Erion Qoku’s journey into real estate has taken him all around the world. While studying at Stony Brook University, he played Division 1 soccer, then was quickly scouted for the Albanian National Soccer team. Soon, he found himself traveling the world as a professional footballer. During his travels, he fell in love with architecture and developed a passion for real estate. After settling in New York City and enjoying a successful 15-year career at Universal Realty Group, Erion took his experience and skills to found not one, but two companies: Aurora General Construction in 2018 and Dream Real Estate Services in 2020. Based in New York City, and serving all five boroughs, Aurora is a full-service, licensed general contractor, while Dream is a full-service licensed real estate broker. Both companies have been continuously growing and surpassing their monthly goals.
Even before founding his own brokerage, Erion had started Aurora as a direct result of his clients asking him to recommend contractors for renovations. With the experience he gained from watching his father run a construction company for 20 years, Erion put together an experienced team of contractors to provide the highest quality of construction services instead of referring them to third-party companies. Meanwhile, Dream Real Estate, though still a startup firm, benefits from Erion’s experience, drive, and specialization in investment, commercial and residential sales, property management, and rentals.
“I’m starting from scratch, so I get to direct the dynamic and direction of both companies. I have a certain way I like to run things—not like a boss, but as a leader,” Erion says. “I have a lot of visions and ideas that I can implement with my team. Bigger companies started small, like my firm, but in my opinion, we’re special, because I’m building them brick by brick.” It also means that he can provide clients with personalized attention, taking the time to sit down with them, really get a feel for what they want, and then delivering exactly that. “My work ethic is unstoppable. My number one goal is to achieve results that keep my customers satisfied.”
As the president of two growing companies, Erion’s responsibilities run the gamut, including: obtaining new clients and projects, managing agents and subcontractors, overseeing marketing and quality control, and most importantly closing deals and keeping his clients happy. With ever an eye on the future, Erion has plans to utilize the two companies and become a developer, acquire properties, and build a portfolio nationwide. “When I hung up my boots from soccer and entered real estate, I said to myself, each year I need to do better than the last, and always keep doing better. So far, I’ve kept that word to myself.”
Dream Real Estate Services
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