Professional Profile: John Banks 2019

John Banks - 2019

Name: John Banks - 2019

Title: President

Company: Real Estate Board of New York

Location: 570 Lexington Avenue, Floor 2, New York, NY 10022

Birthplace: White Plains, NY

Education: BA in Economics and Political Science from Manhattan College in the Bronx; MPA from Baruch College, NYC

First job: Dishwasher in a country club

First job in real estate or allied field: President of REBNY

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Manage the most effective advocacy organization in New York State. Continuing to build on REBNY’s successes and look for ways to promote the positive things we do for the city.

How do you unwind from a busy day? I am addicted to fishing.

Favorite book or author: “Old Man and the Sea” by Hemmingway

Favorite movie: “To Kill a Mocking Bird”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? The Eagles, “In the City”

One word to describe your work environment: Energetic

Rules to live by in business: Tell the truth

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? George Washington Plunkitt, Peter Lugers

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Stay-at-home Dad taking care of my kids.