Real estate executive John Crossman spoke to more than 50 fall semester graduates from Palm Beach Atlantic University-Orlando on Friday during a banquet at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive.
Crossman is president of Crossman & Co., a real estate firm focusing on retail real estate sales and leasing throughout the Southeast U.S. The company currently stewards 22 million square feet of leased space, and Crossman has personally presided over more than $1 billion in transactions in his 20-year career.
Crossman is a member of
Palm Beach Atlantic University-Orlando's Campus Advisory Board. School officials said he is passionate about diversity and does what he can to provide opportunities to real estate majors and students studying at schools that don't have real estate programs.
Palm Beach Atlantic University offers pre-licensing courses for students interested in pursuing careers as real estate sales associates and brokers.