As told by Julien’s first business partner, Mike Solomon, hear how young Julien and his family escape the Nazi blitzkrieg across Europe, and make their way to New York. Hear how this enterprising teenager, without a formal high school education, builds a career and company from a walk up small apartment into the Studley juggernaut that, after his retirement, sold to a publicly traded company for a quarter billion dollars. Replete with fascinating details along the way, enjoy the story of a titan of commercial real estate, Julien J. Studley.
Monthly Archives: June 2018
Episode 6 of “Stages to Success” is an interview with Susan Slaughter, retired principal trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony and Gail Williams, retired Associate Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Through the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, Gail and Susan reigned imperiously in the brass sections of their respective orchestras. Susan recorded extensively as principal trumpet in St. Louis, and Gail’s Chicago Symphony brass section was generally regarded as the finest in the world. Gail and Susan are pioneers among women in brass sections, and title chairs. Listen to their tales of skyrocketing to the pinnacle of their careers, which each started in rural America.
Episode 5 of “Stages to Success” is an interview of Jonathan Zimmerman, Managing Broker of Willard Jones Real Estate in Chicago. Jonathan dominates the niche of Class C landlord representation in Chicago. He’s a life-long Chicagoan who started his own company, after decades listing properties for Rubloff. Jonathan’s humble, consistent, and honest brokerage, working with the lowest lease rate buildings in the city are a benchmark for fair dealing. Listen to Jonathan’s tale, from his inauspicious start, representing an unoccupied office building, to his prominence in this sector today.
Episode 4 of “Stages to Success” is an interview with Doug Prosser, principal trumpet of the Rochester Philharmonic and Chris Wu, from the first violin section of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Doug and Chris both stared down the barrel of a career-ending injury very early in their promising careers. Their returns to the symphony orchestra are remarkable and inspiring. Hear how Doug had to rebuild from the very beginnings of his studies, and how Chris cheated death and came back to his career that has taken him to concerts around the world.