Sheila Potts, CCIM, is the Director of the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research & Education in Real Estate and an instructor in the Department of Finance and the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at UCF. She is also the owner of real estate brokerage Tannath Realty, LLC, and civil engineering firm Tannath Design, Inc.. She has a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and a Professional Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) from UCF. The two-time Knight is pursuing her Ph.D. in Business Administration at FAU. “The most rewarding thing about real estate is being able to help people realize dreams and being able to see that in the physical manifestation of the project you were a part of as you drive down the road,” Potts says. As an instructor in the real estate program, Potts loves helping to train tomorrow’s leaders and sharing her real-world experience and advice. “While you are a student get internships in as many segments of real estate as you can,” Potts says. “Find what makes you passionate about what you do.”