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Professional Profile: Laurence Brassel 1994


  • Title: President
  • Company: Brassel Commercial Realty Inc.
  • Location: Amherst, N.Y. (suburb of Buffalo)
  • Birthplace: N/A

Family: Wife and two sons ages 10 and 13
High school/college activities: University of Buffalo
First job outside of real estate: None
First job in real estate or allied field: Selling residential real estate
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Sell, manage, own commercial real estate, same for the future
Extracurricular time: Ski, golf, racquetball
Last or favorite book: “As the Crow Flies” by Jeffery Archer
Last or favorite play: “Miss Saigon”
Person you most emulate (outside of family): Ted Turner
Key to success: Narrowing your objectives and goals to quality, obtainable transactions
If you were not successful in the business you are now in and were forced to choose another vocation, whether you are qualified or not, what would it be? Pro golfer