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Professional Profile: Karen McCready 2008


  • Title: Executive Director
  • Company: NAIOP Upstate New York
  • Location: Pittsford, NY
  • Birthplace: Rochester, NY

Family: Husband, Colin; one son, Scott (21); one daughter, Colleen (19)

College: Alfred College

First job outside of real estate: Medical office assistant, University of Rochester Medical Center

First job in real estate or allied field: NAIOP Upstate N.Y. Chapter

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? We are a networking association for decision makers of the commercial real estate industry. We are a legislative voice for our members. We are a recognized forum for current issues in our industry. We hold educational and informative programs and social events. Our plans for the future are to build our membership base in the Buffalo and Syracuse and east marketplace.

Hobbies: Golf, paddle tennis, photography, gardening, watching my daughter play basketball

Favorite book: “The Shining” (at least it is the most memorable)

Favorite movie: “The Sound of Music”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Mother Theresa

Keys to success: Understanding your client’s needs, hard work, honesty and dedication

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Counseling