Rosslyn's real estate expert
Meet CRE Program Manager Justin Tochtermann
Justin Tochtermann joined the Rosslyn BID in February 2020. A native of Florida, Justin now lives in Rosslyn with his wife and daughter. He graduated from UCF with a degree in Economics.
Rosslynva.org: What does your perfect day look like?
Justin Tochtermann: My perfect day starts with my two-year-old daughter sleeping through the night. She wakes up at 7 a.m. and we read for an hour before having breakfast. She does not refuse to put on a clean diaper. After this amazing start, I connect a tenant with one of our property representatives and they find their dream location. Then I win the lottery and use this to fund a multifamily project where the bedroom mix is predominantly two and three bedrooms and the product is programmed for young families. That would be fun!
Rosslynva.org: What do you like best about your job?
Justin Tochtermann: I like how ripe the industry is right now for academic level research and someone with a grounding in financial services to provide real value to a community, a client or a project. But I also like how much I get to learn from this opportunity and to work directly for my neighborhood.
Rosslynva.org: What’s your guilty pleasure?
Justin Tochtermann: I love terrible action-adventure/fantasy movies. “The Witcher” on Netflix is incredibly mediocre, but I love it. Did you know that Gerald Butler, of “The Ugly Truth” fame, starred in a terrible fantasy movie called “Gods of Egypt” in 2016? You might have also heard of his costar, Chadwick Boseman, who was the lead in “Black Panther.” I would love to know the percentage of those between the ages of 20 and 39 who know this.
Rosslynva.org: Who is your role model? Why?
Justin Tochtermann: Dan Marino. Just kidding. But I will use this question to plug him as the greatest quarterback of all time. When pundits talk about Dan Marino, they tend to refer to him as the “greatest pure passer the league has even seen." What is a quarterback’s primary job? To pass the ball. In other words, they are tacitly admitting he is the best, but are conflating team success (Dan never won a Super Bowl) with a quarterback’s overall contribution.
Rosslynva.org: What are you good at?
Justin Tochtermann: My daughter’s eyes light up as I cycle through a litany of voices for the different characters and rhymes throughout children’s books. My wife’s laughter is the best reward for a well-timed joke, and I can still bring out that joy at the drop of a hat.
Rosslynva.org: What’s your fondest memory from childhood?
Justin Tochtermann: My dad would organize the Tochtermann family circus and we would all run and jump onto his feet and “fly” through the air. He would be laying down with his legs up as if he were doing leg raises. I also distinctly recall Pete Stoyanovich missing the game winning field goal vs. the San Diego Chargers in 1995. Not a happy memory, but I have never been more emotionally involved in a sporting event before or since.
Rosslynva.org: What else should we know about you?
Justin Tochtermann: I also enjoy talking about Excel, charts in general, demographic trends, spatial economic analysis and the pros and cons of different data providers.
In the top photo, Justin is pictured with his wife, Jennie. In the bottom photo, Justin is pictured with his daughter, Grace.