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Professional Profile: Mark Peterson 2016


  • Title: Associate Principal
  • Company: Shen Milsom & Wilke
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Honolulu, HI

Education: BFA: New York University, MBA: Kaplan University

First job outside of real estate: IBM Technical Education Network

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Responsible for corporate client engagements and developing our Unified Collaboration product offering. My objective is to accelerate adoption curves and productivity by aligning people, processes and technology; factoring in client’s strategic initiatives and cultural values and delivering a repeatable framework. Moving forward, we are closing the gap between innovative space planning and generational changes in work flow. Providing expertise in end user experience, mobility and collaborative technologies can optimize the physical investment next generation desktop, group collaboration spaces and virtual connectivity.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Listen to Tim Ferris deconstruct world-class performers. Tim is the author of The Four-Hour Work week and his podcast was voted best of 2015 in iTunes.

Favorite book or author: “Smarter, Better, Faster” by Charles Duhingg

Favorite movie: “The Seven Samurai” (Akria Kurosawa)

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Malibu” by Anderson Paak

One word to describe your work environment: Family

Rules to live by in business: Be difficult – when it counts: what we are afraid of doing may actually be what really needs to get done. Avoid cognitive tunneling: run narratives, build mental models. The best teams provide a physiological safety net.