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Executive Assistant Personal

Location:
New Milford, CT
Posted:
May 23, 2020

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LAURA R. ABBOTT

914-***-**** • addd6g@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Resourceful, self-starting Executive/Personal Assistant with over 10 years’ experience in the legal, financial and real estate industries. Outside-the-box thinker skilled in organization, communication, multi-tasking, negotiations, and dealing with high net worth clients with much discretion. Willing to learn new skills.

• Coordinating travel and calendars,

reservations

• Anticipating needs of busy

executives

• Public speaking

• Proficient in Windows and

Mac OSX

• Proficient in Microsoft Suite

• Client relations

• Experience with

QuickBooks

• Typing 85+ wpm

• Generating

correspondence

THIS IS ME STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD. WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

• A friend had been trying to locate a formerly homeless man he had helped because he was working on a movie script about him. I tracked this man down in Tanzania and reconnected them.

• I wondered if there was an actual “Craig” in Craigslist. I discovered there was and decided to find him to thank him because I had done so much business on his site. I friended him on FaceBook, (friendly) stalked him and told him he had but one choice, and that was to choose the type of meeting (breakfast, lunch, dinner or coffee) so I could meet him and shake his hand. He chose coffee.

• I was traveling by air post 9/11 and had switched contents of my purse to take a smaller one. I made sure I had cash but somehow forgot my ID and credit cards. I convinced TSA to let me fly anyway. EXPERIENCE

Self-Employed New Milford, CT

Real Estate Investor and Property Manager 2004 – Present

• Raised over $3M in private money (and used creative financing) to acquire/manage/sell 39 units (residential and small commercial properties) worth an estimated value of $6M and performed the following tasks: o Acquisitions, bookkeeping, dispositions, invoices, cash flow as well as financial statements and tax document preparation

o On-site property maintenance, rent collection, and other miscellaneous tenant issues o Coordinated with contractors, utility companies, and tenants on an ongoing basis

• Raised property values to provide generous ROIs to private investors (approx. 8-20%) and profits of 20-40% on rehab projects

• Conducted financial analyses on properties: cash flow, expenses, and future equity appreciation Airbnb.com Super Host 2016 – Present

• Coordinate calendars of two listings

• Keep properties clean and presentable and provide friendly service, recommendations, amenities

• 90% of the time guests receive fresh, home-made cookies upon arrival • 100% response rate to requests Private (Confidentiality Agreement signed) New York, NY Personal Assistant to Wealthy International Businessman 2005-2010

• Accounts Payable

• Interacted with C-level individuals and celebrities

• Shopping for gifts, clothes, food

• Calendar and travel management (flights/hotels/cars) primarily between Mumbai/NYC/London

• Occasionally accompanied on business trips

Century 21 Wolff / Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty White Plains, NY Realtor 2009 – 2015

• Promoted sales of properties through advertisements, open houses and participation in multiple listing services

• Utilized marketing and negotiation skills to close the home purchase for sellers and buyers

• Worked with lenders, escrow companies, home inspectors, attorneys and all necessary parties to ensure all terms and conditions of purchase agreement were met prior to closing The Abbott Household White Plains, NY

Stay-at-Home Parent

• Coordinated education curriculum for five children, all of whom graduated from college

• Managed daily schedules for all children including sporting events, play dates, and extracurriculars

• Oversaw operations and upkeep of 10,000 square foot home

• Budgeted and allocated for expenditures such as groceries, mortgage, insurance, and other bills

• Volunteer work included Sunday school teacher, Girl Scouts, and Little League Coach/Manager

• Spearheaded fundraisers for schools and for Children’s Home, a non-profit organization PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Mayer Brown and Platt Chicago, IL

Executive Assistant

• Managed complex calendars for international law firm execs while facilitating communications, project support, and data tracking

• Tracked and managed requests to ensure timely completion while troubleshooting issues

• Lead the creation, processing, and distribution of invoices for vendors and clients

• Maintained confidentiality of all communications and documentation for high profile cases First Chicago Investment Advisors, Inc. Chicago, IL Administrative Assistant

• Organized details of meetings, agendas, itineraries, travel arrangements, and expense reports

• Handled screening and directing of incoming calls

• Drafted, proofread, and edited internal and external communications LICENSES, AWARDS, AND AFFILIATIONS

• G.D. Sanford Foundation Community Affordable Housing Provider Bronze Award 2015

• CT Women Real Estate Investors Association 2013 CT Women in Real Estate Award

• 2011 Top One Coaching Deal Maker Award

• Connecticut Real Estate Investment Association (CTREIA) Rookie of the Year 2011 EDUCATION

Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, IN

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

OTHER

• Trainings: CPR, First Aid, CNA

• Proofread and edited five published books

• ESL Teacher

• Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in the Chicago court system

• Certified Feng Shui Consultant



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