Professional Profile: David Zinberg, 2013
August 26, 2013 - New York City
Company: Ingram Yuzek
Location: New York, N.Y.
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Education: Brown University and Harvard Law School
First job outside of real estate: Actuarial trainee at Equitable Life
First job in real estate or allied field: Associate and then partner in the real estate department at Rosenman & Colin (law firm).
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I help our firm's clients - institutions, property owners and tenants, both for-profit and non-profit - accomplish their real estate objectives by maximizing their opportunities and solving their problems. We do office and retail leasing; acquisitions and sales; and finance and development. I really enjoy it, and plan to keep doing it for the foreseeable future.
How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Quiet time with family
Favorite book or author: "Catch-22"
Favorite movie: "Casablanca" - Here's looking at it, kid.
Last song you downloaded? "Little Talks" by Of Monsters and Men
One word to describe your work environment: Client-focused
Rules to live by in business: Never burn bridges; look for the "win-win."
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Russell Baker, the late New York Times columnist. Of course, we would go to a clambake on Nantucket.
What is your dream job? Having been in large and small law firms, at non-profits and in a large corporation, I think I've found my niche in the job I have now.