rennie team tuesday - Daniel Lu

Meet Daniel, a new member of our growing advisor team. Learn 13 fun things about Daniel including what led to a career in real estate, a charity he feels passionate about, and how he handles stress. 

What inspired you to join rennie?
I was inspired to join rennie because of the people. Even prior to joining, whenever I visited the office or events like the annual summer BBQ, everyone was super friendly and supportive. I liked that people would take the time to say hello and introduce themselves if they saw that you were a new face. 

What led to a career in real estate?
The real estate genes got passed down from my dad (my industry idol). I took an interest in real estate and became more invested after working on different projects, meeting new people, and learning what the process was like.

What's one thing most people don't know about you?
I enjoy doing hot yoga.

A song you can sing word for word?
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry. 

What brings you the most joy?
The pump in the gym after a good workout. 

A personal mantra you live by?
Behind every fear is a person you want to be. 

How do you deal with stress?
The hardest part is always getting started. Whenever I feel stressed or overwhelmed, I pick one small task to work on and build from there. Lately, I've been into late-night walks to clear my head and enjoy the city views. 

Best outdoor space in the city?
Rocky Point in Port Moody is by the water with tons of food trucks, ice cream, kayaking, hiking, and not just one but five breweries across the street. 

A movie you highly recommend?
The Avengers Endgame is the perfect balance of action, humour, heartbreak, and Fat Thor. 

A stand out travel memory?
Two years ago, I went to Maui with my family. I absolutely loved the weather, the beaches, and the tropical vibes. We had lots of fun doing water sports and enjoyed plenty of fresh poke and musubi.

A charity you feel passionate about?
BC Children's Hospital Foundation. It's essential to ensure that children have access to the right medical and health care. I didn't have the best health growing up so I know how big an impact having the right resources for healthcare is and how much it can affect one's quality of life, especially while growing up. 

A home project you'd like to tackle?
Turning my bedroom into a prison gym to stay fit during the pandemic. My current set-up is a pull-up bar, a pair of dumbbells, resistance bands, and a yoga mat.

A favourite meal to cook at home?
After emptying Costco's supply of ribeye steaks, I have mastered the art of the perfect medium-rare steak using the reverse sear method. It involves first cooking the meat on a very low heat before searing the outside on a super hot pan. 

Thank you, Daniel. Welcome to #teamrennie! 

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