We are just about at the midway point for our 2013 Mentoring Program. Please read below for the experience of Marc Adesso of Godfrey, Braun & Frasier, mentee:
I was very happy to find out that my mentor and I both work in the same historic building, but also very surprised that we had never run into each other before given our proximity. Jim and I had our first meeting over an informal lunch at the Waterfront Deli. It was a real pleasure learning about Jim’s vast professional and personal experiences. I was very surprised to learn the breadth of the real estate that Jim’s bank, the Private Bank, works on. Based on the institution’s name, I’d thought that Jim managed projects for high net worth individuals. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that his bank actually does a large number of commercial deals, and was interested to hear about some of Jim’s past successes and how they helped to grow the Private Bank to the national player that it is today. I look forward to using Jim as a resource in the future, to bounce ideas off him and get a banker’s perspective on the deals I myself am working on. It goes without saying that I am looking forward to the rest of the mentorship and beyond, including our next planned meeting that will coincide with the NAIOP boat cruise.
Note: If anyone is interested in participating in the Mentoring Program in the future, please contact Chris Korjenek at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an annual program. We will seek applications in November.