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Professional Profile: Bernard Zimmel 2001


  • Title: Chairman and CEO
  • Company: Zimmel Associates, Inc.
  • Location: Edison, N.J.
  • Birthplace: Bronx, 1928

Family: Married 48 years with 3 sons and 3 grandchildren

Experience: U.S. Army corporal, 1951-1953

First job outside of real estate: Shoe salesman

First job in real estate or allied field: Leasing broker

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I service accounts and handle administrative aspects of the company. I will not retire as I love my job and its challenges/relationships I have made over the years.

Hobbies: Reading, family time, Caribbean travel, charitable work

Favorite book: “Profiles in Courage”

Favorite movie: “Gone With the Wind”

Person you most admire (outside of family): John F. Kennedy

Key to success: Honesty, hard work and service

If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? Business consultant