We had the good fortune of connecting with Marina Boubion and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marina, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
That was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made and at the same time has been the most rewarding. I always dreamt of having my own business, being successful and in control of my future. I always knew I could do better and that what I was presently doing, However, I was afraid of failing. Then one day I decided that it was time to make the jump from a comfortable 8-5 job to being an entrepreneur.. I came to the conclusion that if I did not made the decision, I would never be able to forgive myself for not perusing my dreams, And at the end of the day life is short and one must take advantage of whatever is given to succeed. And dying without perusing my dreams was not an option anymore.

What should our readers know about your business?
My companies consist of owning and leasing residential and commercial properties. There is a shopping center, a government-leased building, several residential properties, Re-Maxx headquarters bldg and they are located throughout 5 states. The companies specialize in rental/leasing of residential and commercial properties. What I am most proud of is that I treat everybody with respect regardless of their status. I treat everybody the way I expect to be treated. I have given many opportunities to people that were not financially stable and allowed them to succeed as individuals. I am most proud that most my businesses have been successful. The companies I manage and own are small enough to give personalized service rather then being large corporations were customers can become just a number.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would go bike riding along the beach and in other picturesque areas of the county, i.e. mountains and valleys. I have been bike riding most of my life, If find the sport extremely relaxing and somehow I feel free every time I ride. and makes me forget of the real world out there. We would go to Torrey Pines for hike and enjoy the amazing beauty it offers. I absolutely love San Diego and consider myself extremely lucky to be living here. Go for a nice lunch in La Jolla, Coronado or Del Mar. And enjoy a beautiful afternoon overlooking the ocean. Visit parks like the Wild Animal Park and the San Diego Zoo.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have to thank my husband Jorge Boubion for support thought out all the years of hard work to succeed. He always has stood next to me giving support and encouragement.

Website: www.paristhecat.com
Linkedin: Marina Boubion

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