I was initially worried entering college that I wouldn’t get along with the roommate that was chosen for me by the school.
Although the residence administration department said they would go above and beyond to pair students based on their interests and dispositions, I knew that this process cannot possibly be perfect.
My siblings struggled in dorm rooms before I ever went to college because they didn’t like their roommates at first. Sometimes you want to party and you have a straight-edge roommate who not only judges everything you do, but also goes out of their way to bar you from ever having friends over in the room you’re sharing with that person. Or, the roles could be swapped, and you’re the roommate that just wants to sleep while the person on the other side of the room is passing a joint with a circle of friends. Both my roommate and I were on the same wavelength with school, partying, friends, and hanging out late at night watching horror movies and eating high calorie food. Now my old college roommate is a real estate investor and owns a building that has commercial office space for rent. There are a number of insurance companies and call centers that rent spaces from my old roommate in the building he owns. With newfound success, he’s looking to expand into industrial and shop spaces and artisan lofts. He’s waiting to see how successful his current building is during the next year before he jumps to buy another one. However, the trends are looking good for the location real estate industry. There is a need for office space and industrial space rentals.