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Going...Going...Growing! Retail in New York City expanding
Retail in New York City is expanding. The Federal Reserve's most recent Beige Book Report confirmed the economy is moving at a steady, but moderate ...

Cheng of Avant describes values of using social media
Name: Amy Cheng Title: Chief Underwriter Company/Firm: Avant Capital Partners Years with company/firm: 6 Years in field: 11 Years in real estate industry: 11 Telephone: 212-231-9778 Email: amy@avant-capital.com URL: www.avant-capital.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: Real ...

Triglia of CPEX Real Estate; Treating work as a lifestyle
Name : Kristina Triglia Title : Associate Company/firm : CPEX Real Estate Years with Company/firm : 5 Years in field : 1 Years in real estate industry : 5 Address : ...

Ricciardi of Armao, Costa, & Ricciardi; Relationships, relationships
Name: Lisa M. Ricciardi, CPA, CCA Title: Partner Company/Firm: Armao, Costa, & Ricciardi, CPAs, P.C. Years with company/firm: 18 Years in field: 26 Years in real estate industry: n/a Telephone: 516.320.7202 Email: ...

Garvin of CDC LI; Achieving results is the measure of success
Name: Marianne Garvin Title: President & CEO Company/Firm: Community Development Corporation of Long Island Years with company/firm: 20 Years in field: 34 Years in real estate industry: 34 Telephone: 631-471-1215 Email: mgarvin@cdcli.org URL: ...

Klein of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek; Make sure your work is always stellar with no mistakes
Name: Chava Eva Klein Title: Partner Company/Firm: Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. Years with company/firm: 1 ½ years Years in field: 18 Years in real estate industry: 18 Telephone: (516) 663-6514 Email: eklein@rmfpc.com URL: ...

Lovatt of Massey Knakal discusses "game changer"
Name : Jill Lovatt Title : First Vice President of Retail Leasing Company/firm : Massey Knakal Realty Services Years with Company/firm : 2 Years in field : 2 Years in ...

Deegan Dickson of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, & Terrana discusses "glass ceiling"
What is your biggest leadership challenge, other than the "glass ceiling"? My biggest leadership challenge as one of the few woman partners in the largest zoning ...

Simoncic of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, & Terrana discusses social media
How do you or your firm use social media? I have found that using LinkedIn has become a new and successful way to connect with other ...

Tsoukalas of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, & Terrana discusses ways to increase referrals
What do you consider to be the most successful way to increase referrals? The most successful way to increase referrals is to talk about what you ...

Burns of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, & Terrana discusses most daring career move
What is the most daring thing you've done for your career? How did it turn out for you? When I was first hired as an ...

Message from Barbara Champoux, past president of the New York CREW Network
Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the commercial real estate industry's premier networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in the industry. It ...

Champoux of Crowell & Moring discusses most daring career move
Name: Barbara E. Champoux Title: Partner Company/Firm: Crowell & Moring LLP Years with company/firm: 4 Years in field: 20 Years in real estate industry: 20 Telephone: 212.895.4233 Email: bchampoux@crowell.com URL: www.crowell.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: ...

McKeown of CPC discusses social media
Name: Sadie McKeown Title: Chief Operating Officer Company/Firm: The Community Preservation Corporation Years with company/firm: 22 Years in field: 24 Years in real estate industry: 28 Telephone: (212) 869-5300 ext. 227 Email: ...

Michael of CCR discusses most daring career move
Name : Michele Michael Title : Director of Sales and Leasing Company/firm : Corporate Commercial Realty,LLC Years with Company/firm : 1 Years in field : 6 Years in real estate ...

Moskowitz of Winoker discusses balanced living
Name : Dana Moskowitz Title : Principal/Executive Vice President Company/firm : Winoker Realty Company, Inc, Years with Company/firm : Four months, 2.5 years 2003-2005 Years in field : ...

Nightingale of NPR discusses increasing referrals
Name: Alyssa Nightingale Title: President/CEO Company/Firm: Nightingale Public Relations Years with company/firm: 22 years Years in field: 25+ Years in real estate industry: Approximately 18 years Telephone: 631-367-8599 Email: alyssa@nightingalepr.com URL: www.nightingalepr.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation National Association of Realtors NY State Association of Realtors Long Island Board of Realtors How do you and/or your firm use social media? Social media is changing the way the world communicates. It provides an environment where we can create effective and supportive business relationships among key audiences, build brand equity and engage customers and the public in communications. We use social media to build awareness for our company as well as our clients and projects with a group of users that can, and probably already are, influencing the news. And finally, we use social media to monitor news and recent trends taking place within specific industries and leverage the social components to attract and build relationships with prospects, influencers and customers. What do you consider to be the most successful way to increase referrals? It is important to take time and effort to implement an effective referral program. The most successful way to increase referrals is to continue to service your clients and customers ensuring that they are "uniquely satisfied" with the service you provide or work you do. Develop multiple vehicles for contacts to refer others to you. Enable them to not only personally refer someone, but to forward your e-mail newsletter, provide information they can share with their contacts, provide testimonials, etc. And don't forget to utilize social media platforms to let your contacts know about your work and your successes. What is the BEST advice you have ever received? The best advice I have ever received has come from my parents. They changed how I look at the world and how I react. There is no such thing as failure - only learning experiences" "If you're not actively managing your positioning, who is?" "Whatever you do either helps or hinders. There's no such thing as a neutral action. There's no such thing as not being in the way. If you are on the playing field you are not neutral." And one piece of advice I always live by "If you do one thing, you've done something."...

O'Neal of TONA discusses tip for balanced living
Name: Heather O'Neal Title: Design Principal Company/Firm: TONA (Terrence O'Neal Architect LLC) Years with company/firm: 10 Years in field: 25 Years in real estate industry: N/A Telephone: 212 674 2890 Address: 17 Battery Place, Suite 634, New York, NY 10004 Email: honeal@terrenceoneal.com URL: http://www.terrenceoneal.com/ Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: New York Building Congress, American Institute of Architects, National Organization of Minority Architects How do you and/or your firm use social media? We use Linked In and Facebook individually to connect with other professionals and professional organizations. Which project, deal or transaction was the "game changer" in the advancement of your career? The game changer was the transition from private-sector retail and business clients to projects for publicly-funded agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Large publicly-funded clients provided a foundation on which to build a viable practice and a more stable workload. The first public project was a renovation for the New York State Office of General Services: The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Community Center in Harlem. This led to more public work for several housing authorities, Newark public schools, and many others. Today we have contracts with the NYC SCA, Covenant House, and several New York State-funded non-profit groups. What do you consider to be the most successful way to increase referrals? Do a great job on current projects. Be involved and visible in professional organizations What is your favorite tip for balanced living? Take one workday a week for all the activities that require small blocks of time and can be conducted wherever possible and whenever needed. Example; take care of personal finances, health, friendships, and other relationships, community and professional event/activities. How do you and/or your firm use social media? We use LinkedIn and Facebook individually to connect with other professionals and professional organizations. ...

Konfederak of Merritt; Work hard and you shall succeed
Name: Anita Konfederak Title: Vice President Company/Firm: Merritt Engineering Consultants, PC Years with company/firm: 24 Years in field: 27 Years in real estate industry: 27 Telephone: 917-414-9430 Email: akonfederak@merrittengineering.com URL: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/anita-konfederak/25/22b/1a5 Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: ...

Maddox of Giscombe Realty Group discusses "game changer"
Name: Yvonne Maddox Title: Residential Sales Associate Company: Giscombe Realty Group Years with the Company: One Years in Real Estate: 16 Address: 1825 Park Avenue New York, NY 10035 Tel: 212-410-4545 Email: ymaddox@grgllc.net Real ...

Maidman of Townhouse Management Co.; Enjoy your friends and family, that's what matters the most
Arlene Maidman Title: Director of Business Development Company Name: Townhouse Management Company Years With Company: 12 Years Years in Real Estate: 20 Years Address: 70 East 55th Street Heron Tower New York, ...

Manley of Commercial Tenant Real Estate Representation discusses 'glass ceiling'
Name : Marisa Manley Title : President Company/firm : Commercial Tenant Real Estate Representation Years with Company/firm : 24 Years in field : 30 Years in real estate industry : ...

McCann of Forchelli discusses best advice received
Name: Nina McCann Title: Director of Marketing Company/firm: Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP Nina McCann is the Director of Marketing at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, ...

Jones of Eastern Consolidated discusses best advice received
Name: Marion Jones Title: Director Company/Firm: Eastern Consolidated Years with company/firm: 3 years Years in field: 10 Years in real estate industry: 10 Telephone: 646-658-7305 Email: mjones@easternconsolidated.com URL: http://www.easternconsolidated.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: REBNY, ULI What ...

Haukaas of Lee & Associates best advice; Do good work
Name: Elizabeth Haukaas Title: Managing Director Corporate Communications Company/Firm: Lee & Associates NYC Years with company/firm: 1 Years in field: 27 Years in real estate industry: 15 Telephone: 212 776 1268 Email: ...

Lawrence of Barton discusses daring career move
Name: Andrea Lawrence Title: Partner Company/Firm: Barton LLP Years with company/firm: 1 Years in field: 19 Years in real estate industry: 17 Telephone: (212) 885-8821 Email: alawrence@bartonesq.com URL: http://www.bartonesq.com/attorneys/andrea-j-lawrence/ Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: REIN NY ...

Himmel of Himmel + Meringoff discusses daring move
Name: Leslie Himmel Title: Principal Company/Firm: Himmel + Meringoff Years with company/firm: 28 Years in field: 34 Years in real estate industry: 34 Telephone: 212 888-1810 Email; lhimmel@hmprop.com URL: www.hmprop.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: REBNY ...

Porter of Gibbons discusses "game changer" of her career
Name : Jennifer M. Porter Title : Director Company/firm : Gibbons P.C. Years with Company/firm : 7 Years in field : 12 Years in real estate industry : 12 Address : One Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102 Telephone : 973-596-4615 Email : JPorter@gibbonslaw.com URL : www.gibbonslaw.com Real estate organizations/affiliations : Member, New York State Bar Association; Municipal Law and Real Property Law Sections; Member, New Jersey Bar Association; Land Use Law Section; Member, Connecticut Bar Association; Planning and Zoning Section; Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section; Member of the Steering Committee, Young Community Development Professionals Association; and Leadership 35 Committee Member, National Women's Law Center How do you and/or your firm use social media? I use Linked In and Facebook to market myself and the firm. I regularly reach out to people I work with or have worked with in the past, to stay in touch and on their radar screens. I also like to post compelling articles I think might interest my network or events that people in my network may be interested in attending. For the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Law Alert blog (rpelawalert.com), I frequently write articles on such topics as the State Environmental Quality Act (SEQRA) and recent case law developments. What is your biggest leadership challenge, other than the "glass ceiling"? My biggest leadership challenge is finding new ways to grow and expand my book of business. In the past, I have always focused primarily on providing stellar service to some of the firm's most significant clients, which helped propel me to a director position. However, in becoming a director, it is now just as important that I bring new clients to the firm as it is to continue to foster and grow existing firm client relationships. The key for me is getting beyond the fear of asking and putting my business plan into action. What is the most daring thing you've done for your career? How did it turn out for you? The most daring thing I've done for my career is leaving my prior firm, which I loved and at which I had worked since I was in law school, to come to Gibbons for an opportunity to devote my practice entirely to real estate development in the tri-state area. I'm thrilled to say that I have never once regretted my decision, and coming to Gibbons has allowed me to grow exponentially as an attorney and to find my niche in the field of real estate law and development. As they say, "the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward." Which project, deal or transaction was the "game changer" in the advancement of your career? I supervised a team of attorneys on all phases of branch development for a national financial services firm in connection with its regional expansion into more than 70 new locations. This was a "game changer" for my career because it put my leadership capabilities in the spotlight, and the multi-year project helped this client achieve all of its business goals. This project also helped my firm to forge a long-standing relationship with the client. What do you consider to be the most successful way to increase referrals? I have found that the most successful way to get referrals is to give referrals. I frequently reach out to my referral network and let my contacts know that I am thinking about them and am on the lookout for opportunities for them. This is also a great opportunity to mention that if they know of anyone looking for something in my field or in need of my services, they should not hesitate to call. Reciprocation is key! What is the BEST advice you have ever received? Believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. You can truly have it all! What is your favorite tip for balanced living? It's the quality of the time you spend on the different aspects of your personal life and career, not the quantity, that counts. When you're at work, focus on work and getting through your to-do list for that day. When you're at home, focus on your family. There will certainly be times where one world collides with the other and you have two masters to please, but if you work hard to create a separate space between the two and limit the overlap to the extent possible, you'll be happier in both worlds. Where would you like to be in 10 years? It would be great to be right here at Gibbons as an equity partner with a solid client base and a wonderful team of attorneys working with me on a number of large projects that I brought to the firm. I would like to be teaching a course on land use at a law school or college as well. I also hope to continue to be blessed with the love and support of my family....

Zafonte of Akerman Senterfitt discusses her career
Name: Beth Zafonte Title: Director of Economic Development Incentives Company: Akerman Senterfitt Years with Co.: 5 Years in Field: 28 Years/Industry: 28 Address: 335 Madison Ave 26th Floor Telephone: 212-822-2266 Email: beth.zafonte@akerman.com URL: ...

Rich of Boylan Code discusses most daring career move
Name : Cassandra Rich Title : Associate Company/firm : Boylan Code LLP Years with Company/firm : 9 Years in field : 9 Years in real estate industry : 9 Address : ...

Sharon of TerraCRG discusses daring career move
Name : Efrat Sharon Title : SVP Debt Financing Company/firm : TerraCRG Years with Company/firm : 2 Years in field : 8 Years in real estate industry : 12.5 Address : ...

Life on the move with Yardi Systems strategic client account executive Stacy Fuller
When I joined Yardi Systems just over a year ago, I was already an old hand with regard to the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based property and ...

Pagnotta of Meridian Capital; Always make time for family
Name: Nicoletta Pagnotta Title: Vice President Company/Firm: Meridian Capital Group, LLC Years with company/firm: 9 Years in field: 9 Years in real estate industry: 9 Telephone: 212-612-0219 Email: npagnotta@meridiancapital.com URL: www.meridiancapital.com Real ...

Shelby of Meridian Capital discusses tip for balanced living
Name: Carol Shelby Title: Managing Director Company/Firm: Meridian Capital Group, LLC Years with company/firm: 21 Years in field: 21 Years in real estate industry: 21 Telephone: 212-612-0251 Email: cshelby@meridiancapital.com URL: www.meridiancapital.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: ...

Ruddock of AKRF discusses role as project manager
In my role as project manager and planner at AKRF, I have had the privilege of working on the environmental reviews of some of the ...

Matic of AKRF discusses career
Since the publication of PlaNYC, the city's blueprint for sustainable growth, there has been a greater focus on planning for sustainable development. At AKRF, I've ...

Brunner of AKRF discusses role as environmental scientist and consultant
Having worked as an environmental scientist and consultant for nearly 16 years, my specialty is in managing details for remedial clean-up projects with substantial remediation ...

Crader of AKRF discusses role as project manager and architectural historian
As both a project manager and architectural historian, I specialize in projects with cultural resources components that are as diverse as N.Y.C.'s five boroughs. I ...

Janis of PWC discusses most daring thing in her career
Name : Lenore Janis Title : President Company/firm : Professional Women in Construction (PWC) Years with Company/firm : 33 years Years in field : 40 years in construction Years in ...

Talley-Lotzky of Island Rep Group discusses her career
Name : Ellen Talley-Lotzky Title : Principal Company/firm: Island Rep Group Years with Company/firm : 1 Years in field: 23 Years in real estate industry : 23 Address: 383 IU Willets ...

Harris of Design AIDD Architects discusses "glass ceiling"
Name: Andrea Harris Title: Principal Company/Firm: Design AIDD Architects, PLLC Years with company/firm: 5 years Years in field: 28 years Years in real estate industry: 28 years Telephone: 212.255.5056 Email: andrea@designaidd.com URL: www.designaidd.com Real ...

Gotthelf of Catcove on the most successful way to increase referrals
Name : dede gotthelf Title : CEO Company/firm : catcove corp Years with Company/firm : 25 Years in field : 35 Years in real estate industry : New York Address : ...

Zar of Murray Hill Props. discusses social media
Name: S. Esther Zar Title: Senior Managing Director Company/Firm: Murray Hill Commercial Brokerage Services Years with company/firm: 3.5 Years in field: 8.5 Years in real estate industry: 8.5 Telephone: 212-944-4747 Email: ezar@murrayhill.com ...

Novoa of Murray Hill Props. discusses "game changer"
Name: Audrey Novoa Title: Executive Managing Manager Company/Firm: Murray Hill Properties LLC Years with company/firm: 11 1/2 years Years in field: 33 years Years in real estate industry: 33 Telephone: 212-763-3528 Email: ...

Girand of Murray Hill Props. discusses most daring career move
Roxana Girand Executive Managing Director Murray Hill Properties 12 years in firm 17 years in industry 212-763-3510 rgirand@murrayhill.com How do you and/or your firm use social media? We are very active on Linkedin, ...

Ogden of Cassidy Turley discusses "glass ceiling"
Name: Jennifer Ogden Title: Senior Vice President Company/Firm: Cassidy Turley Years with company/firm: Joined in 2013 Years in real estate industry: 3 1/2 Telephone: 212.954.0956 Email: Jennifer.Ogden@cassidyturley.com URL: http://www.cassidyturley.com/profile/jennifer.ogden Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: Member ...

Mahon of Cassidy Turley discusses daring career move
Name: Katherine Mahon Title: Vice President, Brokerage Company/Firm: Cassidy Turley Years with company/firm: 3 Years in field: 10 Years in real estate industry: 10 Telephone: 212-318-9705 Email: Katherine.Mahon@cassidyturley.com URL: http://www.cassidyturley.com/profile/katherine.mahon Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: Member, Real Estate Board ...

Heryet of Cassidy Turley discusses social media
Name: Nicola Heryet Title: Senior Managing Director, Principal Company/Firm: Cassidy Turley Years with company/firm:17 Years in field: 28 years Years in real estate industry: 35 Telephone: 212.318.9792 Email: nicola.heryet@cassidyturley.com URL: http://www.cassidyturley.com/profile/nicola.heryet Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: Former ...

Kahaner of Cassidy Turley; Stand by your work
Name: Susan Kahaner Title: Senior Managing Director Company/Firm: Cassidy Turley Years with company/firm: Joined in 2013 Years in field: 19 Years in real estate industry: 19 Telephone: 212.954.0957 Email: Susan.Kahaner@cassidyturley.com URL: http://www.cassidyturley.com/profile/susan.kahaner Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: ...

Farruggio of Cassidy Turley discusses "game changer"
Name: Victoria Farruggio, MBA Title: Vice President, Principal Company/Firm: Cassidy Turley Years with company/firm: 14 Telephone: 212-318-9779 Email: Victoria.Farruggio@cassidyturley.com URL: http://www.cassidyturley.com/profile/victoria.farruggio Which project, deal or transaction was the "game changer" ...

Cohen of M.C. O'Brien discusses balanced living
Name : Karen Cohen Title : Director of Sales and Leasing Company/firm : M.C. O'Brien Inc. Years with Company/firm : 6 Years in field : 6 Years in real estate ...

Wasiak of PCGNY Corp. details her biggest leadership challenge
Name: Dorothy Wasiak Title: Vice President Company/Firm: PCGNY Corp. Years with company/firm: 1 Years in field: 15 Years in real estate industry: 15 Telephone: 212-390-1618 Email: dwasiak@pcgnycorp.com URL: www.pcgnycorp.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: AREW, CREW, ...

Cino of Tyga-Box Systems discusses biggest leadership challenge
Name: Nadine Cino LEED AP Title: CEO & co-Inventor Company/Firm: Tyga-Box Systems, Inc. Years with company/firm: 501 Seventh Ave, PH, New York, NY 10018 Years in field: 20 years Years ...

Casa
ñas-Judd of Me and Gen. Dsgn. discusses her career contributionsName: Cristina Casañas-Judd Title: Owner | Principal Designer Company/Firm: Me and General Design Years with company/firm: 6 Years in field: ...

Greenwood of Kostow describes "game changer"
Name : Jane Greenwood Title : Principal Company/firm : Kostow Greenwood Architects LLP Years with Company/firm : 20 Years in field : 25 Years in real estate industry : allied ...

Kane of Iridium discusses her most daring career move
Name: Marilyn Kane Title: President Company/Firm: Iridium Capital, LLC Years with company/firm: 4 years since founding firm Years in field: 10 Years in real estate industry: 27 Telephone: 212-686-7481 Email: mkane@iridiumcapllc.com URL: Real Estate ...

Widowski of Widowski Law Group gives tip for balanced living
Esther S. Widowski Managing Partner Company/Firm: Widowski Law Group LLP Years with company/firm: 18 Years in field: 31 Years in real estate industry: 20 Telephone: 212-308-0888 ...

Seidner Chasky of Sotheby's reveals best advice received
Name: Susan Lynne Seidner Chasky Title: Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, SRES Company: Exclusive Properties Sotheby's International Realty Years w firm: 2 years Years in field: 30 years Address: 3732 Riverdale ...

Gessin-Stern of Chatham Dev. Co. discusses her career
Name: Kyla Gessin-Stern Title: Vice President Company/Firm: Chatham Development Company Years with company/firm: 8 Years in field: 8 Years in real estate industry: 8 Telephone: 516-869-3610 Email: kyla@chathamdevco.com URL: www.chathamdevco.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: AREW, ...

McLean of GFI Capital; Have a strong work ethic
Name : Jennifer McLean Title : CFO Company/firm : GFI Capital Resources Group Years with Company/firm : 1 Years in field : 26 Years in real estate industry : 26 Address ...

Krasnow-Renzi of Avison Young discusses ways to increase referrals
Name: Shari Krasnow-Renzi Title: Director of Project Management Company/Firm: Avison Young Years with company/firm: 1 month/new hire Years in field: 15 Years in real estate industry: 25 Telephone:9179744430 Email:shari.renzi@avisonyoung.com What do you ...

Marie of Zere Real Estate Services shares best advice ever received
Name: Marie Zere Title: President & CEO Company/firm: Zere Real Estate Services Years with Company/firm: 34 Years in field: 40 Years in real estate industry : 40 Address: 2127 Lakeland Avenue Telephone: ...

Michelle Marie Zere of Zere Real Estate Services shares best advice ever received
Name: Michelle Marie Zere Title: Executive Vice President Company/firm: Zere Real Estate Services Years with Company/firm: 34 Years in field: 28 Years in real estate industry: 34 Address: 2127 Lakeland Avenue, ...

Portelli of Highcap Group discusses most successful way to increase referrals
Name : Christen Portelli Title : Managing Principal Company/firm : Highcap Group Years with Company/firm : 5 Years in field : 11 Years in real estate industry : 11 Address : ...

Rivera of ERG Property; Acting with integrity
Name : Sherry Rivera Title : Capital Advisor Company/firm : ERG Property Advisors Years with Company/firm : 3 months Years in field : 19 Years in real estate industry : ...

Linnick of Trepp discusses most daring career move; Switching to a new field
Name: Shari Linnick Title: Vice President Company/firm: Trepp, LLC Years with Company/firm: 3 Years in field: 7 Years in real estate industry: 13 Address: 477 Madison Avenue Telephone: 2127541010 Email: shari_linnick@trepp.com URL : www.trepp.com Real ...

Clinco of MayerMeinberg discusses the use of social media
Name : Lois Clinco, CPA, CFE Title : Partner Company/firm : MayerMeinberg LLP Years with Company/firm : 24 Years in field : 26 Years in real estate industry : 24 Address ...

Berger discusses "game changer" of her career
Name: C. Jaye Berger, Esq. Title:Principal Company/Firm:Law Offices C. Jaye Berger 10 E. 59th St., 22nd Fl. New York, New York 10022 212 753-2080 Years with company/firm: Founder Years in field: Too ...

Snyder of SBLM Architects discusses most daring career move
Name : Carrie Snyder Title : Associate, Marketing Director Company/firm : SBLM Architects Years with Company/firm : 1.5 Years in field : 15 Years in real estate industry : 15 Address ...

Accattato of Racanelli Realty; Be honest in all your dealings
Name : Lois Accattato Title : Coordinator of Property Management Services Company/firm : Racanelli Realty Services, Inc. Years with Company/firm : 25 Years in field : 28 Years in real ...

Gorozdi of Cushman & Wakefield - Hoping to make a difference for other women in the field
Name: Amanda Gorozdi Title: Associate Company/Firm: Cushman & Wakefield Years with company/firm: 2 years Years in field: Years in real estate industry: 2 years Telephone: 631-425-1237 Email: Amanda.Gorozdi@cushwake.com URL: www.cushwake.com Real ...

Mogull of Mogull Realty; Do a great job, be kind
Name: Kim Mogull Title: Founder and CEO Company/Firm: Mogull Realty Years with company/firm: 10 Years in field: 27 Years in real estate industry: 27 Telephone: 212.286.5500 Email: kmogull@mogullrealty.com URL: www.mogullrealty.com Real Estate Associations/Affiliations: REBNY What ...

Avena of Garfunkel Wild; Plan your work and work your plan!
Name: Suzanne Avena Title: Partner/Chair of Environmental Practice Group Company/Firm: Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Years with company/firm: Joined Garfunkel Wild, P.C. in 2004 Years in field: 19 years (since 1994) Years ...

Roket of Olshan Frome Wolosky - Work hard, very, very hard
Name: Nina Roket Title: Partner Company/firm: Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP Years with company/firm: 17 years Years in field: 17 years Years in real estate industry: 17 years Address: Park Avenue ...

Berman of The Berman Group discusses daring move
Name : Sarah Berman Title : President Company/firm : The Berman Group, Inc. Years with Company/firm : 8 Years in field : 15 Years in real estate industry : 15 Address ...

Carey of JLC Environmental Consultants discusses "game changer"
Name : Jennifer Carey Title : President Company/firm : JLC Environmental Consultants Years with Company/firm : 25 Years in field : 26 Years in real estate industry : 25 Address : ...

Scanna of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; Just be yourself and present logical arguments that win on the merits
Name: Karen Scanna Title: Partner Company/Firm: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP Years with company/firm: 16.5 Years in field: 17.5 Years in real estate industry: 17.5 Telephone: 212-806-6010 Email: kscanna@stroock.com URL: www.stroock.com Real Estate ...

DiCola of Trepp, LLC; Network, Network, Network!
Name : Annemarie DiCola Title : CEO Company/firm : Trepp, LLC Years with Company/firm : 23 Years in field : 30 Years in real estate industry : 30 Address : 477 ...

Crawbuck of Grassi & Co.; Give 110% no matter where you are
Name : Lori Crawbuck Title : Audit Manager Company/firm : Grassi & Co. Years with Company/firm : 13 Years in field : 13 Years in real estate industry : 13 Address ...

Siegel of CMG; Clients are the best referrals
Name : Dale Robyn Siegel Title : President Company/firm : Circle Mortgage Group Years with Company/firm : 15 Years in field : 25 Years in real estate industry : 25 Address : 500 Mamaroneck Ave Suite 320 Harrison, NY 10528 Telephone : 914 422 0810 Email : dale@circlemortgagegroup.com URL : www.circlemortgagegroup.com Real estate organizations/affiliations : WWBA, WCBANY How do you and/or your firm use social media? We utilize LinkedIn as the primary footprint in the social media world. It allows the widest outreach to various professions and groups especially those focused on real estate. Other than my website, it is the easiest way for people to find me. We have just starting utilizing Constant Contact and are tracking these results. When people unsubscribe, I take it personally! What is your biggest leadership challenge, other than the 'glass ceiling'? As a leader in the mortgage industry, I'm not only concerned about numbers and volume but also about education and professionalism. The residential mortgage industry has become a detailed maze of disclosures and repetitive paper pushing. I consider an expert in the industry as one who can lead their clients through the process with the least amount of pain as well as keep up the morale of their staff and colleagues. A good leader is one who improves themselves everyday through new experiences and self-education and I spend 50% of my time on this. There is always room for improvement, especially in an industry that has a tarnished reputation. It is up to us to make it shine again which can be forgotten in the day-to-day. What is the most daring thing you've done for your career? How did it turn out for you? I wrote a consumer book, The New Rules for Mortgages, published by Penguin, when the industry was tanking. It was a huge challenge and a lot of work. I find that not only was the project personally rewarding but it led me down a new road as a go-to industry expert. I continued on to write several textbooks and industry continuing education courses. I like to think of myself as the educator of educators. Which project, deal or transaction was the "game changer" in the advancement of your career? When the mortgage industry came to a screeching halt one fine day in August 2008 maybe 2009, I had to make changes to insure my place when it came back as a very different profession. This meant streamlining overhead, improving technology and working with a tighter projected budget. I find that those in the industry that streamlined back then were the ones that survived. That holds true today in many industries that were affected by our economy and is the way to work today. What do you consider to be the most successful way to increase referrals? Clients are the best referral source, so do a good job and they will get the word out for you. What is the BEST advice you have ever received? Stay skinny! Not literally (although that's good too!), but with office overhead. What is your favorite tip for balanced living? Work out in the morning and know when to go home. Where would you like to be in 10 years? Tuscany...

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Polsinelli of Eastern Consolidated successfully transacted over 15 retail sales totaling $200 million
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Price of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman on social media
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Gottesman of Altus Metal discusses "game changer"
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Leibowitz of Atlantic Agency; Set priorities
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Zamechansky of KZA Realty Group; Do what you love
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Gumula of Citigroup; You can have it all - just not at once
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Shainbrown of McGuire discusses best advice
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Frey of The Durst Organization discusses social media
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Medaglia of ACC Construction Corp. gives Top 10 Best Advice Ever!
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Walker of Citi Commercial Bank: Know your existing clients, colleagues and centers of influence better than anyone else
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