Career Spotlight: Casey English

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Name: Casey English
Company: Community Manager
Title: Legacy Cornelius/ GCI Residential
Local NC Affiliate: GCAA

Tell us about your career:

I stumbled into the industry by chance and never looked back. Like most, I got my foot in the door by knowing someone already in the business. My cousin, Audrey, was a community manager for years and knew that I was interested in a career change. She informed me that a mutual family friend of ours, Danielle, had an open leasing consultant position at her property and that I would be a great fit. When Audrey asked me, I was attending community college and working full-time at Chick-fil-A as a team leader. I had absolutely no clue what a leasing consultant was or what they did but decided to interview anyway. And I am SO glad that I did! Nearly five years later I have gone from leasing consultant to community manager, met and married my husband (he was a maintenance technician at my first property), and developed more friendships than I can count. I love what I do and cannot imagine where I would be in life had I not said yes to that interview years ago. 

What advice do you have for someone just starting in your field:

As a growing manager, I am constantly looking for ways to further my education so that I can become the best version of myself by serving others. For anyone just starting in the field, I encourage you to take advantage of all of the amazing classes and events offered through your local apartment association! The multi-family industry is constantly changing and adapting. Continuing your education and being involved is the best way to grow and stay up to date. 

Anything else you would like to share:

Stay positive and be kind!