Professional Profile: Darell Handler 2017

Darell Handler - 2017

Name: Darell Handler - 2017

Title: Secretary, Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association

Company: Director, Handler Real Estate Organization

Location: 561 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY

Birthplace: New York, NY

Education: BS/ Business Administration, University of Rhode Island

First job: Camp counselor 

First job in real estate or allied field: Manual freight elevator operator 

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am a licensed real estate broker who focuses on tenant representation, and in addition, I am a part of the leasing team that oversees the portfolio of office buildings we own and manage. I am also involved in sourcing and analyzing our proprietary commercial and residential real estate investments. As for the future, I would like to take a more active role in growing our portfolio of investments. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? Run along the Hudson River 

Favorite book or author: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Favorite movie: “The Usual Suspects”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd 

One word to describe your work environment: Entrepreneurial  

Rules to live by in business: All progress takes place outside your comfort zone

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? JFK, the old Four Seasons 

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Redevelop/reposition boutique office buildings in major gateway cities throughout the U.S.