Being a young commercial real estate broker is brutal Industry’s top dogs chat about their work-life balance (or lack thereof)
From left: Mitchell Steir, Darcy Stacom and Stephen Siegel
If you want to make it to the top of the commercial brokerage heap, forget about work-life balance, at least in the beginning. Take it from Savills Studley’s CEO Mitchell Steir.
“Early on in my career, over the first 10, 12 years, I never took a personal call,” he said Friday at SIOR’s annual conference in New York. “I think time management is critical, I mean all we’ve got is our time.”
Steir shared the stage with CBRE’S Darcy Stacom and Stephen Siegel and Cushman Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler, and one of the topics they talked about was how successful brokers manage to 爱上海同城 strike a work-life balance. Turns out it’s pretty difficult.
Early in her career, Stacom was as staunchly anti-leisure as Steir. “I never really entertained outside of the office no breakfast, no lunches, no dinners, no entertaining. None,” she recalled. “I just went hardcore at work and differentiating myself through knowledge of the market or research, etc.”
Later Stacom had kids, and she said she managed to make time for them by living close to her office. “And then finally I built a team because I was like, ‘I want to be able to take a vacation and actually enjoy myself,’” she said.
“My daughter remembers picking up the phone ( ) and saying, Mr. Trump, my mom is on vacation. Click.”
Siegel said he managed to spend time[……]