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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Lori Raphael 2012


  • Title: Director, External Affairs (formerly Director, Real Estate and Development)
  • Company: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Family: Husband, one teen girl, one tween boy, one cat

College: Brooklyn College

First job outside of real estate: Camp Counselor

First job in real estate or allied field: Lease Administrator, City of New York

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Enjoying my work and

family life in Brooklyn and planning to do the same for the foreseeable future.

My newest role at the Brooklyn Chamber expands upon my programming and

interaction with the Brooklyn real estate community. I am looking forward to working with

all of our members to increase exposure and opportunities for Brooklyn businesses.

Hobbies: Book Group and dining with the girls

Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Group by Mary McCarthy, A

Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Keys to success: Enthusiasm, preparation and follow through.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): I admire Rachel Maddow for her smart

take on important issues.

If you had to choose another vocation, what would it be? Singer (70s style rock and