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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 Rich Rhodes
Photo: With family in Riviera Maya, Mexico this past Spring.
Title: Managing Principal, and national Chairman of the Board, Cresa.
Company: Largest firm in the world that exclusively represents tenants. 60 offices and 1,000 employees nationwide. $240M in gross revenue 2013.   
Manage firm’s four local offices along with five other managing principals while working on my client relationships; as Chairman, run quarterly meetings and weigh in on big picture strategic decisions. 
Current clients:  The Motley Fool, RLJ Lodging, ESI International.    
Grew upMonsey, NY.
Current homePotomac.
Why DC: Came for a job, was lucky to be hired, with one I turned out to be good at, with the Ezra Company
School: Tulane.
First job: Peeling potatoes in a deli in Spring Valley, NY.
Person to meet, living or dead: Paul McCartney, John Lennon.  
Greatest fear:  Other than something happening to my family, not being excited to go to work in the morning.
Daily habit: Up at 5 and exercise, including yoga, running, and swimming.
Favorite app:
Favorite movies: The Sting. "No backup."
Favorite restaurant: Raku or Crab Claw.
Favorite book: Anything nonfiction. Currently reading Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink.
Favorite vacation spot: Patagonia, Argentina. Went skiing there in July.
Guilty pleasure: Red wine.
Bucket list: Live in Italy for a month; live in Colorado for a month; live in NYC for a month.
Family facts: Married, three daughters, two in college, one in high school.
Hobbies: Playing music (more on that in a second), golf, yoga, running, swimming, rooting for NY Giants, NY Rangers, Nats, and Wizards.
Startling fact: Play keyboards, trombone, and sing in a local band called "Seven Car Pile Up" that does 3-4 gigs a year. Band picks a charity and donates all proceeds.


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