40 Under Forty Awards


Kurt, David (30)

Kurt, David (30)

David is a real estate sales representative with Coldwell Banker Charles Marsh Real Estate. He has an H. B.Com from Laurentian University. He is the president of the Sudbury Real Estate Board and a member of the provincial board. He volunteers with Camp Quality and Inner City Homes.

Q: What makes you happy about living in Sudbury?
A: No matter how stressful my day, when I come home at the end of the day and I can take a paddle on the lake, I can’t help but feel happy.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: I’m proud of being a father and husband. We have one child now with another on the way, and it’s a new chapter of my life. I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish as the youngest president in the history of the Sudbury Real Estate Board and now the youngest director for the Ontario Real Estate Association.

Q: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
A: Failure isn’t a negative, it’s a positive. When I find my self failing at a task or a project, I try to focus on what I could have changed to do better and do my best to learn from my short comings to make myself better the next time around.

Q: What is your personal motto?
A: I don’t have one but if I did it would be along the lines of: Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your competition, be better than yourself.

Q: What advice would you give the other young leaders?
A: Get involved in the community, it’s the perfect way to meet like-minded individuals who are forward thinking and ambitious about change.