Meet The Team: KC Petraitis

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Meet The Team: KC Petraitis

KC Petraitis
Real Estate Officer

Date of Hire
August 2014

B.A. Political Science/B.A. Urban Services Administration/M.A. Public Administration, Cleveland State University

Describe yourself in three words.
Creative. Fun. Hardworking. Dashing. Handsome. Intelligent. (Wait, only three words!?)

What motivates you in your work?
Being a part of the process where the Cuyahoga Land Bank can take a vacant and abandoned property and transform it for modern day use. Every house is a patient, and we do our very best to bring back to life. My colleagues in the Programs Department keep every day entertaining, and we all take great pride in our work. Time flies when you work here.

What is the best advice you ever received?
It is not really advice, but I live by this quote: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Teddy Roosevelt

What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?
I love to iron my dress shirts and find it therapeutic. Do not forget to starch!

What’s playing in your car right now?  
Freakonomics Podcast

What show is #1 on your DVR?
Cavs’ 2016 Game 7 Finals

What do you do for fun/hobbies?
I enjoy coaching soccer and riding my bicycle. Otherwise, I love hanging out with my wife, our family, and friends.

What drew you to work at the Cuyahoga Land Bank?
The fast pace of work and the need to consistently solve different problems is what attracted me. The versatility of the Cuyahoga Land Bank and the experience and tools available make it a truly unique work atmosphere.