“I didn’t have any idea my son would be in
real estate,” says Grant. “I wanted it to be
his decision and it just happened to work
out from the standpoint of him wanting to
get back to Wichita. I didn’t push him one
way or the other.”
Angel Silverstein, an associate SIOR,
partner in Angelic Real Estate LLC in
Manhattan wandered into real estate in the
same manner as Bradley. He had gotten his
degrees in English and Communications
attending a number of universities including Oxford in England. Angel’s father
managed the family money which included
a number of different properties around
the world and that piqued his interest.
Although Angel calls himself as a spiritual
advisor, if pushed he will also say he likes
investments and holding property.
I have been writing for SIOR Report for at
least a decade and one of the most fre-
quent volunteers to be interviewed has
been Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR, and pres-
ident of Angelic Real Estate. There are a
small number of marrieds who are both
in commercial real estate and members
of SIOR. Marrieds see each other at the job
and when the job is over. I asked Gabriel
how they make it work.
“We have very complimentary skills as
opposed to overlapping skills,” Gabriel
comments. “Instead of two people who
bring the same thing to the table and logically would want to do the same part of
every project, instead we come at a situation from different points of view.”
Having interviewed Gabriel for many
years, I was always curious how he came
to call his business Angelic Real Estate,
but after interviewing Angel I thought I
figured out the answer. It was much more
prosaic than I expected.
“In 2004, we purchased a sailboat racing
team and the boat and team were named
Angelic, after Angel,” Gabriel explained.
“When we started the real estate company
I already had shirts, jackets and hats that
said ‘Angelic’ from the racing team. We
had a brand.”
Gabriel is the broker part of the team, while
Angel sticks to investments. And that, too,
is not unusual.
At The Geenty Group Realtors, Kevin now
spends a lot of his time overseeing the
family’s real estate investments, while
Kristin manages the company and does
There is one more dynamic that is important in family networks, the migration of
others in the family workforce to SIOR. One
can be in commercial real estate without
earning an SIOR designation, but it usually happens that if the parent is an SIOR
member, than the offspring, who is in real
estate, becomes a member.
Peter Krombach, SIOR, president of The
Maune Company in St. Louis, became a
member of the original SIR back in 1972.
He hung around long enough that in 1996
he became president of SIOR.
“I had been in the real estate business
since 1965,” says Peter. “SIR seemed like a
good way to expand my horizons relative
to doing business out of town. There was
a new chapter in St. Louis and I became
president. They sort of passed that one
around; it was a little easier than becoming
In the mid-1990s, Peter’ son Keith, entered
the commercial real estate business. Today,
Keith, SIOR, is an associate director with
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in Denver.
“When I joined it was after my dad had
been president,” says Keith. “It has been
great in SIOR because I just say my last
name and a lot of people, who have been in
business for a long time are happy to meet
me because they knew my dad. It was a
Although NGKF has its own network of
brokers, Keith still uses the SIOR network.
“About twice a year, there is a transaction Gabriel Silverstein, SIOR, and husband, Angel Silverstein, SIOR Associate's, complimentary skills
and teamwork have allowed them to have a successful business partnership.