Professional Profile: Brenda Garretson 2017

Name: Brenda Garretson - 2017

Title: Associate Broker

Company: CBRE/Albany

Location: Albany, NY

Birthplace: Bayshore, NY

Family: Married, two sons

College: SCCC

First job unrelated to your current field: Busing tables – 13 years old.

First job in current field: August of 1987 (NYC), worked for a real estate investment company – right before the crash/Black Friday.

What your firm does now and its plans for the future?:CBRE/Albany is a commercial services firm offering a full line of commercial real estate brokerage representing sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants as well as a complete property management platform and consulting guidance on complicated real estate issues.

Hobbies: Reading, riding ATV’s with my sons, volunteering, involvement at our church

Favorite novel: “The Power Broker” (about Robert Moses)

Favorite film: “American Graffiti” (I’m a motorhead)

Keys to success: Give more than expected, enjoy what you do, keep learning.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Robert Moses–never before and never again will one person amass such power.

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?:CRE Mechanical or Civil Engineer.