Professional Profile: Rina Parado-Read 2018

Rina Parado-Read

Name: Rina Parado-Read

Title: Senior Project Manager/Senior Associate

Company: IA Interior Architects

Location: 100 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10005

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Education: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines - Bachelor’s degree in Architecture / Philippine School of Interior Design - Interior Design

First job outside of real estate: Arts and Crafts Assistant

First job in real estate or allied field: Draftsman for an architectural firm

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Currently, I oversee and manage projects for financial and technology firms, responsible for the project’s financials and staffing, actively participating in business development. In the near future, I would like to explore possible business opportunities and expand architectural services to clients in the Asia/Pacific Region. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? Shopping, dining out or watching a sports game

Favorite book or author: Dan Brown or David Baldacci

Favorite movie: Any Marvel movie 

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Album of Justin Timberlake (Man of the Woods)

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rules to live by in business: Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts (by Winston Churchill)

What is your dream job? Principal/CEO of my own firm