Like Father, Like Son: Joey Goldman

Lorris Boulanger Jr.
Lauris Boulanger Inc.
The Rookie

HL As a college freshman, where did you think your career path would take you?
LB Even before my college freshman year, I had already developed a passion for real estate and construction, and I naturally continued in that direction.

HL What attracted you to real estate?
LB I was drawn by the level of excitement, foresight and dedication required to be successful.

HL What does your position entail?
LB Currently, I handle all management and operations for LBI (Lauris Boulanger Inc.), and am also involved in all of our development projects. It’s a demanding position that requires skills in management, coordinating, and scheduling to make things operate smoothly across multiple projects.

HL What is it like working with your father?
LB It’s been a great experience that has allowed me to contribute and grow within the business. Ninety percent of my knowledge is field- and experience-related.

HL What is your most memorable deal?
LB It happened when I was 25 years old. I negotiated my first $27-million contract and handled it from start to finish-and it was a success.

HL How has your father’s work ethic influenced your own?
LB My father’s ethic, “work hard and you’ll be rewarded,” is a philosophy that I adopted early on, and has proven itself in my career.

HL What could your father learn from you at this point in time?
LB That modern technology is helpful to all sides of the business.

HL What are you forecasting for Miami’s real-estate market over the next 24 months?
LB The market in Miami still has great potential for development. Miami is a city that’s still under developed for the amount of resources and businesses it can support. All nationalities and ethnic backgrounds come to Miami for work or pleasure.

HL Where do you see yourself and the company in 10 years?
LB I see myself putting together bigger projects, which involve greater vision and challenges.