NEWaukeean of the Week

Jonathan Newby

"I feel like Milwaukee is a city on the cusp of something great, that just needs a push."

By - Aug 10th, 2015 10:20 am
Jonathan Newby. Photo courtesy of NEWaukee.

Jonathan Newby. Photo courtesy of NEWaukee.

What is your job and its responsibilities?

I’m a real estate agent for Keller Williams. I develop the perfect advertising and marketing strategies to help owners sell their homes while doing the necessary due diligence and market research to aide buyers in the search for their dream house. Primarily my territory is the city’s North Shore, but I gladly represent buyers and sellers everywhere.

What strikes you as the most unique thing about Milwaukee?

I’ve never seen a city come alive like Milwaukee does in the summer. Down in Georgia (where I’m from) you basically get two seasons, hot and comfortable. Even though the winters are long here I love that you get to experience the good and bad of all four seasons. Because of that, Milwaukeeans do a great job of not taking the summers for granted. I don’t care where you’re from or where you live, you can’t beat this city from May-September.

What is your favorite Milwaukee event?

It’s got to be Summerfest. I’m not a die hard that goes everyday, but Summerfest is something special. Dave Matthews, Bruno Mars, and Outkast shows in the same week? Sign Me up, every time.

What have you seen in other cities that you’d like to see in Milwaukee?

A progressive attitude about entertainment and sports. YES this is about the arena. I feel like Milwaukee is a city on the cusp of something great, that just needs a push. We should all be pushing for Milwaukee to make that leap to the next level. Just look at the changes in cities like Oklahoma City since the Thunder moved there in 2008.

What is the one thing you’d like to change about Milwaukee?

The current lack of development in the Park East Corridor.

What is your favorite Milwaukee beer?

Lakefront IPA

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