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Professional Profile: Michelle Marie Zere 2008

About

  • Title: Vice President
  • Company: Zere Real Estate Services
  • Location: 2127 Lakeland Ave., Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Bethpage, Long Island, 1967
Photo of Michelle Marie Zere, executive vice president at Zere Real Estate Services

Family: Large: 8 nieces and nephews, several godchildren

College: UCSB, University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. in Political Science

First job outside of real estate: New York Post advertising manager

First job in real estate or allied field: I apprenticed at a young age as the listings girl before computers in my mother’s first commercial real estate office in Great Neck.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? We are a full service commercial real estate firm. Our future goals are the continuation of delivering our white glove service and enjoying our lives as a family-owned and operated firm that takes great pride in two generations of servicing Long Island’s commercial real estate needs.

Hobbies: International travel, studying languages, opera, gourmet cooking, gardening and caring for my orchids

Favorite book: “Remembrance of Things Past,” Marcel Proust

Favorite movie: “Out of Africa,” “A Room With a View,” “Malena”

Persons you admire most (outside of family): Terry Townsend, former publisher and founder of The Long Island Business News

Keys to success: Creativity, optimism, being nice, love from my family and faith in God

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Opera diva or film director