26 episodes

In Real Estate REality Check (College and High School Edition), Larry Haber, a reformed yet recovered developer, attorney, CPA and the creator of Leasing REality - as a means of providing career, job interview, workplace and other educational tips - channels rock n’ roll, hip-hop, sports, historical and pop culture icons as a bridge to empower his student guests to educate and motivate their fellow aspiring and business rock stars to reach their full potential … whatever that may be!

Real Estate REality Check (College and High School Edition‪)‬ Leasing REality & Larry Haber: Real Estate Entrepreneur

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In Real Estate REality Check (College and High School Edition), Larry Haber, a reformed yet recovered developer, attorney, CPA and the creator of Leasing REality - as a means of providing career, job interview, workplace and other educational tips - channels rock n’ roll, hip-hop, sports, historical and pop culture icons as a bridge to empower his student guests to educate and motivate their fellow aspiring and business rock stars to reach their full potential … whatever that may be!

    Episode 025: Scot Policastro

    Episode 025: Scot Policastro

    Introduction:
    Today we are fortunate to have with us none other than Scot Policastro from Far Hills, New Jersey. Scot was a 2019 summer intern at Leasing REality, and is currently a sophomore at Northeastern University. A random “fun fact” about Scot is that he goes to Dunkin’ daily.
     
    Episode Notes: 
    At 1:43, Scot Policastro discusses the importance of being confident and a go-getter, going the extra step, and remaining calm. At 3:32, Scot speaks on thinking outside of the box, not limiting yourself, and being creative. At 4:45, Policastro notes that he learns the most when he least expects it. At 6:23, he shares that his “happy place” is when he is in the comfort of his car. At 7:31, Scot points out that he gets his “ya ya’s out” by being super active or lazy. At 8:26, Policastro dives into how walking and keeping active clears his mind. At 9:25, he dishes on how he finds the balance, as well as his process in setting reasonable goals. At 10:30, Scot dishes on constantly trying to push himself and learn new things. At 11:46, Policastro explains how he goes about differentiating himself from his peers. At 13:01, he talks about dealing with the “noise” at Northeastern University. At 14:28, Scot Policastro closes out the podcast by touching upon his experiences at George Washington University’s summer program, which provided clarity and opened some doors for him. 

    • 18 min
    Episode 024: Nicole Pena

    Episode 024: Nicole Pena

    Introduction:
    Today we are fortunate to have with us none other than Nicole Pena from Wellington, Florida. Nicole was a 2019 summer intern at Leasing REality, and is currently a sophomore at NYU Stern School of Business. A random fun fact about Nicole is that she was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia and is fluent in Spanish.
     
    Episode Notes: 
    At 1:41, Nicole Pena discusses having a work ethic being a differentiating factor. At 2:50, Nicole talks about being yourself and confident, and not compromising who you are. At 4:07, Pena notes that prioritizing what is truly important to you is essential. At 4:55, she comments on the happiness versus money debate when it comes to her career. At 5:57, Nicole touches upon respecting the ideas of others, teamwork, and her experience at Leasing REality. At 7:37, Pena believes that one reaps what they sow, and as a result one must work hard to see the fruits of their labor. At 8:28, she dishes on being from the school of showing up with a positive attitude and willingness to learn and grow. At 9:24, Nicole touches upon learning and recovering gracefully from past mistakes. At 10:29, Pena mentions that at the end of the day, the journey to the solution is what is remembered. At 11:24, she advises how she remains focused with all the “noise” present at NYU. At 12:29, Nicole provides some insight for the younger generation: keep an open mind as there’s so much more to learn. At 13:24, Pena dives into how she goes about mastering her craft. At 14:25, she points out that it is extremely easy to get distracted by the “shiny things” in the world, but when all is said and done, those distractions are so relative and temporary. At 14:53, Nicole answers a question pertaining to giving back. At 15:54, Nicole Pena closes out the podcast with a message that kindness truly goes a long way and doesn’t go unseen.
     

    • 18 min
    Episode 023: Megan Clow

    Episode 023: Megan Clow

    Introduction:
    Today we are fortunate to have with us none other than Megan Clow from Westchester, New York. Megan was a 2019 summer intern at Leasing REality, and is currently a junior at the College of the Holy Cross. A random fun fact about Megan is that her favorite movie is “The Polar Express.” 
     
    Episode Notes: 
    At 1:38, Megan Clow discusses change being inevitable, moving forward, and being grateful for experiences you have had. At 3:09, Megan shares how she “makes a difference” volunteering at an elderly center, as well as her involvement in charitable initiatives at school. At 5:00, Clow notes that work ethic comes from passion. At 6:05, she advises that one should not compare themselves to other people. At 6:49, Megan Clow closes out the podcast revealing that she would like to continue being a better version of herself.
     

    • 9 min
    Episode 022: Tara Smyth

    Episode 022: Tara Smyth

    Introduction:
    Today we are fortunate to have with us none other than Tara Smyth from Pearl River, New York. Tara was a 2019 summer intern at Leasing REality, and is currently a senior at University of Delaware. A random fun fact about Tara is that her Gaelic football team once won an international championship in Ireland representing New York.
     
    Episode Notes: 
    At 2:00, Tara Smyth discusses staying true to oneself, and how humor helps her relate and connect with others. At 3:17, Tara talks about passion, happiness, and her desire to find a job that gives her excitement everyday. At 4:39, Smyth visits the topic of “doing the right thing,” and shares some lessons learned from her parents. At 5:53, she speaks on bouncing back when faced with adversity and/or failure. At 6:56, Tara shares her “happy place” in her family lake house in New Jersey during the summertime. At 8:18, Smyth dishes on how she deals with stress. At 9:54, she dives into going off grid: putting her phone down, going for walks, drawing, painting, free writing, and listening to music. At 11:42, Tara notes her love for Gaelic football, and reminiscences of the time she travelled to Ireland to play. At 13:40, Smyth reflects on her parents instilling selflessness and putting others before herself. At 14:47, she points out what she is truly shameless about. At 15:59, Tara mentions what’s typically on her mind before going to bed. At 17:06, Smyth answers a hypothetical question on where she would go on date night. At 18:16, she speaks about “starting from the bottom,” and learning what it means to have nothing. At 19:05, Tara Smyth closes out the podcast reflecting on her collaborative Leasing REality internship experience. 

    • 22 min
    Episode 021: Nicole Hurowitz

    Episode 021: Nicole Hurowitz

    Introduction:
    Today we are fortunate to have with us none other than Nicole Hurowitz from Mount Sinai, New York. Nicole was a 2019 summer intern at Leasing REality, and is currently a junior at Stony Brook University. A random fun fact about Nicole is that she has been to Disney World ten times. 
     
    Episode Notes: 
    At 1:42, Nicole Hurowitz discusses the importance of possessing a work ethic and being productive. At 2:36, Nicole touches upon waking up each day with a love for what you do. At 3:32, Hurowitz speaks about her upbringing and how she “makes a difference” for others in the community. At 4:46, she shares her “happy place,” namely that of attending concerts. At 5:43, Nicole notes that one must be selfish at times and as a result, act in its best interest. At 6:31, Hurowitz dishes on being a commuter student at Stony Brook University, and always being on the go. At 7:39, Nicole Hurowitz closes out the podcast by diving head first into her “major keys” and her definition of “success.”

    • 10 min
    Episode 020: Katie Zampolin

    Episode 020: Katie Zampolin

    Introduction:
    Today we are fortunate to have with us none other than Katie Zampolin from Briarcliff Manor, New York. Katie was a 2019 summer intern at Leasing REality, and is currently a junior at Wake Forest University. A random fun fact about Katie is that she can walk across a room using only her hands.
     
    Episode Notes: 
    At 1:56, Katie Zampolin stresses the importance of staying true to yourself and not following the crowd. At 2:48, Katie believes that happiness is crucial when it comes to one’s career. At 3:45, Zampolin touches upon flexibility, adapting, and overthinking. At 4:26, she points out that humans are dependent creatures that need each other. At 5:16, Katie discusses putting your best foot forward, as you are in control of the outcome. At 5:55, Zampolin shares her “happy place” in the Aquinnah beaches in Martha's Vineyard. At 6:43, she dives into a story about how her perspective changed subsequent to her college application process. At 8:43, Katie speaks on learning, growing and lastly, why one is more than their transcript and grades. At 10:49, Zampolin answers the question: “Do nice guys finish last?” At 12:49, Katie Zampolin closes out the podcast with the message: “Laugh hard and love harder.”
     

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