Professional Profile: Barry Schmidt, 2019

Barry Schmidt

Name: Barry Schmidt

Title: President

Company: Schmidt Construction Consulting

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Far Rockaway, NY

Education: Stony Brook University, Bachelor of Engineering. NYU Stern School of Business, MBA in Management.

First job: Mechanical Engineer for Embassy Industries, manufacturer of baseboard heaters.

First job in real estate or allied field: Assistant Project Manager, Schal Associates, construction of new 23-story office building at 546 Fifth Ave.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am focusing on running my construction consulting business, today and in the future. As opportunities present themselves, involvement in real estate investment and development are in the offing.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Turning off the TV, dinner with good friends, or a challenging evening of poker.

Favorite book or author: “Yeager” by Chuck Yeager, can’t beat it.

Favorite movie: I love the “The Ten Commandments” by Cecil DeMille. It’s a timeless epic and also quite campy in parts.

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “What a Wonderful World” covered by Puddles Pity Party.

One word to describe your work environment: Efficient.

Rules to live by in business: The customer always comes first.

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?

What is your dream job? Apollo astronaut.