Meet the Team: Max Nussenbaum, CEO

Each week, we’ve be introducing you to a member of the Castle team. This week, we conclude with CEO Max Nussenbaum.

What’s your favorite part about working at Castle?

The constant challenges. With the possible exception of all of seventh grade, I’ve never felt more scared, confused, or unsure of myself than I have over the past few months. At the same time, I’ve never been learning as much as fast as I have been lately. If you don’t sometimes worry you’re going to pee yourself a little bit, you’re probably not pushing yourself hard enough.

What’s been the most interesting part of being a landlord so far?

The complex emotions that landlording engenders. You and your tenants both develop an attachment to the house, and this creates an unusual situation where two groups of people view the same house as “theirs.” They say the #1 rule of real estate is not to get emotionally attached, but that’s not always easy to stick to.

What’s a fact about yourself that people might be surprised by?

Although I’m a huge tech guy (I can see three different computers in my room as I write this), I refuse to make the transition to ebooks. I buy pretty much every book I read, and have amassed a massive (800+) collection of physical books. Ebooks might be more convenient, but when a girl comes over and checks out your bookshelves, is she really going to be impressed by your Kindle?

Before Castle, what was your proudest accomplishment?

In college, I co-wrote, produced, and directed a full-length original musical. In many ways it’s visibly a first, collegiate effort, but there where a few moments where Nat, my co-writer, and I really hit on something great.

If you could have any celebrity be your landlord, who would it be?

Taylor Swift. After I moved out, she’d write a song about how I was a bad tenant.

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