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Professional Profile: Neil Stern 2016

About

  • Title: Chief Operating Officer
  • Company: SGW Properties
  • Location: 1208 Avenue M, Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: Touro College, B.A. Accounting

First job outside of real estate: Middle school math teacher, followed by Regional Director of the Student Help Foundation, a student loan company.

First job in real estate or allied field: Insurance agent at New York Life Insurance Co.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Currently the COO at SGW and focused on the continued growth and development of the company. Objectives for the company include a wider regional focus for property acquisitions and geographic expansion in the N.Y. area, continue our focus on existing product, and adding capabilities to further develop our business model to work in other asset classes, such as ground up development, retail space and health care facilities.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Spend time with my family, helping with homework, and baseball and football with my children.

Favorite book or author: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki

Favorite movie: Despicable Me, watching with my kids

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars

One word to describe your work environment: Fulfilling

Rules to live by in business: There is no substitute for hard work.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Vince Lombardi, who I think is inspirational in motivating people, and I would invite him to a kosher hot dog stand in Brooklyn.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Starting pitcher for the New York Yankees.