M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — 30 Under 30 — June 26 - July 16, 2020 — 7C
30 U nder 30 Karine Blanc, The Blau & Berg Company "Every property, person, and transaction has a story"
business is business. That two people agree on a number and the deal is done but it’s
hard – there’s still a part of you that underestimates it. They say “success is going
ow do you contrib- ute to your com- pany and/or the
Karine Blanc Multifamily Expert Years with company/firm: 3 Years Years in field: 6 Years Years in real estate industry: 6 Years Real estate organizations/
industry? I participate in as many speaking arrangements as possible. As a black woman in commercial real estate, there are not a lot of people who look like me in this industry. It’s imperative for people like us to participate in panel discussions to make our voices heard. Also, I have a background in economics and finance so I also try to be an informative resource for my company and my in - dustry. Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career? My daughter Aiva. She gives every day her all with- out being weighed down by yesterday or worried about tomorrow. I need to be more like her.
Having a network feels like you have this force behind you supporting you every step of your career. Everyone is so committed to doing business together and getting deals done it makes this industry so exciting.
affiliations: WX – New York Women Executives in Real Estate, Rutgers University Center for Real Estate
never that simple. My ability to come up with creative solu- tions has helped me in this profession. What challenges and or obstacles do you feel you needed to overcome to become as successful as you are today? I had to become a better listener. Whether it’s with my clients, my network, or my mentors. It’s so easy for people to be focused on their own agenda. Listening takes you to the next level. MAREJ
from failure to failure with - out loss of enthusiasm”. It’s like that. You have to commit to keep going and you will reach the goals eventually. What unique qualities and or personality do you feel makes you most successful in your profes- sion? I enjoy listening to people’s stories. Every property, per - son, and transaction has a story and I try to learn as much as possible. I’m also very strategic. People think
network feels like you have this force behind you sup - porting you every step of your career. Everyone is so committed to doing business together and getting deals done it makes this industry so exciting. What were some of your early goals and did any- thing happen to change them? No matter how much the veterans in this industry try to warn you that this job is
What impact has social media/networking had on your career? Social media and network - ing have had such a big influ - ence on my career. Through social media you can reach such a large number of people in just a few minutes. I’ve gotten listings and valuable introductions through social media. Networking changed my life. The real estate indus - try is so connected – everyone knows everyone. Having a
The Blau & Berg Company proudly congratulates Karine Blanc & Chris Chiusolo for being named to Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal’s 30 Under 30! 30 UNDER 30
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