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Professional Profile: Joe Berko 2008


  • Title: President
  • Company: Berko & Associates
  • Location: 501 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017
  • Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel, 1972

Family: Wife, Liat and son, Max
College: Baruch College, degree in Real Estate and Metropolitan Development
First job outside of real estate: Bar owner
First job in real estate or allied field: Commercial real estate finance
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Berko & Associates
asset advisory group is dedicated to providing our clients with strategic solutions in
identifying investment opportunities, portfolio planning, debt and equity structuring and the
resale of property holdings. We provide detailed recommendations, helping our clients turn
analysis into action. In the past three years the firm had tripled in size and sales volume. We
plan to maintain this growth and to capture a broader market share.
Hobbies: Tennis, surfing and playing with my son, Max
Favorite book: “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu
Favorite movie: “Lord of the Ring”
Persons you admire most (outside of family): Abraham Lincoln, Yitzhak Rabin, Tom
Keys to success: Maintain positive thinking. Surround yourself with loyal and talented
associates. Never ever give up!
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? I am just having too much fun. I don’t see myself going into a different field any
time soon.