Blake Chroman, 37 Jones Lang LaSalle, Senior Vice President
Accomplishments: Working on projects and transactions for some of the world's most successful companies; becoming a sought-after expert on the Meadowlands submarket; forming a young professionals group within Jones Lang LaSalle; serving as an elected councilman for the borough of Demarest.
Super Power: Mindreading.
What You Wish You'd Known Earlier: "That the combination of excellent client service and building strong relationships with clients, partners and colleagues is as important as, if not more important than, what you know. I've learned that, at the end of the day, the commercial real estate business is more about making connections and understanding client needs than it is about deals and buildings."
Most Influential Role Model: "My father-in-law. I admire him for many reasons, but primarily for building a successful business from scratch. The advice, insight, support and lessons he's provided over the years have been invaluable. I'll never be able to repay him, but I hope to pay it forward."
Essential App: LinkedIn.
Jones Lang LaSalle
Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen County
Superhero Name: Mastermind