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Professional Profile: Heidi Burkhart 2017

About

  • Title: President and Founder
  • Company: Dane Real Estate
  • Location: SoHo, New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Toledo, OH
Heidi Burkhart, Dane Real Estate

Education: University of Toledo

First job outside of real estate: I went to high school and college simultaneously; while at the same time working two jobs: retail sales at Ann Taylor and interning in the finance department of Owens Illinois.

First job in real estate or allied field: My first job in real estate was as a real estate salesperson at a top New York City brokerage firm.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am president of Dane Real Estate, a firm specializing in affordable housing brokerage and originating. Moving forward, we will focus on remaining a leading firm in affordable housing nationwide, while also venturing to be a top developer for ground-up opportunities in New York across pioneering neighborhoods in all boroughs.

How do you unwind from a busy day? The best stress reliever is the gym.

Favorite book or author: Robert Greene is probably my favorite. His books bring so much thought to today’s business practices. I’m also reading “The Start-Up Playbook” by David Kidder, where he compiled stories and advice from top entrepreneurs. 

Favorite movie: “Tommy Boy.” Starting in brokerage, this movie made me feel normal even as people would slam the phone down and I constantly heard no. I laugh at it now, but it’s true.

Last song you purchased/downloaded? It was either Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” or Chase Rice’s “Ride Rendition.” Music takes me where words cannot, which resulted in diverse taste, spanning from rap to country to classical to bossa nova.

One word to describe your work environment: Loving. 

Rules to live by in business: “Scale back to scale up” and be sure to keep “athlete focus” in your endeavors.

What is your dream job? I’m doing it.