish her all the best in her future endeavors. It was a delight to have her at our company, and we hope she is able to take what she’s learned wherever her career path leads her. Before her journey back to Oregon State, we asked her a few questions about her time at NAI PSP.
How did you first learn about NAI?
I heard about NAI Puget Sound Properties through my father, Tamir Ohayon, a longstanding partner with the company since 2007. I have always been interested in his work and wanted to explore a potential career in Commercial Real Estate.
How have you applied your major through your internship?
During my internship, I applied the knowledge I have gained from my Business Administration major by using marketing to develop approaches for property promotion and client engagement, as well as using financial concepts to analyze potential deals and investment opportunities. I also used the concepts I learned about during my organizational behavior studies to understand the effectiveness of communication and teamwork within the company.
What is the most valuable thing you have learned at NAI PSP?
The most valuable thing I learned at NAI PSP is the inner workings of a Commercial Real Estate firm, and more specifically, the actual brokerage business. I also learned the art of cold calling, and how to collect, organize, and use databases.
Describe working at NAI PSP in 3 words.
Enjoyable, Rewarding, and Enlightening
What is your favorite building in the Puget Sound Region?
The Smith Tower
What’s your hidden talent?
My hidden talent is making really good chocolate chip cookies from scratch.
Tell us about the weirdest job you’ve ever had.
The weirdest job I have ever had was working at Taco Time when I was 15.