M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal — Women in Business — October 21 - November 17, 2022 — 21D


Women in Business

ow has your career experience influ- enced your current Stella Plotkin, Greystone “Property owners want to work with a professional that understands all angles” H life when choosing this profession?

the biggest differentiator in making Greystone the #1 HUD lender. What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young woman about to go into the field of com - mercial real estate or your allied field? Don’t accept the first an - swer you’re given. Where do you see your- self in five years? Being the top woman origi - nator in the country and us - ing that success to empower more females to break down walls in any industry. MAREJ

Stella Plotkin Vice President Greystone Years with company/firm: 7 Years Years in field: 11 Years Years in real estate industry: 7 Years Real estate organizations / affiliations: Greystone’s Women Network, JWBN (Jewish Women’s Business Network)

My uncle & founder of Greystone, Steve Rosenberg. Growing up, I had a front row seat watching Steve build Greystone from noth - ing. This wasn’t given to him – Steve carved out his own path in the most unforgiv - ing industry. How? By tak - ing the radical approach of kindness throughout every deal and relationship, which earned him a reputation of trust and respect. Kindness is not a common practice in this industry - but it’s been

role? When I joined Greystone in 2015, my goal was to gain a 360-degree approach to tackling real estate finance transactions. Property own - ers want to work with a pro - fessional that understands all angles – so I’ve done proj - ect management, underwrit - ing, business development, and now loan production. This well-rounded experi - ence on multiple platforms has given me a competitive edge at each stage of the deal cycle. What is your current position? Vice President Why do you like the profession/field you are in today? Merit - what I put in is what I get out. What unique qualities and or personality do you feel makes you most suc- cessful in your profession? Honesty and humanity. Whether it’s good or bad news, I report the facts and present a roadmap of tactical solutions to move the ball forward. I listen closely to my clients’ needs so that I can do the best job delivering at the closing table. How have you overcome challenges in this evolv- ing market? In this rapidly changing market, I’ve had to be cre - ative in evolving my industry relationships. Whether it’s with HUD offices, equity investors, or specific GCs to introduce to developers - I always rely on my deep net - work to bring deals across the finish line. Combined with working at Greystone, a privately owned lender, I’ve executed transactions that no other lenders are offering in these markets. Do you feel being a woman is an advantage, disadvantage or no ad- vantage in today’s busi- ness world? Why? Why not? Advantage, without a doubt. I harness my feminine qualities to bring creativity & attention to detail to each deal. If there’s one thing the men miss, it’s attention to detail. Who do you feel was most influential in your

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*Based upon combined originations for HUD’s 2022 fiscal year by Greystone Servicing Company LLC and Greystone Funding Company LLC

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