Adaptability is one trait that Adam Gurske’s 10 years in the business have helped him hone. It has been especially valuable amid the pandemic. “We had to figure out new ways to connect with our networks and clients and generate business,” he says. He started a newsletter in 2020 discussing important topics that were applicable to his market. Gurske’s mother has been a local association executive for 30 years. Naturally, Gurske, 29, is active in his local association, helping with new-member orientations and openly sharing his industry knowledge. He’s also a longtime board member of a local nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to helping homeless families. Gurske and his brokerage donate time and a portion of their commissions to help the group purchase affordable housing units and provide ongoing management services.