Brandon Polakoff: Principal and Executive Director of Tri-State Investment Sales at Avison Young on Expediting Growth in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

Release Date: October 5, 2022


In this episode of the Closing Table Podcast, we are joined by Brandon Polakoff, Principal and Executive Director of Tri-State Investment Sales in Avison Young’s New York City office. He is recognized as one of the youngest Principals in the company – as a result of his outstanding performance since joining the firm in 2018.

Brandon compares the difference between his work-life balance at the beginning of his career to what it is now, he talks about tips on how to be successful when you are just starting out in the real estate industry, as well as his take on leadership. Lastly, he gives us his personal take on choosing the right career and his routines to keep himself grounded. 

What’s discussed: 

0:00 - Intro

1:55 - Brandon’s work-life balance

5:01 - Brandon’s actionable tips for someone who’s just starting

10:15 - Importance of listening and observing in real estate

11:56 - What are Brandon’s tips in terms of leadership?

13:32 - How Brandon mobilizes his team when deals come in

16:07 - How to identify if someone is pulling their weight or not

17:50 - When Brandon would like to slow down

19:44 - Brandon’s thoughts on picking a career that resonates to your personality

21:14 - Brandon’s routines to keep him grounded

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