Professional Profile: Haniel Lora 2023

Haniel Lora

Name: Haniel Lora

Title: Partner

Company: Ascend Consulting Group, Elevator Consultancy and Inspection Firm

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Birthplace: North Bergen, NJ

Education: University of Miami, BS Mechanical Engineering

First job: Teenage summer job as gas attendant at local gas station in town.

First job in real estate or allied field: Summer intern at an elevator fixture company

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? After 23 years in the elevator field, this past January I joined Ascend Consulting Group as partner. I’m looking forward to being an integral part of building the best vertical transportation consulting firm in the country.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Spend time with my daughter and cook together.

Favorite book or author: Ernest Hemmingway

Favorite movie: Airplane!

Favorite streaming series: Chef’s Table

One word to describe your work environment: Rewarding

Rules to live by in business: Be true to yourself, never stop learning, and enjoy what you do. 

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? Anthony Bourdain, and if it was still open, elBulli.

What is your DREAM job? Traveling the world documenting international food scenes.