An Interview with C. Frederick Wehba

C. Frederick WehbaC. Frederick Wehba is recognized in the real estate community as one of the most trusted advisors and leaders in the field. From his home base in Los Angeles, California, C. Frederick Wehba has made a considerable difference in the lives of his tenants, as well as his fellow community members. In this interview with A Gathering of Experts, C. Frederick Wehba describes his humble beginnings in Crowell, Texas, and how these experiences informed his later work.

A Gathering of Experts: Welcome, Frederick!

C. Frederick Wehba: Hello! It’s always a pleasure to speak with you.

A Gathering of Experts: Today we’d like to give our readers a little background about your career.

C. Frederick Wehba: Wonderful…I’m ready to answer your questions.

A Gathering of Experts: Could you describe where you grew up?

C. Frederick Wehba: Certainly. My hometown is Crowell, a rural prairie town in Texas that had once been inhabited by the Comanches.

A Gathering of Experts: What were your favorite activities as a youth?

C. Frederick Wehba: In my childhood, the best way to spend a summer way was riding the dusty streets on my trusty bicycle.

A Gathering of Experts: Where did your journeys take you?

C. Frederick Wehba: More often than not, I’d point my wheels towards my father’s grocery store in the heart of town.

A Gathering of Experts: Were you given the opportunity to work there?

C. Frederick Wehba: Oh, yes! As a teen, I spent countless hours ringing up customers and stocking shelves.

A Gathering of Experts: How else did you spend your time?

C. Frederick Wehba: In high school, I learned how to play trumpet and eventually became an Eagle Scout.

A Gathering of Experts: How have these experiences been so central to your development?

C. Frederick Wehba: In my career as a real estate investor, it’s been important to use shrewd business tactics while still treating people with great respect.

A Gathering of Experts: Besides real estate, what are your other interests?

C. Frederick Wehba: With the guiding hand of my wife Susan, I’ve had ample opportunity to help my local community in a number of ways.

A Gathering of Experts: What are some examples?

C. Frederick Wehba: The Cedars Sinai Medical Center is particularly close to my heart, as well as the Dove Foundation.

A Gathering of Experts: Are there certain causes that have captured your interest?

C. Frederick Wehba: Education is a major priority.

A Gathering of Experts: With which educational groups have you collaborated?

C. Frederick Wehba: Several, but my associations with Alliance College-Ready Schools and the Boy Scouts of America have been incredibly rewarding.

A Gathering of Experts: We hope your efforts inspire other people to get involved.

C. Frederick Wehba: There’s no greater feeling than making a difference and serving as a positive force in a difficult world.

A Gathering of Experts: We appreciate your time this morning.

C. Frederick Wehba: Enjoy the rest of your day!

Blessed with a loving family, C. Frederick Wehba has been encouraged to go forward into the world and motivate others to volunteer their time to charitable and philanthropic groups and organizations.

 

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