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Professional Profile: J.B. Schwartzberg 2009

About

  • Title: Senior Director
  • Company: Sutton & Edwards, Inc
  • Location: 1981 Marcus Ave., Lake Success, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Manhattan - 1954

Organization: Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS)

Position: : President

Family: Live in the village of Roslyn Estates with wife, Rita, and two sons: David (27) and Stephen (9).

College: Queens College, BA, 1976; Iona College, MBA, 1980

First job outside of real estate: Financial analyst, Sperry Gyroscope

First job in real estate or allied field: Senior investment officer, First Industrial Realty Trust

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Leasing and selling industrial properties. I am also responsible for overseeing and “mentoring” young professionals.

Hobbies: Motorcycling; going to Long Island’s car shows with Stephen; sitting in front of the fireplace with family and the newspaper; watching David as he participates in flag football tournaments.

Favorite book: Not much for novels, though I love reading (magazines, newspapers, trade journals)

Favorite movie: “Philadelphia,” Wizard of Oz,” a close second

Person you admire most (outside of family): Martin Luther King

Keys to success: Dedication, honesty, team building and focusing on “positives”

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Lawyer (However, if I were independently wealthy, I would focus my energies on volunteer work. There are so many good organizations and causes which need help).