Hot Seat: Joe Kelly

From his favorite book to the craziest thing he’s ever done, we get the scoop from Joe Kelly, partner at New View Advisors, in this month’s edition of The Hot Seat.

You can’t always be Mike McCully.

Ten years from now I can qualify for a reverse mortgage.

Something nobody knows about me is that a long time ago, back when Jerry Brown was governor of California, I met Ronald Reagan, who really did shake my hand, bob his head and say, “Well, …

My celebrity crush is Michael K. McCully, Wimbledon champion of the Alternative Hot Seat Universe.

If I were a professional athlete, I would be a pitcher for the Dodgers or defensive back for the Redskins so I could strike out Al Benedetti or sack John Mitchell in the Alternative Hot Seat Universe.

The craziest thing I’ve ever done was hike 100 miles through the New Mexico wilderness with Joe Jr 

If I could meet anyone, past or present, it would be Ben Franklin.

My favorite movie is Lawrence of Arabia.

I never miss an episode of Keeping Up With the Kellys, a reality show starring Veronica Kelly.

I can’t go without… Oh yes I can.

I’ll never forget 9/11; I was there.

My first job was a paper route.

My parents taught me that if you have seven kids, the first two should get paper routes.

My favorite time of the day is the moment after I have delivered my last newspaper, so to speak.

My iPod go-to is classical music like Beethoven, Dvořák and the Ramones.

I always tilt at windmills.

My favorite book is Don Quixote.

If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would choose Joe Jr., sailing off to his next adventure.

For success I have sacrificed for the sake of Joe Jr. and Veronica.

If I could time travel, I would go back and see H.G. Wells and say to him, “Sorry I’m late. I met Ronald Reagan and Ben Franklin!”

The future of reverse mortgages is dependent on the outcome of the never-ending struggle between necessity and emotion.

The most fascinating thing about the reverse mortgage industry is the unique value and remarkable success of the Ginnie Mae HMBS program.

I entered this industry because of a series of fortunate events in 1999, including my first industry conference, which was very revealing.

The ideal characteristics of leaders in the industry have the idealism of Don Quixote and the patience of Sancho Panza.

I would encourage a family member to consider a reverse mortgage because if you bought a house in Manhattan Beach in 1969, chances are you have lots of home equity.

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