Leadership: Your 2017 Commercial Leadership

Deena Zimmerman

COMMERCIAL LIAISON

Favorite Book: Goals! by Brian Tracy

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere I can walk out the door and step onto a beach

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: ALWAYS trust your gut, it’s never wrong.

Tray Bates, CCIM CIPS, SIOR

CHAIR, COMMERCIAL COMMITTEE

Favorite Book: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I favor a warm climate with water access. Corpus Christi, TX fits the bill for me!

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: When driving through your market, never return from a meeting using the same route as you used to get there. You will notice opportunities you would have missed.

Beth Cristina, ALC

VICE CHAIR, COMMERCIAL COMMITTEE

Favorite Book: The Bible

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Washington,  D.C.

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Never assume anything!

Michael Schoonover, ALC, GREEN, SFR

CHAIR, COMMERCIAL LEG/REG ADVISORY BOARD

Favorite Book: Team  of Rivals:  The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Western Washington  State

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Always pound the first nail.

Kieyasien Moore, CCIM

VICE CHAIR, COMMERCIAL LEG/REG ADVISORY BOARD

Favorite Book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Maui, Hawaii

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Work comes in, work goes out, so learn the degree of effort required to get each job done.

Mike Vachani, ABR, CIPS

CHAIR, COMMERCIAL RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD

Favorite Book: None

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Italy

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: We can always replace a job but you cannot replace your family and friends – make sure you have a good balance between the two and make your decisions based on this!

Mike Craddock

VICE CHAIR, COMMERCIAL RESEARCH ADVISORY BOARD

Favorite   Book:  Great   History   Books  or   Historical Biographies

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? White, Blue, & Warm: White sand, Blue water, and Sun

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: You need to be more serious – oh wait, that’s never happened! It is the Golden Rule!

Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, CIPS, CRE, GRI

CHAIR, COMMERCIAL LEADERSHIP FORUM

Favorite Book: Cosmos by Carl Sagan

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? St. Thomas

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Pray as if everything depended on God and then work as if everything depended on you.

Cathy Coneway, Gri

VICE CHAIR, COMMERCIAL LEADERSHIP FORUM

Favorite Book: Any book by James Patterson

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Vienna, Austria

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Pick a path in real estate, be persistent, and always ask for feedback.

O. Randall Woodury, CPM

CHAIR, COMMERCIAL ECONOMIC  ISSUES & TRENDS FORUM

Favorite Book: Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and Music of Laurel Canyon by Harvey Kubernik

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Hawaii

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: From my grandfather 40 yrs ago, “An Optimist will build castles in the sky. A Dreamer will live there. A Realist will collect rent from both of them!”

Soozi Jones-Walker, CCIM GRI, SIOR

VICE CHAIR, COMMERCIAL ECONOMIC  ISSUES & TRENDS FORUM

Favorite Book: Words That Work by Frank Luntz

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Tahiti, in a hut over the water with a glass of wine.

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Keep your ego in your pocket and your eye on the goal – get your deal done. It’s not about you, it’s about your client.

Deborah Newell

VICE CHAIR, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FORUM

Favorite Book: QBQ! The Question  Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability  at Work and in Life by John G. Miller

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? France

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: “You get more bees with honey.” Advice from my mother. And the same advice I find that I give others and try to remember myself when dealing with “challenging” clients.

Paul Dizmang, CRS, GRI

CHAIR, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FORUM

Favorite Book: It changes all the time, but today it is Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Kauai, Hawaii

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Always make financial decisions first before emotional ones. And a close 2nd and my favorite, Never fall in love with something that can’t love you back.

Angela West, CCIM, SIOR

CHAIR, LARGE COMMERCIAL FIRMS ADVISORY GROUP

Favorite Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Vienna, Austria

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.

Dawn Carpenter, CPM

VICE CHAIR, LARGE COMMERCIAL FIRMS ADVISORY GROUP

Favorite Book: Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Bora Bora

The best piece of Career Advice you ever received: Be real and get to know people.

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