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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Rachel Ataman 2009


  • Title: Vice President of Technical Services
  • Company: Hydro Tech Environmental
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Elizabeth, N.J., August 1979

Family: Married, First Ataman, no kids (yet)

College: Stony Brook University

First job outside of real estate: Lifeguard

First job in real estate or allied field: Environmental geologist

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? This is an exciting and changing field. My firm currently provides environmental investigation and remediation services. We are looking toward LEED building services for new construction and existing buildings.

Hobbies: Cooking, exercising, knitting, swimming, visiting museums

Favorite book: “One True Thing” by Anna Quindlan

Favorite movie: “Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” (current)

Person you admire most (outside of family): John Adams

Keys to success: Hold fast to your dreams; don’t let other people’s negativity deter you.

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Lawyer