Professional Profile: Alex Getelman 2018
Name: Alex Getelman
Title: Executive Managing Director
Company: MBI Group
Location: New York, NY
Birthplace: Freeport, Long Island
Education: Bachelors of Science in Business degree from State University of New York Old Westbury and a Certificate in Real Estate and Construction Management from New York University.
First job outside of real estate: I started Alex’s Car Washing Service at 13 and by the age of 16, incorporated that business in Nassau County called Mirror Finish Auto Detailing. I kept this business going until I joined MBI Group.
First job in real estate or allied field: Started at MBI Group in 1993 as a junior estimator. First clients included corporate interiors for Tishman Speyer, American Stock Transfer and PR Newswire.
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Currently I assist with operations, sales and business development at MBI Group. My passion is in building and development, and my goal is to bring in jobs and manage the client relationship from project conception through completion.
How do you unwind from a busy day? Take a nice run. I ran the NYC marathon in 2015 and 2016.
Favorite book or author: David Baldacci
Favorite movie: Scarface
Last song you purchased/downloaded? Adele’s Water Under the Bridge
One word to describe your work environment: Organized
Rules to live by in business: Do your job, exceed expectations, and value relationships above all.
What is your dream job? Own a real estate development firm. With my 25 years of construction and building experience, I have been trained to take these skills to do our own development.