Man with a plan
Eric Birchler launched his career at a family-owned company, but that doesn’t mean he’s satisfied with the status quo.
Last year, he brought the company into the cyber age, overseeing the introduction of two online databases. One, for landlords and tenants, reduces the paperwork involved in signing leases. The other allows prospective renters to search independently for apartments.
Birchler joined the company in 1993 and took over as full-time manager of the 15-person office in 1999. The company volume in 1999 was $6.3million.
Birchler is also lieutenant of the Lavallette Volunteer Fire Department and treasurer of the Ocean County Board of REALTORS®. His future goals are to become board president and start a family.
Where he’ll find time is anyone’s guess. “I work 60–100 hours a week,” he says. “I love real estate. I like putting together the really challenging deals.”