After spending more than a decade at other CRE brokerage firms, I learned many valuable lessons for which I am grateful. And yet something was missing. More and more the needs of the firm outweighed the needs of everyone and everything else around it. I was content, and I worked with good people, but I wasn’t excited anymore. Two roads diverged in a wood and I could certainly have taken the road well-traveled, but I wouldn’t have been happy. Happiness is hard to quantify. It cannot be achieved with higher titles, more comp or bonuses, or more dedicated internal resources alone. For me, happiness could only come through the alignment of business philosophies with my colleagues and clients. And while we may have many diverse other philosophies, our common commitment at Keyser to the cause of service is what drew me to this firm and made me want to take the plunge and start one in New York, the largest and most challenging market the world over. Keyser’s commitment to service through its embrace of diverse ideas is what convinced me to introduce this philosophy to New York, the largest and most challenging market in the world. As a veritable David taking on several Goliaths, we must be different because we cannot afford not to be. We aren’t a production-at-any-cost firm – we are a firm committed to each other, to our clients, and to better the worlds around us, both great and small.
DATA CENTERS: DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS
& My Personal Commitment to Service
It’s so easy to be selfish in this business. It’s rewarded, elevated and promoted – at times it’s even venerated. But it’s not satisfying. Throughout my career, client service is the only reason that I have clients; they must matter more than me. Providing service to clients beyond our self-interest is a necessary element to success, but I want to go further than that. My work must be a commitment to my colleagues, my family and friends, my city, my society, and the world if it is to be truly impactful. A commitment to professional and humanistic education, to sustainability and social responsibility, to diversity and inclusion, and to the furtherance of scientific inquiry is my mission. Business success is the result of that commitment, not the purpose.
Niagara University, Honors Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude
The University of Vermont, Master of Arts
Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Master of Philosophy (ABD)
New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate, Certificate in Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management
Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York State
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, State of New Jersey
LEED AP BD+C
Data Center Certified Associate, APC Schneider Electric
Real Estate Board of New York
U.S. Green Building Council
ISACA, New York Metro Chapter
Wall Street Blockchain Alliance