10C — October 26 - November 8, 2018 — Women in Business — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


Women in Business

Shannon Bona, Marcus & Millichap Persistence, tenacity and a never say die attitude

ell us how and when you began your ca- reer in the profession you are in: I fell in love with the City of Philadelphia during my time at Villanova. Towards the completion of my develop- ment program with PNC Real Estate, I was devastated that I may be placed elsewhere, so I reached out to my trusted pro- fessors who gave me the critical advice of “choose the city or choose the specific role in the industry and start applying.” After one conversation with the Regional Manager at Marcus & Millichap, I knew this was the T

closings. Who or what has been the strongest influence on your

young man who was in the same place I was three years ago, staring his career in bro-

Shannon Bona Associate

Marcus & Millichap Years with company/firm: 3+ Years in field: 7+ Real estate affiliations: Daniel M. Dilella Center for Real Estate; Villanova University; NovaNext Council; ICSC

“Do not be intimidated by what has been perceived as a male dominated industry, par- ticularly investment sales. You are not a female broker. You are a broker.” — Shannon Bona

kerage. While balancing a mentee and still furthering your business can be a chal- lenge, nothing is more grati- fying than seeing their first listings be won, their first deals go under contract, and his first

career? My father instilled upon me growing up his favorite life motto “make a difference.” Although he recently passed, he is still remembered fondly in my CT hometown and in my heart as a man who truly committed himself to dedicat- ing his life to better the com- munity as a police officer and eventually Chief of Police. He always went above and beyond for anyone who needed help, even if that meant leaving the house at two in morning to help a neighbor or friend facing difficulties. In a world of thousands of brokers, that’s how I differentiate myself. Ev- ery client, every deal is unique and should be handled with passion and care…I am glad to answer the phone at 10PM to assist a west coast client in their 1031 exchange. What unique qualities and or personality trait do you feel makes you most successful in your profe s- sion? Persistence, tenacity and a never say die attitude. I once met a prominent figure in the Philadelphia CRE community in a casual setting. Somehow the conversation of another beloved figure, Bruce Springs- teen, came up. I told him how I recently was front row and I took a coveted “selfie” with Bruce. He quickly replied and said, “well if you can make it on stage with him next time, you’ll be successful in whatev- er you do.” A few weeks later, I found myself dancing in the dark in front of a crowd of over 43,000 people at Citizens Bank Park. Success is inevitable if you are committed. What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young woman about to go into the field of commercial real estate or your allied field? Do not be intimidated by what has been perceived as a male dominated industry, particularly investment sales. You are not a female broker. You are a broker. 

career to constantly challenge me and let me excel beyond any limits. What was your greatest

professional accomplish- ment in 2018? At the end of 2017 I earned the opportunity to mentor a


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