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Professional Profile: Richard Baker 2011


  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Company: VVA, LLC
  • Location: 117 East 31st St., New York, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Ridgewood, N.J., April 25, 1955

Family: Wife, Linda; son, Jason; daughters: Marissa and Heather
College: Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Architecture
First job outside of real estate: Paperboy, mowed lawns
First job in real estate or allied field: Summer intern at Western Union Real Estate
Division, Saddle River, N.J.
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? VVA, LLC is a leading
independent construction project management firm, headquartered in New York City with
an office in Washington, D.C. VVA provides Project Management & Consulting to a
variety of industries, including: law firms, financial services, media & entertainment,
hospitality, healthcare, educational, new building development, non-profits, retail and
mission critical facilities. The firm manages commercial construction, renovation,
relocation, infrastructure and development projects.
Hobbies: Riding motorcycles, skiing, hiking, kayaking, art
Favorite book: “Into Thin Air”
Favorite movie: “The Deer Hunter”
Person you admire most (outside of family): Frank Lloyd Wright
Keys to success: Perseverance, tenacity, integrity, honesty
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Pilot