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Professional Profile: Craig Thomas 2014

About

  • Title: Project manager, associate
  • Company: VVA LLC
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Winter Park, FL

Education: University of Florida – bachelor of Design; Illinois Institute of Technology – master of Architecture

First job outside of real estate: Created Craig Thomas LLC, working as a subcontractor for an excavation company installing rebar for gunite pools in Florida.

First job in real estate or allied field: Jr. project architect at Mancini Duffy

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am a project manager at VVA managing design and construction projects for a variety of corporate clients, and currently in pursuit of my architectural license. I am also planning a wedding this summer with my beautiful fiancé, and looking forward to starting our future and family together while continuing to grow professionally.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Trip to the gym, followed by a relaxing dinner with my fiancé.

Favorite book or author: “New York, The Novel” by Edward Rutherfurd

Favorite movie: “Christmas Vacation”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

One word to describe your work environment: Independent

Rules to live by in business: Be fair, set expectations, and communicate problems and risks with stakeholders.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? With my late grandfather Walter Thomas, at Keen’s Steakhouse. He was a man with valuable insight and a lot to learn from.

What is your dream job? Sport Fishing, in the sun.