Nick planted the seed for what would later become Blue Sky Homes with the acquisition of his first investment property in 2009; a time when the masses were running from the sector and housing was considered a ‘terrible’ investment. Since then, his team has expanded, enabling Blue Sky to buy & sell more than 300 properties, involving over $150M in real estate transactions.
Prior to founding Blue Sky and acquiring his real estate license, Nick worked as a financial advisor. He specialized in equity management by helping his clients understand and execute creative investment opportunities utilizing real estate to achieve their financial goals. In addition, he held his Series 7 and 66 licenses to assist with more traditional investing strategies in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
Originally from Marin County in Northern California, Nick came to Arizona in pursuit of a chance to play Major League Baseball with an invitation by the San Diego Padres to attend spring training. While a shoulder injury brought that dream to a halt, the time spent rehabbing in Arizona gave him his first glimpse of the vibrant real-estate market in the Phoenix area. Before that, Nick attended Wake Forest University on a baseball scholarship, graduating with a degree in communications. As a switch-hitting second baseman he helped lead the Demon Deacons to the ACC Championship in 2001. The following year, while garnering All-ACC honors, Nick contributed to Wake’s best season in school history, including a #2 national ranking.
Nick credits Blue Sky’s success with his ability to recognize his own weaknesses and recruit the best designer and business partner in the land to head Field Operations…his wife, Adralyn (see below). The Blue Sky team has expanded further with the birth of their daughter Gabriella in July 2013.
When not chasing deals, Nick enjoys being active, spending time with his wonderful family, and traveling to distant lands.