IREON Member Profile: Marc Spector 2021

Marc Spector

Name: Marc Spector

Title: Principal | Owner

Company: Spector Group

Location: 220 Crossways Park Drive West, Woodbury, NY 11797 | 183 Madison Avenue NYC 10016

Birthplace: Long Island, NY


Education: University of Michigan BS. Arch 1987 , M Arch 1988 Royal School of Copenhagen. M Arch 1988

First job: Simonizing automobiles in senior year of high school

First job in real estate or allied field: Schuman Lichtenstein Claman and Efron, NYC

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I lead a multi disciplined global architecture & design practice focused on the future of carbon neutrality and sustainability.

One word to describe your work environment: Buzzing.

Two things on your bucket list: 1. I don’t have a bucket list. If I want to do something, I do it.

Three TV shows everyone should stream: That would require me to stay up late enough to watch streaming. I get up at 4:30 AM I watch Rachel Maddow and The Golf Channel.

Favorite movie: Fletch

Favorite book: Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Favorite vacation destination: South Africa. Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Beyond Tengile

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who? I look like my Mom. Fame is meaningless unless you can effectively help humanity.

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? Frank Lloyd Wright. Set up a private dinner for the two us in the Guggenheim Museum and just talk architecture and design.

Rules to live by in business: Do or don’t. There is no try. Kill them with kindness no matter what.

What is your DREAM job? (NOT your current job):Perform on Broadway. I can sing but no one wants to listen to me.