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Professional Profile: Royce Pinkwater 2016


  • Title: Founder & CEO
  • Company: Pinkwater Select
  • Location: 25 E. 67 St., New York, NY
  • Birthplace: New York City

Education: BA, NYU, Psychology

First job outside of real estate:  Summer jobs in sales at Gucci and Bloomingdales

First job in real estate or allied field:  Feathered Nest, the top tier rental firm in NYC at the time.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? After a very successful 25 years as a SVP at Sotheby’s International Realty, I founded my own firm, Pinkwater Select, in order to have the freedom to advise global investors and source the very best commercial and residential property for their portfolios.  We then turnkey the property and resell at a significant profit; or we hold and improve strong cash flow returns. We have created partnerships with companies at the forefront of innovation in technology for real estate.  We believe it will have a very large impact on this business. We will also invest in real estate that we can create the most value with.  We foresee the property market shifting in terms of what will be developed next, and we are ready.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? On some days, I attend dinners and parties; on others, I relax with my twin boys, reading articles on relevant topics and watching The Voice and Empire!

Favorite book or author:  “Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero,” by William Makepeace Thackeray

Favorite movie: “The Godfather, Parts 1 and 3”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Adele, “Hello”

One word to describe your work environment: Beautiful

Rules to live by in business: Your reputation is everything: once you lose it you can never get it back.  Collaboration and generosity to your partner creates more success.  Play to win:  I will not rest until I successfully complete the projects I take on.  Take the time to understand what people want and why:  achieving success after that is far easier.

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?  Martin Luther King, the corner table in the upstairs dining room at Daniel

What is your dream job? I’m in it.