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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Brien McDaniel 2013


  • Title: Director of Communications, Associate
  • Company: FXFOWLE
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Kansas City, MO

Education: University of Missouri – Kansas City, MO

First job outside of real estate: Assistant to the director of public relations at the Kansas City Art Institute/Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design

First job in real estate or allied field: PR manager at CBT Architects in Boston, Mass.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I secure media coverage for FXFOWLE’s projects, services, thought leadership, and wider company initiatives across all media outlets and through social media. I am responsible for developing, implementing, and ensuring that communication strategies are integrated and aligned with the overall vision, values and strategic business goals of the firm.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? It’s either a drink with a friend or colleague, cooking at home, or an hour on the elliptical machine.

Favorite book or author: Jonathan Tropper

Favorite movie: I recently saw “Blue Jasmine” and loved Cate Blanchett’s performance.

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Vocal” by the Pet Shop Boys

One word to describe your work environment: Familial.

Rules to live by in business: Do what you love, and love what you do.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? My grandma who passed away a few years ago. I’d ask her to make me fried chicken, mashed potatoes and sweet tea.

What is your dream job? A travel writer and photographer.