Episode 185: Finding Your Life and Company Mission w/ Allen Morris

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During this season of the Great Resignation, our newsfeed is filled with stories of people searching for meaningful work. Perhaps the best source of insight can be found from someone who didn’t leave at a time of burnout but paused to find joy and purpose in where he was. Allen Morris, Author and Chairman/CEO of the Allen Morris Company, shares how examining the truths of his life prevented the unhealthy idolization of achievement.

Bio: Since taking the helm of the Allen Morris Company in 1980 at the age of 28, W. Allen Morris has propelled the real estate firm his father established in 1958. The company has over 85 successful developments to its credit focusing selectively on best-in-class multi-family residential, office buildings, hotels, and mixed-used projects in unique locations with unparalleled amenities.

He is the president or manager of over 100 real estate-related companies or partnerships. His professional designations include CCIM, SIOR, CPM, CRE, FRICS.

Allen’s career spans more than 45 years in real estate development, brokerage & property management. He has received numerous professional distinctions including the 2016 Miami-Dade County Chairman of the Year Apogee Award from South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine; 2017 Power Leader in Real Estate by the South Florida Business Journal; and 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Allen has been an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) since 1982 and the former Chairman of the Florida YPO Chapter. He also serves as a Board Member of The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the United Way.

Allen is a graduate of The McCallie School, Georgia Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School, and is pursuing post-graduate studies at Oxford University.

He writes a monthly Blog: Allen Morris on Real Estate, and is the author of All In: How to Risk Everything for Everything that Matters, released in May 2022 by Simon & Shuster.

On the personal side, Allen is a Commercial-Rated Jet Pilot, 4th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Master and scuba diver. He is married to June Morris with 4 adult children, 2 step-daughters and 3 grandchildren.

Allen’s Something Extra: Passion and vision

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– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Daniel Williams, Recording Engineer