He may have $4 billion in property listings in seven different countries, but that doesn’t stop Bob Hurwitz from occasionally shedding his business veneer to pursue a more primitive way of life. As he recently told Unique Homes reporter Ken Weingartner, the founder and president of Hurwitz James Company, Bob Hurwitz takes every opportunity he can to enjoy his favorite pastime, freedive spearfishing. Fortunately, he is able to find multiple opportunities as many of his multimillion dollar estate listings take him to the exotic waters of Costa Rica, Bora Bora, Fiji and Thailand.
Leaving scuba tanks behind as a teenager, Bob freedives 80 feet into the ocean in a single breath to see what he can catch for dinner with his slightly modern version of a bow and arrow. This may not sound like a way to unwind for most, but as Bob told Weingartner in an interview,
“It’s leaving everything materialistic behind and immersing yourself into something primeval . . . I am always ‘on,’ always selling, always enthusiastic and up. That’s my nature, but in order to give it my all, I need to recharge. I need some space and solitude. Freediving gives me that. It washes my mind clear of all the problems and issues that make up my real life in the modern world.”
After an afternoon of hunting for a meal in the deep waters, Bob Hurwitz is able to diligently return with a sharp mind to his current preoccupation of meeting and deliberating with qualified buyers on the world famous La Jolla Razor Residence.