Professional Profile: Marita Schardt 2017

Name: Marita Schardt - 2017

Title: Director of Workplace Strategy

Company: IA (Interior Architects)

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA

Education: University of Cincinnati, BS in Design

First job outside of real estate: Lifeguard

First job in real estate or allied field: Co-op student in a design firm in Washington, DC

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:Jazzed to be in the middle of an energetic, creative and growing team.

How do you unwind from a busy day?:I’m a runner, training for my 10th marathon right now

Favorite book or author: “Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James

Favorite movie: “A Good Year” by Ridley Scott

Last song you purchased/downloaded?:“Take Five” by Dave Brubeck

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rules to live by in business: “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” - Simon Sinek

What is your dream job?:Residential historic preservation