IREON New Member Profile: Brendan O’Brien

Brendan O’Brien

Name: Brendan O’Brien

Title: Strategic Account Manager

Company: United Rentals (NA)

Location: Tri-State NY Metro

Birthplace: New York, NY

Education: Cornell University

First job: Morgan Post Office, director of food and beverage

First job in real estate or allied field: United Rentals territory sales manager, The Bronx

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Winding down with United Rentals and will dedicate 100% of my time to deal development.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Spend time with my 9-year-old daughter.

Favorite book or author: Read mostly NYREJ, Crains and The Real Deal

Favorite movie: “Midnight Run”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? That’s my wife’s jurisdiction

One word to describe your work environment: Organized

Rules to live by in business: Honesty, integrity and persistence

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? Jesus Christ – a nice seafood restaurant on the Sea of Galilee

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Developer. I was one-time president of one of the largest non-union development companies in NYC. I had 500 laborers and craftsmen under my employ and we were doing $275 million in annual revenue. I loved it! Moving north to Windham Mountain soon and will develop on a smaller level ASAP.