Alumni Spotlight

2017

Josh Methot, BComm’09

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Josh Methot has always had high aspirations and has achieved his goals by following a path less travelled by most undergrads. As a student at Haskayne, he supported himself initially by working full-time as a server at fine dining restaurants. Although he had the opportunity to serve successful Calgarians and celebrities – including the likes of Brad Pitt – he set his sights higher. In his fourth year of his BComm studies, Josh became a certified Sommelier and began managing the wine cellar at Teatro Restaurant, in downtown Calgary.

Looking for more adventure post-graduation, he took a job as a fine wine importer, and began to travel to most of the world’s notable wine regions. This role led to 12 years in the wine industry, and allowed Josh to hone keen people skills through his focus on his clients’ needs and providing them with excellent customer service – skills that would serve him well in his next career transition.

In 2014, at a time when many were hesitant to touch the real estate market, Josh jumped in with both feet. Undeterred by the volatile market, he started to learn about the industry by meeting with real estate professionals whose careers he hoped to embody. These meetings brought him two job offers before he had even completed his real estate license. Today, Josh co-owns his business Leslie. Methot. Real Estate, which he and his partner launched in 2015. Despite being new to real estate, Leslie. Methot. Real Estate sold over 100 homes in 2016. Not surprisingly, Josh has even higher goals for 2017 and is aiming to personally help 80 families move into new homes.

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