Leading by Example
By the time JM Schapiro graduated from The Park School in Baltimore, Maryland, the principal, teachers, and his parents were heartened to see how he had learned to channel his knack for leadership, let’s say, “more appropriately.”JM acknowledges that it took him some time to get on the right track.
Fast-forward to 2014. JM, CEO of Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), is honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year™ Finalist for Maryland, and last month also was named a National EOY Family Business Finalist.
JM parlayed those earliest life lessons into a calling to leadership, entrepreneurship, and service in business and in the community.
JM joined Baltimore, Maryland headquartered CRC in 1991.CRC is a full service commercial real estate investment and management company that owns a diversified portfolio of retail centers aggregating more than three million square feet of space, and apartment communities featuring more than 8,000 units. The value of CRC’s portfolio, positioned throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, exceeds $1 billion.
Founded in 1960 by JM’s father and grandfather, privately-held CRC provides people with spaces to live, work, shop and eat, while consistently rewarding investors and providing its own employees with one of the best and healthiest places to work.
JM shares advice to lead by – and to live by.
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