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Visit the paper online nyrej.com Upstate Professional Profiles New York Real Estate Journal January 31 - February 13, 2012 13C Aaron Hilger President Builders Exchange Inc. Name: Aaron Hilger Title: President Company: Builders Exchange, Inc. Location: Rochester, N.Y. Birthplace: Lockport, N.Y. Family: Nikki (wife), triplet 7 year olds: Sophie, Emma, Alexander College: University of Rochester First job outside of real estate: Warehouse helper First job in real estate or allied field: Government Relations Assistant, National Roofing Contractors Association What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Builders Exchange is a trade association that represents commercial building contractors. We have over 700 members in the Rochester MSA and provide a range of services including: information and news, training, labor relations and advocacy. We are growing by adding new associations to work with. We currently manage six trade associations and a new coalition called Build- ers Exchange Building a Better Rochester. Hobbies: Tennis, squash, reading and teaching the kids new things! Favorite book: "Watership Down" Favorite movie: "The Lord of the Rings" Persons you admire most (outside of family): Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Vaclav Havel Keys to success: Running associations and representing members in government relations and labor relations, requires a clear vision, high level of integrity and being able to allow others to take credit for wins, even though they have not earned it. If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? I would be running a tech start- up and/or be involved in venture capital. Daniel Monte President The Rose Hill Group of WNY Ltd. Name: Daniel Monte Title: President Company: The Rose Hill Group of WNY LTD. "RHG" Location: Buffalo, N.Y. Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y. Family: Wife, Michelle, and grown children College: University of Washington, Seattle First job outside of real estate: Lifeguard and tennis teacher First job in real estate of allied field: Real estate appraiser, Seattle, Wash. What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Commercial finance and advisory services Hobbies: Woodworking, golf, skiing, sports in general Favorite book: All works of Clive Cussler Favorite movie: "Caddy Shack" and "Animal House" Keys to success: Work hard, stay focused and have fun. If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Gym teacher/coach Shana Stegner Director, Office Sales & Leasing CBRE | Buffalo Name: Shana Stegner Title: Director, Office Sales & Leasing Company: CBRE/Buffalo Location: Buffalo, N.Y. Birthplace: Lewiston, N.Y. Family: Husband, Matt Stegner; children: Joshua, 8, Ella, 5, Allyson, 3 College: Buffalo State College First job outside of real estate: Frontier Fruit & Nut Factory Kiosk at Boulevard Mall First job in real estate or allied field: Braden Fellman Group, Atlanta, Ga. What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? CBRE/Buffalo offers a full range of commercial real estate services and continually strives to maintain our competi- tive edge by keeping educated and well informed. This allows us to provide our clients with the most current commercial real estate information and techniques in the industry. Hobbies: Hot yoga, exercise and playing with my kids Favorite movie: "Wedding Crashers" Persons you admire most (outside of family): Professionally: My mentor Preston Snyder of Braden Fellman Group in Atlanta, Ga. Personally: My longtime friend and mother of five, Carrie Cariello Keys to success: Honesty, accountability and a good work/life balance If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Interior design James Taylor CEO Taylor, The Builders Name: James Taylor Title: CEO Company: Taylor, The Builders Location: Penfield, N.Y. Birthplace: Akron, Ohio Family: Wife, Amelia; 3 daughters, ages 22, 20 and 18 College: St. Lawrence University, St. John Fisher College First job outside of real estate: I was cutting lawns and delivering papers by the age of 12. My first job for someone else was a busboy at age 16. These taught me the values of customer service and good communication. First job in real estate or allied field: Mason's tender and laborer, summers during col- lege. This is where I learned respect for skilled tradespeople and the value of good field coordination. What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? We currently focus on de- livering exceptional customer service for commercial, industrial and multifamily custom- ers across western New York. Our short term plan is to expand our geographic reach and to pursue more opportunities in the retail, institutional and hospitality markets. Hobbies: Running, hiking, skiing, cycling, golf, guitar, cooking Favorite book: "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand Keys to success: Teamwork, vision and a positive outlook