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Professional Profile: Anita Konfederak 2013

About

  • Title: Vice President
  • Company: Merritt Engineering Consultants PC
  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

Education: Bachelors of Architecture – New York Institute of Technology

First job outside of real estate: Besides babysitting in high school, waitressed at Fiorello’s Café while in collage

First job in real estate or allied field: Draftsperson -Shyka Design Inc.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I oversee the preparation of engineering reports and bid documents for the restoration of high rise building facades. I investigate and solve waterproofing problems and design roof replacements. Along with a team of project managers I provide construction monitoring services. My goal for the future is to expanding our commercial clientele and increase the amount of curtain wall restoration work we do.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I am a soccer, lacrosse and basketball mom. I enjoy watching my daughter’s games and volunteer for various organizations in my community. I also like art, foreign films and travel.

Favorite book or author: “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

Favorite movie: “Forest Gump”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? The Lumineers – Ho Hey

One word to describe your work environment: Challenging (in a good way)

Rules to live by in business: The six R’s: build Relationships, do your Research, Review everything twice, Report findings accurately and concisely provide Reasonable design solutions, obtain the right Results for the client.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Journalist Charlie Rose – The Four Seasons restaurant in NYC. (He has met so many interesting people.)

What is your dream job? Besides the one I have, I would like to work for a non-profit like Habitat for Humanities