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Jeffrey Schleider: ‘I was disenchanted with boring, corporate brokerages’

A founder and CEO talks about how he was inspired to go independent

Jeffrey Schleider is the founder and CEO of Miron Properties. Describe what you do in one sentence: Miron Properties is a creative and driven real estate marketing, advisory and brokerage firm; as CEO, every day I work to grow and improve our firm for both our agents and clients. Age: 35 Degree, school: Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University Location: New York City What's your favorite activity outside of work and why? When I'm not working, you can often find me and my wife hiking or biking in upstate New York. What's your favorite classic piece of literature and why? The "Old Man and the Sea" -- Hemingway's genius distilled into the short, brilliant piece is definitely my favorite. Are you the first entrepreneur in your family? Yes. Why'd you decide to join your company? I decided to start Miron Properties because I was disenchanted with boring corporate brokerages and saw an opportunity to leverage Internet marketing and a startup culture to cr...