• Category: BizTimes Milwaukee
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 7
  • Undergraduate degree/university: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – BBA, finance and marketing

Alex Anderson began his career in real estate after leaving a corporate role at the end of 2014. His first year was a challenge: he suffered a 60% reduction in income and saw his lights go out two times.

With little to spend on food, he relied on open Tuesday broker tours where he pocketed extra sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Now, Anderson volunteers at the Matthew 25 Food Pantry.

After nearly eight years of selling real estate as a solo agent, Anderson recently created The Collaboration, a team within Powers Realty Group.

Having participated in the Forward48 leadership development program and as a committee member of Radio Milwaukee’s Community Engagement Resource Group, Anderson works to support Milwaukee and surrounding communities.

“He is an incredibly talented and driven individual who has taken a huge step towards creating a successful career in real estate,” said Ian Abston, Hoan Group Director and Co-Founder of Forward48. “His journey has inspired me and his fellow Forward48 alumni.”