Kris DePree considered plying his trade in a larger city but the draw of Holland was just too great.
HOLLAND — Careers are formed in various ways, some through a childhood dream, others through career guidance counselors and some even as the development of a hobby.
Kris DePree started buying real estate in college and hasn't stopped since.
DePree, president of Focus Properties, began buying houses in the Holland area with his brother while he was going to Hope College. "My brother didn't live in the area so I would manage all of the properties and take care of them — that was how I got interested in real estate," said DePree.