Spotlights

2021 Year in Review: Janet Bortz, The Kislak Company, Inc.

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Resilience. Initially we all felt fearful and concerned about the future of business and the economy. However as we moved into 2021, real estate, banking/financing

2021 Year in Review: Robert Horvath, Horvath & Tremblay

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
We learned that our company was very portable—we were able to pivot very quickly, most of our brokers were very efficient working from home. We did

2021 Year in Review: Wojciech Jackowski, Offit Kurman

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
As legal professionals representing real estate owners and design professionals, we’ve contended with the implications of delayed

2021 Year in Review: Davon Peters, M.C. O’Brien, Inc.

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
The new environment requires brokers to be more dynamic in their approach to brokerage. As a result, I see brokers deploying a new

2021 Year in Review: Larry Ross, LJR Realty

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
We are in our fourth industrial revolution and with that comes resistive change. While old school fundamentals remain, the processes have

2021 Year in Review: Rod Santomassimo, The Massimo Group

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
While most commercial real estate professionals struggled during 2020, we actually had a record number of clients break the 7-figure commission

2021 Year in Review: William O’Brien, M.C. O’Brien, Inc.

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
There are just some things in life you cannot predict or

2021 Year in Review: John Finamore, EW Howell Construction Group

What are your predictions for your industry in 2022?
Our regional non-residential construction outlook is recovering from 2020 and climbing in both public and private for 2022 and into 2023. Yet many factors can

2021 Year in Review: Joe Yacobellis, Mojo Stumer Associates

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Diversify your work. When the commercial and corporate work slowed down, our residential studio was busier than ever. We got

2021 Year in Review: Jessica Licalzi Kurzyna, Mojo Stumer Associates

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
We were recently given the cover of Florida Design for a Miami Apartment which we have received many accolades from