Professional Profile: Marion Jones, 2015

March 09, 2015 - Front Section

Marion Jones, Ackman-Ziff

Name: Marion Jones
Title: Senior Director - Investment Sales
Company: Ackman-Ziff
Location: Midtown, N.Y.C.
Birthplace: Germany
Education: M.Architecture, University of Pennsylvania; Graduate Certificate in Real Estate, Wharton; B.A., Tulane University
First job outside of real estate: Restaurant hostess
First job in real estate or allied field: CBRE
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am laser-focused on building a robust, smart sales platform at the leading boutique capital market firm.
How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I go to a lot of parties and events. Otherwise, I am at the gym or enjoying a nice dinner with my guy.
Favorite book or author: "The Razor's Edge" by Somerset Maugham.
Favorite movie: "Grand Canyon"
Last song you purchased/downloaded? "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap
One word to describe your work environment: Clever
Rules to live by in business: Stay in the game intellectually- it has to feel interesting and compelling or you'll never have the passion it takes to move mountains and close deals.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? I am a bit enamored of Katy Kay of the BBC.
What is your dream job? In real estate, I already have it. Outside of real estate, I'd like to be a fitness guru!

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