Alex was born in New York City, and moved around the country as he grew up. He finally arrived in Tucson in 1994, never to move again. Alex attended the University of Arizona, and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Communications, and a minor in Creative Writing. He attended Real Estate school immediately after graduation, and began work at Centra Realty in January, 2001. In 2007, he partnered with his good friend Mike White and formed Habitation Realty. Alex is an avid property investor, and has owned eight properties in Tucson, and two buildings in Brooklyn, New York. He is fascinated with the historical aspect of older homes, and has restored several back to their period splendor. While he has experience with all areas of Tucson, Alex especially loves working with the funky old homes in the downtown and central areas of Tucson. He loves to share this intimate knowledge of older homes with his clients, and will often brainstorm with them on potential projects. Disgusted by the shoddy "fix and flip" plague of the last few years, he makes a point to use unconventional techniques and materials to transform neglected properties. Alex has worked with various investors to transform neighborhood blight into opportunity. He believes that the recovery of the housing market is largely dependent upon investors who are willing to renovate foreclosed homes and return them to habitability. Alex has extensive contacts in the renovation business, and is always happy to pass these resources on to his clients. In addition to Real Estate, Alex has been collecting antiques since he was seven years old. He has amassed a significant collection of tube radios, vintage televisions, furniture, and various oddities from the past. He also restores and collects vintage cars, with an emphasis on Buicks and Cadillacs from the 50′s through the 70′s. Alex married his longtime sweetheart, Michelle Haller, and together they are raising their son Dashiell, three cats, and one very strange dog rescued from the deserts of Mexico. When he is not selling real estate or working on his car collection, Alex enjoys bike riding, traveling, and camping with his family in their restored 1957 El Rey trailer.
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