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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Virginia Watson 2014


  • Title: Senior Business Strategist
  • Company: New York Grant Co.
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: Fairfax, VA

Education: BA Philosphy, The Evergreen State College; MAEd Education, Virginia Polytechnic & State University (Virginia Tech)

First job outside of real estate: Working the registrar’s office at Virginia Tech.

First job in real estate or allied field: Marketing at Dagher Engineering (a MEP firm working with major developers in N.Y.C.)

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Right now I’m working on re-branding the New York Grant Co., which is an incredibly exciting opportunity for a marketer. In the future, I’m looking forward to bringing NYGC’s message and mission to an international audience.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? When the weather is warmer, I take long walks along the East River with my family. Otherwise I knit.

Favorite book or author: “Jitterbug Perfume” by Tom Robbins

Favorite movie: “L.A. Story”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “The End of All Things” by Panic at the Disco

One word to describe your work environment: Convivial

Rules to live by in business: No problems, only solutions.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? Anthony Bourdain. I’d let him choose where. (Street food is fine.)

What is your dream job? Music Journalist. Cult Leader. Sheep Farmer. Professional Dilettante.