Who We Are
Joe Quinn

Director of Real Estate Development

Nickname you prefer to be called:

 Job Title:
Director of Real Estate Development

What’s a typical day look like for you?
Working in the Sioux Falls market, I spend most of my day split between building strategic relationships as well as looking for new opportunities that fit into our target markets.

When did you get into the field of work that you do with Crestone?
In 2017. I previously worked for a different development company that had worked with Crestone off and on.

Where did you grow up?
I bounced around all of SD as a kid, but mostly in the Black Hills. I graduated from Spearfish High School in Spearfish, SD.

 Favorite thing about your neighborhood that you grew up in?
My parents’ house was on the edge of town. Across our backyard fence was National Forest Service land. We had all kinds of wildlife and views.

When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was 10, I was very clear that I wanted to be in an entrepreneurial endeavor. I knew from a young age that a “large corporate” type life wasn’t going to be my path. I’m not sure I knew it was real estate at the time, but construction has always been in my blood.

 What do you like to do when you are not working?
With three kids, a large portion of my free time is spent chasing all three of them in their very different endeavors.  When not chasing kids, I love to golf (but I’m not very good), and I love to travel.  My current state count is 48.  I have yet to visit Alaska and Maine.

 My three pet peeves?
My biggest pet peeve is hypocrisy. Do what you say. Say what you believe. My second pet peeve is whining. Whether its my kids, co-workers, or anyone else, I think we are the captains of our own destiny. Don’t like where things are at, change them. The third pet peeve is slow drivers.I can’t stand slow drivers….

 Name a few of your daily habits (other than showering or brushing your teeth).
I try to hit the gym at least 3-4 days a week.I also tend to check the new market offerings at least once a day, just to see what new opportunities have hit the market.I also have a list of high value personal contacts.I try to reach out to one or two of them each day to keep the relationship current and valuable.Lastly, I try to build relationships with other brokers from different firms.I reach out to different brokers to introduce myself and discuss the opportunities they have in front of them to see if we have any fit.Lastly, my wife is a professor at USD in the business school.She is a very intelligent person with a lot of exposure to different types of organizations and businesses.I tend to have a download with her of my day and opportunities uncovered to get her feedback on my ideas.She is a great sounding board for me.