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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Nora Alhasan 2016


  • Title: Architectural Designer
  • Company: Mancini Duffy
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Education: Bachelor of Science from Wagner College: Business Administration with concentration in Finance/minor in Art; Master of Architecture from Parsons The New School for Design.

First job outside of real estate: Intern analyst at Morgan Stanley’s International Securities lending division

First job in real estate or allied field: Architectural designer at WXY Architecture and Urban Design

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am currently an architectural designer working across multiple disciplines at Mancini Duffy. Eventually I’d like to apply my finance background to the business of design.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? I love running. Running has become a great hobby for me over the past few years. It really helps me clear my mind.

Favorite book or author: Paulo Coelho

Favorite movie: “Inside Out”

One word to describe your work environment: Energetic

Rules to live by in business: It’s ok to dream big. Always remember the big picture. Stay confident and believe in yourself. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to say no. Take chances.

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? Mies van der Rohe at the Brasserie in the Seagrams Building.