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15 Things You Need to Know This Morning

15 Things You Need to Know This Morning
What You Don't Know About Roberta Liss
Photo: With husband, Morris, in Wintergreen, VA last month
Title: Executive Vice President of Leasing & Marketing, BECO Management.
Job focus: Run leasing group that leases firm's portfolio; work with brokerage community and tenants directly; also involved in acqusitions and marketing message for the portfolio.
Company: Owns and manages over 7.1 million square feet of office, flex, and warehouse in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Illinois.
Memorable projects: Representing The Property Group in Kaiser Permanente's 220k SF lease at Station Place in DC in 2009; acquisition of Motorola's 1.1M SF former campus in suburban Chicago a month ago
Current project: Leasing the BECO portfolio to 95% and expanding it.
Hometown: Margate, NJ.
Current home: Potomac, MD.
School: Penn State, Engineering.
First job: Running a snack bar in an Atlantic City hotel while in 7th grade.
Job in another life: Motivational speaker.
Dream project: Developing programs for the empowerment and success of women.
Why commercial real estate: The real estate events and industry parties are the best in the DC Metro and Baltimore area.
Most admired person (living or dead): Thomas Jefferson, Golda Meir, Todd Beamer (from United Flight 93).
Daily habit: Talk self into being positive.
Favorite movie: Frozen. 28-year-old nephew was part of the Academy Award-winning animation team.
Favorite bookMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
Favorite vacation spot: Italy, Greece, Canadian Rockies.
Favorite restaurant: Husband's cooking—he went to chef's school
Guilty pleasure: Creating new cocktails, and anything with ginger.
One item on bucket list: Go hiking in New Zealand.
Family: Husband, Morris Liss, three stepdaughters, seven grandchildren, and my dear old mother.
Startling fact: “I went diving with sharks in the Bahamas and survived."


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