Today, we are thrilled to celebrate a remarkable milestone in the career of one such exceptional professional: Graham (the man) Thompson, the Regional Commercial Property Manager here at UGOC. With an impressive tenure of 25 years, Graham's unwavering passion and expertise have made him an invaluable asset to the company and a beacon of excellence in the field of commercial property management.
Beyond his impressive technical skills, Graham possesses an innate ability to foster strong and meaningful relationships, with both birds and people alike! He understands that effective property management extends beyond the physical upkeep of buildings; it entails building rapport and trust with tenants, understanding their needs, and proactively addressing concerns. Graham's genuine care for those he serves shines through in his interactions, making him a true go-to resource for his tenants and co-workers.
As we celebrate Graham Thompson's remarkable 25-year work anniversary, we honor his exceptional contributions and unwavering commitment to excellence. Graham's 25-year milestone is a testament to his unwavering dedication, professionalism, and the positive impact he has had on the organization and those around him. Let’s take a look back at his last 25 years!
And to quote Mike DiGiacomo: “When in doubt, call Graham, he knows a guy.”
What do you remember about your first day with the United Group?
Michael Uccellini and I immediately visited two big projects in Albany, NY that I would be overseeing. Michael told me “we need to get going on these,” and I hit the ground running, no training necessary.
Are you in the same role? What has changed about your role?
Yes, I’m in the same role. We’ve sold several commercial properties over the years, so I’m focusing on fewer properties.
Tell us what an average day at the office looks like
I generally unlock the doors at 7:00am, sometimes even earlier. We have a bird feeder right outside my office window, so I always take a minute to feed the birds. Then I respond to emails and handle the most recent issues. I like to keep a low profile.
Tell us one of your favorite early memories from your office!
They’ve all been pleasant memories, all twenty-five years’ worth.
What do you love most about the United Group?
I enjoy the work, I enjoy the people, and I’ve made a lot of great friends along the way. I always love a good challenge; you never know what to expect in this line of work.
What has changed (if anything) during your UGOC tenure?
The company has greatly expanded from the days since I started, it’s vibrant and very busy! A great place to work and continue to devote my days.
What advice do you want to give yourself now, after working for the United Group for the past 25 years?
Twenty-five years will move quickly; take a minute to appreciate your time and enjoy the memories. Be thankful for the good people you are surrounded by.