Shark Tank Star - Barbara Cocoran

In the elegant newly refurbished Palmer House in Chicago, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney hosted a Womens  Leadership Iniative featuring Shark Tank Star Barbara Cocoran, a real estate mogul in NY City and a key advisor to the Today Show.  Unique to this venue of 300 people was the fact Barbara Cocoran mingled with the audience for almost 2 hours before her presentation. Approachable, sincere and authentic, Barbara held nothing back. I am shameless to admit-I did get my photo taken with her--

Her stories were priceless, her success undisputed and her giggling confidence disarmed the audience. The biggest take away was that she was most successful in a down turn; she did not make money in economic booms. Unique in today’s economy she noted, was that for the first time interest rates and real estate prices are as low as anyone has seen-and both at the same time. Her signal BUY!

Best of all Shark Tank returns in January 2011!

This was a first class evening; delicious food, gorgeous setting,  and a powerful speaker Babara Cocoran.

Congratulations to MSSB!