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Professional Profile: Greg Berman 2013

About

  • Title: CEO
  • Company: Currensave
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Carmichael, California

Education: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School (undergraduate)
First job outside of real estate: Worked at Boston Market when I was 15
First job in real estate or allied field: I began my real estate career at Arcadia Land Company, where I was a project manager on a large scale master planned community. We had acquired a former Bethlehem Steel iron ore mine and planned the environmental remediation and master development including all utilities. As a team, we navigated multiple government agencies from federal through local bodies, and obtained approval for a master plan for over 12,000 residential units, 4.5 million s/f of office / retail, and 1 million s/f of light industrial.
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I recently launched Currensave along with my partners at Shift Forex, and run that in addition to the consulting and investment banking work I do at Shift Forex.
How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? The gym or getting together with friends.
Favorite book or author: “Atlas Shrugged”
Favorite movie: “The Fifth Element”
Last song you purchased/downloaded? Parlov Stelar album
One word to describe your work environment: Entrepreneurial
Rules to live by in business:Reputation is absolutely critical, and it is more important to sacrifice economic gain in favor of protecting your reputation. Life is too short to do something you don’t like or work in an environment that is destructive. Taking carefully measured risks is the best way to advance; I’m more in favor of consistently hitting singles and doubles than swinging for the fences.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Pete Peterson (Blackstone)
What is your dream job? Running my own successful business with great partners.