Spotlights

2021 Year in Review: Todd Wenzel, Coldwell Banker Commercial – Custom Realty

What was your greatest professional accomplishment or most notable project, deal, or transaction in 2021?
The most notable deal in 2021 was that of a lakefront restaurant property. After almost 60 years in business, the family decided it was time to pass the torch and

2021 Year in Review: George Luis Cumella, Mojo Stumer Associates

How has your working environment changed over the last year?
It’s gone from working in a space with less light and air to one where there is a greater connection to nature. I’ve been

2021 Year in Review: Carrie Villani, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
To seize an opportunity while you can. Uncertainty remains, but don’t let the moment pass while waiting for perfection. Keep pushing

2021 Year in Review: Mark Stumer, Mojo Stumer Associates

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
The biggest lesson was that staff and people are flexible and can adapt to the situation. We all worked from home and on

2021 Year in Review: Margaret Bortner, AKF Group

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
I learned that the ability to work from anywhere doesn’t mean we should be working from everywhere. Once I realized this, I

2021 Year in Review: Shahid Jafri, Jafri Group

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
The pandemic changed the world forever and during that time our firm came together and understood the importance of adjustments. We initiated and transitioned into

2021 Year in Review: Ambar Margarida, Spacesmith LLP

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
I learned how to build a project out of sequence! So many things were delayed that we had to be creative when overseeing

2021 Year in Review: Joseph Aquino, JAACRES

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
The biggest lesson I learned was not to run for the hills. Many people left the city and lived full-time in their summer homes. I remained in

2021 Year in Review: Jeffrey Hendler, Logical Buildings

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
Having a cloud software that reinforced connectivity and real time management was a key to our success during the pandemic. The fact that Logical Buildings was

2021 Year in Review: Mary Guarino, ERG Commercial Real Estate

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic?
While working in the real estate industry, it’s imperative to recognize that the real estate market is constantly fluctuating. However, during