Duke Long's Influence on Commercial Real Estate

by Capstak

  1.     What excites you about working in commercial real estate?


  1.     What scares you about working in commercial real estate?


  1.     Which buildings do you admire?

All of New York. No place like it on this earth.

  1.     If you could work in only one type of building, what would it be?


  1.     What quality do you like most in a CRE deal?

Cashing a check at the end.

  1.     Which historical figure do you most identify with?


  1.     Which CRE professional do you most admire?

Sam Zell.

  1.     Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

I am the godfather.

  1.     Which words or phrases should be used more by the average CRE professional?

How can we collaborate?

  1.  What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My kids.

  1.  If you could change one thing about how you conduct business, what would it be?

Be less cynical.

  1.  Which talent would you most like to have?

Keep my mouth shut.

  1.  What do you love about your job?

Different everyday and meeting new people.

  1.  What do you dislike about your job?

The grind.

  1.  What do you most value in your business colleagues?

Their brains.

  1.  What do you consider the most overrated indicator of real estate market activity?

The stock market.

  1.  What do you consider the most underrated indicator of real estate market activity?

Job creation.

  1. If you could change one thing about CRE, what would it be?

Adoption of technology.

  1. How bullish or bearish are you on the current CRE market?

I’m middle of the road right now.

  1. What is your motto? 

Did I mention I am the godfather?


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