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TEN: Exploring New York with Natalie Malikyan

TEN // Aug 20, 2015

Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.

Although born and raised in New York City, Natalie Malikyan still finds inspiration from the exploration of budding new neighborhoods in and around the city.  Here’s a glimpse into Natalie’s life in TEN questions.

1. Tell me something about your home.Natalie Malikyan Picture My home is super relaxing and quiet, with lots of plant life and décor from around the world. It also always smells amazing because of all the candles I collect.

2. What did you do before you found this career?
Before I found this career I was applying to medical schools and physician assistant programs. That being said, I’ve always had an interest in real estate, particularly new development so I decided to make a change and I’m glad that I did!

3. What has been the highlight of your career?
My highlight thus far has been coming back to CORE. I’m excited about the trajectory my career is on and I’m honored to have been brought on by Elizabeth Kee. She’s an incredible broker and I’m excited for the future highlights!

4. What is your greatest daily challenge?
My greatest daily challenge is trying not to be, for lack of a better term, a control freak! I enjoy having a structured day and being able to check off all the boxes on a to do list, but in this industry it isn’t always like that and it takes some time to get used to that fact.

5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In ten years I see myself as a well-rounded and successful broker working in new development and resale and living somewhere downtown in my dream apartment.

6. Where do you find inspiration?
I find my inspiration in this city. I know that sounds very cliché, but it’s hard not to be inspired to be great when you were born and raised in New York City.

7. What’s your favorite restaurant?
Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico—it’s just unreal and I can’t even talk about it without wanting to book a flight down there tomorrow. My runner-up is Glasserie in Greenpoint. It’s phenomenal.

8. What’s your favorite movie or book?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I’ve probably read it 5 times.

9. What do you do in your free time?
I devote a majority of my free time to fitness and exploring neighborhoods with my boyfriend who also works in real estate. We devote each weekend to a different neighborhood–around NYC and the outer boroughs and even upstate or out east–and spend the day exploring what it has to offer.

10. Name one thing we might not know about you?
One thing you may not know about me is that I am half Ecuadorian and can read, write and speak Spanish fluently.