Professional Profile: Maya Kriet 2016

Maya Kriet - 2016

Name: Maya Kriet - 2016

Title: Director of Communications

Company: Halstead Property

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Charleston, SC

Education: Vassar College

First job outside of real estate: I was a lifeguard throughout high school and college

First job in real estate or allied field: I worked at Group Gordon, a corporate PR firm based in NYC that works with a number of real estate clients. It gave me great exposure to the industry.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?: I manage all public relations activities for Halstead, a residential real estate firm which includes more than 1,000 real estate agents and Realtors across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I work out and also try to walk home from work most nights – it’s the best time to decompress.

Favorite book or author: An old favorite – Judy Blume

Favorite movie: “Inside Out”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton

One word to describe your work environment: Collaborative

Rules to live by in business: Keep it classy

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? Sheryl Sandberg, and maybe we’d have sushi.

What is your dream job? Growing up, I always wanted to be a meteorologist.