Professional Profile: Peter Zavatsky, 2019

Peter Zavatsky

Name: Peter Zavatsky

Title: Associate Broker

Company: Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT

Location: Huntington, NY

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: BA, Economics, Fordham University; JD, NYU School of Law

First job: Paralegal, Debevoise & Plimpton

First job in real estate or allied field: Real estate litigation associate, Deutsch & Schneider, Brooklyn, NY

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I advise owners, buyers and investors in their commercial real estate endeavors. 35 years of experience litigating other people’s deals that have gone bad provides a unique perspective to advise my transactional clients on how to avoid pitfalls.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Put me on a boat and I am in heaven.

Favorite book or author: “Around the World in 50 Years” by Albert Podell (an NYU classmate)

Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”

One word to describe your work environment: Enriching

Rules to live by in business: Be true to your word.  Earning the trust of your clients, colleagues and friends is the true measure of success.

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? Neil deGrasse Tyson – Anywhere in the universe

What is your dream job? Ship captain (I got the license but never the job.)