WHILE MOST WERE JUST TRYING TO STAY AFLOAT at the peak of the Great Recession in 2008, Norman Jenkins was busy moving forward, leaving behind a senior vice president position with Marriott International to launch his own company, Capstone Development. After making it through a crash course in operating in a poor economy, Jenkins has learned how to prepare for the worst and appreciate the best. With seven years under his belt and 19 properties in his portfolio, Jenkins says he would not have done it any other way.