Ding, ding, ding that sounds like the recession is finally coming to an end! Is that the sound of bulldozers, and machines working to make more buildings in the GTA region? Isn’t the GTA region already crowded, do we even need those multi-million dollar buildings being built? Well, it looks like we are still in need for developers within the Real Estate field. Generation Next sat down and spoke with talented Mr. Vishal Mansukhani . Born in Mumbai, Vishal and his family migrated to Canada in September 2004. Back in Mumbai, Vishals father was primarily a real estate holder and still is but he is also working in Canada now.
These days if you do not have money then you do not have respect. Vishal tells Generation Next, “When I first came to Canada, there was some type of discrimination in youth but I did not really pay attention to it or acknowledge it as much, I was focused on making money and doing other things”. To some people discrimination is a huge thing while to others it is not. Some people are able to adapt to their surroundings very easily while for others it takes some time. For Vishal it was not that hard, “I can go anywhere and I am fine, I learn to adapt and settle fast without having any problems”.
Even though Vishal has big dreams for the upcoming future life of his, he still realizes how big of a role education plays in his life. He is currently completing his degree at York University in management. Side by side he is also doing his real estate certificate so he can get a head start once he has graduated. “At the moment I am currently working as a project manager and estimator for a site developmental company, I am hoping to build a career this way in real estate development”. Every youth should consider all the different opportunities that come across them since you do not know how it can or cannot benefit you.
Like Vishal, this was not the first time he considered taking a job that related to real estate work. “At the moment I deal with real estate developers as a contractor, I get drawings from them and we price them. Even though I am on the opposite side of the profession that I want to be in, this is still beneficial to me since it is giving me the exposure and experience to where I want to lead in the future”.
It seems like all youth these days are experiencing a hard time with having to pay their bills, tuition, rent, food, transportation, and etc. Most youth are trying to juggle school and work at the same time. Vishal gives some hints and tips for the youth to consider if they are in the same boat as him. “Currently I am taking a lot of online courses and if I am required to go to class, my classes are usually in the evening, I am still taking full time course load but most are online. I find it much easier to do online courses since you are doing everything on your own time and it is easier to go back and learn if something is missed or not understood as well”.
Dedication, hard work, and commitment all three of these qualities are within everyone and if they are hidden it is time to bring them out! All youth should consider different opportunities that come towards them since you do not know how it can help you. It is either you make the choice now to succeed in the future or you stay behind while the rest of your peers walk ahead of you.
Author: Kiran Takrani