Professional Profile: Paul Popkin 2018

Paul Popkin - 2018

Name: Paul Popkin - 2018

Title: Senior Managing Director

Company: Lee & Associates NYC

Location: 600 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: BS in Accounting

First job: Shoe salesman

First job in real estate or allied field: Real estate salesperson for a small boutique firm in Soho

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am part of a newly formed investment sales team at Lee NYC. Our plan is to create a hybrid situation of sales and leasing.

How do you unwind from a busy day? I’ve learned to manage my stress as I’ve gotten older. My commute home is part of the unwinding process and allows me to leave my stress in New York City.

Favorite book or author: There are several but I always fall back to John Irving

Favorite movie: If I could name more than one I would say, “Shawshank Redemption,” “Field of Dreams” and maybe throw in some Rockys.

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Most recently, I downloaded an Arcade Fire album and a few songs by Soundgarden.

One word to describe your work environment: Balanced

Rules to live by in business: The rules are improving and extending as I get older but I will always treat people with respect. Another rule is to never underestimate the power of preparation. 

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? It would have to be Paul McCartney and I would gladly go wherever he chose. Anytime you can meet a Beatle, you should do it.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) General manager of the Mets. I need to turn that team around.