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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Erik Serras 2016


  • Title: Principal Broker/Co-Founder
  • Company: Ideal Properties Group
  • Location: 362 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn NY 11211
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: Brooklyn College

First job outside of real estate: Wall Street banking

First job in real estate or allied field: Brokerage

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Currently, I am leading an amazing team of dedicated real estate professionals who share my passion for the industry. My plans are to continue building what my partner, Aleksandra Scepanovic, and I have started in a spare bedroom in our Prospect Heights home eight years ago.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I come home to my four-year-old daughter and we cycle through our day. My daughter is my purpose, and we love going on imaginary trips and making up creatures and events. Evenings are always best for us to connect more meaningfully, as she is now in school. I also tremendously enjoy contemporary and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Favorite book or author: “The Process” by Franz Kafka

Favorite movie: “The Last Samurai”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “HeavyDirtySoul,” 21 Pilots

One word to describe your work environment: Organized-chaos

Rules to live by in business: Honesty, integrity, perseverance. Without either one of the three, success may elude.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Paul Newman, because we share an intense passion for both road racing and philanthropy. I would want to grab a bite with Mr. Newman at the clubhouse at Lime Rock Racetrack, as it is my understanding that this was one of Mr. Newman’s most favorite places to be.

What is your dream job? I think I would derive tremendous personal pleasure from being a public defender.