Flashcards in Work Deck (20):
Everybody is happy with my work – – prospecting, lining up meetings, following up, and getting us organized.
Meetings are easy to get – –example Andrew Nitkin responding to my email and being open to a meeting. Need to do more of that.
Outbound business calls and meetings make me feel better, makes business more enjoyable. Spreadsheets and analysis do not make business more enjoyable for me – – listen to the universe!
Regular exercise builds energy and good mood – – improves deep restful sleep and clearer thinking – – no caffeine after 1 PM
My coworkers trust me
My coworkers respect me
We are building an inventory of RE development projects, requiring Debt, Equity and JV capital
People ask and want my opinions
Our work is flexible, collegial.
The team is experienced and are working on fascinating projects.
Developers want to meet us
Getting signed up to exclusively represent clients is easy, because we are worth it
We provide a great combination of experience, resources, contacts, creativity and value
We are fairly priced and active in the marketplace
People want to meet us because we are in the know.
There isn't much we haven't seen, done or closed in a variety of deal types, property types and structure across the US and for the firm.
Our marketing activities and outreach are organized and consistent
Our contacts and relationships are always growing and deepening
Our intelligence and ties into areas of influence such as business schools real estate schools and industry networking groups is extensive and current
We are prompt, efficient and accurate
We have fun and enjoy our work and the fruits of our labor.
We crush it
We are building out a merchant banking platform.
We get involved w RE JVs and development.
Ground lease finance is our secret sauce
We are smart money. We are international.
We are current, progressive and adaptive
We are setting the groundwork for real estate joint ventures and real estate development, especially projects we can participate in personally.
Gregg smiles from the heart and loves what he does.
Gregg’s business complements his relationships with family and friends. It resonates with his values and vision
Bumping into Noah Kaufman on the elevator to class – – and having him say 'hello, my friend'
Getting a hug from Michael of Eastgate.
The buildings – the glittering sparkle of New York skyscrapers on a sunny morning. The history and stories of real estate, the people, plots and ploys. The architecture and design and ways it improves people's lives.
No one micromanaging my time or activity – – total flexibility
Highly entrepreneurial and growth oriented culture
Flexible with business – – grow, innovate – – offshore and domestic capital – – smart people, smart money and fast moving.
Connecting the dots – – Charles Mallory and Chuck Royce and Chip Kruger
Picking up viable, real – time knowledge.
Being respected and valued.
Navigating pitfalls by brainstorming.
Thinking clearly but not clouding my mind.
Appreciating beautiful, amazing people and things and comedy and love and humor.
Seeing it all come together, harmoniously.
Being an armchair economist – – collecting financial and economic data and reporting it on various venues like LinkedIn or periodic newsletters
I am grateful for my friends in business – –Sam Fortenbaugh on the train platform talking about his college days as a runner. Allison Martin meeting me for a drink
Jim Faello helping me when I get jammed up with class. Steve Anderson, out of nowhere, landing a job as CEO of LH Charney. Stu Berelson brainstorming on how to get business going
Mark Lanigan who has done so well, pinging me like an old friend – – how cool is that!. Helping my friend succeed in real estate example – – Joe Tranfo and his son Tommy and others
Having my friends help me, like Allyson Martin and making introductions and opening doors.
Having a lemon slice in my water
Getting a warm response from friends in the business
Getting engaged w Joe on a 150 MM deal
Getting a lead w Samir at the MC dinner...an opportunity to help a good guy succeed!!
John Fareri opening up about Westchester and LP capital.
Opening doors w smart marketing and selective meetings.