You Know Me !
1. How do we know you?
I met Patrick through mutual acquaintances several years ago and we became good friends soon after. We talk about everything from real estate to our favorite places to get Chinese food.
2. What is your latest project?
As a luxury real estate broker, I am constantly working on the same project–finding my clients their “dream home” in Manhattan.
3. Where are you living?
I live in the Flatiron District on 22nd Street by Madison Square Park.
4. What don”t we know about you?
During my free time, I enjoy painting and training as an amateur boxer.
5. What is your favorite travel destination?
Recently, I’ve really enjoyed spending time in Cartagena. In general, I like to explore new travel destinations that I have never been to.
6. What inspires you?
I’m inspired by the beauty found in simple things and seeing how far I am able to push myself to achieve specific goals.
7. If not yourself, who would you be?
When I was very young, I really wanted to be a cowboy. After all these years, I still think that would be pretty cool.
8. What book is your bible?
I don’t have a “bible,” but I tend to pick up books that are relevant to what I am interested in at the time. Overall, I would say etiquette books are resources that I consistently gravitate to. Good manners and knowing how to treat people well really goes a long way in this business.
9. What is your favorite word?
The word dichotomy, even though I have only had the opportunity to use it in a sentence a few times.
10. Who is your biggest hero?
Someone who does the right thing, not the easy thing.
11. How would you define success?
Leaving the world a better place than how you found it.
12. What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Q: What scares you?
A: Having my picture taken. Seriously, ask Patrick.
Michael Rubin is a luxury real estate broker with CORE Group.
Photography by Patrick McMullan for PatrickMcMullan.com
Design by Mina Darius
Michael Rubin, TNT”s “The Last Ship Experience: Survival Is An Art”, DIA at 545 West 22nd Street, NYC, June 19, 2014 , Photography by Patrick McMullan for PatrickMcMullan.com