30 Under 30 Honorees of 2014

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Ron Mangas Jr.
Salesperson
TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
Sotheby's International Realty,
1206 30th Street NW
Washington, DC
United States
20007
US
Age: 
29
Individual volume: 
$10.2 million
Individual sides: 
18

Do What You Love

In a single day, five years ago, life changed for Ron Mangas Jr. Lying face down on the forest floor, blood pouring over his eyes so that he could see only his mangled right arm, he began saying his good-byes. Nearly every bone in his body was broken. But miraculously, Mangas survived that devastating small plane crash in the northern Virginia woods. While recovering, he figured out that life was about pursuing your passion. He had been successful in condo sales but wanted more. Now he’s immersed in his niche: modern architecture and design. In listing videos, he interviews architectural experts and points out the benefits of thoughtful design. “If it’s what you love, you do it,” he says.