Ross Burack cited his mentor as the reason he pursued a career in real estate. His mentor also happens to be his brother.“My brother is nine and a half years older than me, and when I was in high school, I used to intern for my brother at The Jack Parker Corporation,” said Mr. Burack. “I always knew that I wanted to do this.”Five days after graduating from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, he began working at Winick Realty Group. Mr. Burack carved out a niche around Madison Square Park that stretches from NoMad to the Flatiron District; in the past six months alone, he has completed six deals in the area.“What’s great is we have significantly changed the rents, especially on the side streets,” said Mr. Burack. His faith in the area is so great that when he and his brother began a restaurant chain, Choza Taqueria, the first location opened on 27th Street and Madison Avenue.Beyond Flatiron, Mr. Burack was also chosen to be part of the team exclusively marketing a prestigious property adjacent to the new Hudson Yards area on behalf of The Related Companies.Mr. Burack attributes his success to his innate determination. “Nothing is given to you,” he said. “If you want something, you got to pick up the phone. You got to get outside. You have to hustle.”Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ross Burack and other top speakers and celebrities.