Developing the Green Life

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Name:  Nathan Day
Age:  30
Title: President of Sterling Collection Development Group
Married/Single: Married
Kids: 2
Live: Gilbert

Meet Nathan Day, a 30-year-old entrepreneur, developer and venture capitalist with many passions that have led him to success at an early age. Most recently, Day has seen success in real estate development with Sterling Collection Development Group (SCDG) that has a portfolio of multiple real estate investments totaling more than $30 million. As president, Day leads the company in the day-to-day development of projects such as Sterling at Silverleaf, a 12-acre luxury development in Scottsdale. In March 2012, Day and Sterling received national recognition when the community was awarded gold-level certification by the National Association of Homebuilders green building program, making Sterling the greenest homes in Arizona.  Read how Nathan answered these 20 questions.

I was born…

Phoenix Arizona

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the mountains are 2 hours away.

I’m listening to…

“Firewater” by Whiskey Myers.

My family…

is a huge driving factor as to why we push energy efficiency in our development Sterling at Silverleaf. I want to leave the proper legacy for the next generation.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Mikael Ohlsson, IKEA, CEO

One thing I cannot live without…

a tooth brush.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a fighter pilot.

I’m inspired by…

challenging the way something has been done hundreds of times to find a better method for doing it in the future.

The one person who motivates me is…

both my little girls.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

the concept that we try to solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions.

The perfect day would be…

waking up in Hoedspruit, Africa on a Cape buffalo hunt.

My first job was…

a janitor cleaning office buildings.

My favorite escape…

hiking in the tall pines.

My life…

gets better every day thanks to my wife, kids and close friends.

I’m currently working on…

building the greenest homes in Arizona at Sterling at Silverleaf.

Always…

test the limits of what was accomplished before.

Never…

say it can’t be done.

Favorite Quote…

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.” 1967 Lady Bird Johnson

Biggest Dream…

to own a ranch.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

are trash and a disorderly job site.



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