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Professional Profile: Kristen Diesel 2017


  • Title: Director, Leasing and Client Relations
  • Company: The Rosenblum Companies
  • Location: Albany, NY
  • Birthplace: Albany, NY
Kristen Diesel, The Rosenblum Companies

Family: Married, two children ages 8 and 10

College: Undergraduate: Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Graduate: University of Colorado at Boulder

First job unrelated to your current field: Special projects unit, NYSDOT

First job in current field: Executive assistant

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? The Rosenblum Companies is a developer and full service owner-operator of premier commercial properties in the Capital Region of Upstate. Today, our commercial real estate portfolio includes top industrial, retail, mixed-use and office properties.  We don’t aspire to be the biggest but grow wisely, ensuring our continued ability to provide the outstanding quality and customer service that has been our hallmark since 1979.

Hobbies: Running and reading

Favorite novel: “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah and “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

Favorite film: “American Beauty”

Keys to success: ‘No problems, only solutions’ mentality, work hard, think outside the box, always be ethical.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Jane Fonda

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Personal trainer