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John Libretti featured in NYREJ’s Professional Profile Section

New York Real Estate Journal (NYREJ) is the commercial real estate media source for the NY area. In their latest issue, our Managing Directors, John Libretti, is featured in their Professional Profile section which includes professionals who are up and coming in commercial real estate. Click HERE for full issue and read John’s Q&A below!

First job in real estate or allied field
Financial Analyst  

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:
I currently work at Progress Capital (a commercial real estate advisory firm) as a Commercial Mortgage Broker, where I assist my clients in obtaining the most favorable financing options and terms available.  My plan for the future is to establish a $100 million real estate portfolio.

One word to describe your work environment:

Two things on your bucket list:
Own a building on Fifth Ave in New York City and go skydiving.

Favorite vacation destination:

Favorite book:
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Favorite movie
Wolf of Wall Street

I can’t wait for the next season of: 

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous? Who? 
I’ve been told that I resemble Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead,but NOT related to you) who would it be and where would you go?
I would go to Nobu in Manhattan with Elon Musk.

Rules to live by in business:
My rulebook is simple – Be honest, transparent and always put clients first. I make every effort to secure the best deal available for my clients, while trying to provide them with an overall good experience throughout the entire process. It’s important for me to have my clients recognize that I’m committed in doing the right thing on their behalf, whether it results in business or not.

What is your DREAM job? (NOT your current job):
I have to say that being a luxury real estate developer in Bel Air or Beverly Hills, CA would be the “dream job” for me.

John’s experience in evaluating, purchasing and reselling investment properties on behalf of his clients, combined with his proficiency in underwriting and negotiating positions him as a specialist in commercial real estate financing. He is able to use this experience in order to advise, originate and close transactions on behalf of high net worth individuals. John graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a minor in Computer Information Systems.

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