Professional Profile: Peter Zavatsky, 2019
Name: Peter Zavatsky
Title: Associate Broker
Company: Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT
Location: Huntington, NY
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Education: BA, Economics, Fordham University; JD, NYU School of Law
First job: Paralegal, Debevoise & Plimpton
First job in real estate or allied field: Real estate litigation associate, Deutsch & Schneider, Brooklyn, NY
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I advise owners, buyers and investors in their commercial real estate endeavors. 35 years of experience litigating other people’s deals that have gone bad provides a unique perspective to advise my transactional clients on how to avoid pitfalls.
How do you unwind from a busy day? Put me on a boat and I am in heaven.
Favorite book or author: “Around the World in 50 Years” by Albert Podell (an NYU classmate)
Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”
One word to describe your work environment: Enriching
Rules to live by in business: Be true to your word. Earning the trust of your clients, colleagues and friends is the true measure of success.
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? Neil deGrasse Tyson – Anywhere in the universe
What is your dream job? Ship captain (I got the license but never the job.)