Professional Profile: Betty Castro 2016

Betty Castro - 2016

Name: Betty Castro - 2016

Title: Managing Director and Market Leader- Brooklyn & Queens

Company: Cushman & Wakefield

Location: Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Education:  BA Marketing & Management, NYU Stern School of Business

First job outside of real estate: Vice president of sales, First Empire Securities

First job in real estate or allied field: Vice president, Edison Properties

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Currently, I am the managing director and market leader for Brooklyn & Queens. One of my primary responsibilities is to develop and execute plans relating to the strategic operating initiatives of the organization. Cushman & Wakefield’s main goal is to build on strategic growth and to implement successful strategies, which will be a main focus within the Brooklyn and Queens markets.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I work out

Favorite book or author: Simone de Beauvior

Favorite movie: “Young Frankenstein”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Inner Sanctum” by Pet Shop Boys

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative and energetic

Rules to live by in business: Treat others the way you want to be treated; help others succeed; develop leaders not followers; do the right thing legally and morally and always try to be the best that you can be

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? Robin Williams, wherever he wants to go

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) To be a personal trainer and fitness expert