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Professional Profile: Marisa Manley 2013


  • Title: President
  • Company: Commercial Tenant Real Estate Representation (CTRR)
  • Location: New York
  • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas - Home of Dorothy, Toto and Cessna Aircraft too

Education: Law Degree: Harvard, Architecture Degree: Cornell

First job outside of real estate: Law Department of IBM

First job in real estate or allied field: Negotiating lease, purchase, dispositions for IBM in two thirds of U.S.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? We help our clients create cost-effective, operational superior real estate solutions for their business needs – from strategy through construction. Extending our services to assist clients with financing certain types of transactions

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Karate; typically about 45 minutes of katas and combinations

Favorite book or author: Fiction: Cynda Chima or Tamora Pierce or Lois McMaster Bujold; Non-fiction: Ludwig von Mises

Favorite movie: The Wizard of Oz. However, I limit viewing. The wicked witch of the west is still a very scary character.

Last song you downloaded? Mozart Divertimenti

One word to describe your work environment: Fast-paced; Collegial

Rules to live by in business: Integrity; going the extra mile.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Probably Ben Franklin, although a possibly a bit lecherous, I think he’d have a good sense of humor, be open to the many changes he’d find in our world today, and as an entrepreneur, he’d likely have insights to offer. Most likely I’d take him out for sushi. He’d probably be a quick learner with chop sticks.

What is your dream job? The one I have