May 31, 2017
Top brokers shared how they built their careers in New York City real estate at Connect NY Next Generation, held May 17, 2017, at The Flatiron Room in New York City.
“If you want to be a broker in this market, in this city, you have to be incredibly tenacious,” said Brian Flax, managing director with Meridian Capital. And even then, working long hours and over weekends, success can still take time. “You can sometimes go a year, two years, three years without experiencing much success.”
(Pictured: Gabe Marans, managing director for Savills Studley; Flax; Alan Glick, senior investments analyst for Equity Residential; Mariutti and Schuster.)
Confidence also helps, as does finding the best opportunity available to use your talents. “You want to join a firm where you can immediately add value,” said Jillian Mariutti, director of the debt and equity finance group for Mission Capital Advisors.
And once success does come, don’t be afraid to share that success… on social media. “Using social media to promote yourself as a brand is absolutely critical,” says Ariel Schuster, vice chairman with RKF.