Apogee Awards Honorees: Ian Weiner

Meet Ian Weiner of PEBB Enterprises, honoree in the Real Estate & Construction category at the 2020 Apogee Awards

Ian Weiner is President and CEO of PEBB Enterprises, a real estate development and investment firm founded by Ian’s father Bruce in 1973. Before going into real estate, Ian earned his Juris Doctor from Cardozo School of Law. As President, Ian has boldly expanded PEBB’s portfolio throughout the U.S.

Fun fact: I never saw snow until I was enrolled at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. It’s a good thing I didn’t because I may have decided to go somewhere else and miss out on some of the best years of my life.

What is your favorite South Florida dining destination? Kyu in Wynwood and Buccan in Palm Beach

What do you like to do on weekends? Go on my boat with my family and spend time at the beach.

How do you unwind from a long day at work? Go on a bike ride with my family around my neighborhood. Drink a large glass of wine with my wife on the couch after the kids go to bed.

What is your favorite quote? “Love the life you live, live the life you love.” — Bob Marley

From whom, or what, do you draw inspiration? My brother and father

What has been the biggest accomplishment of your career? Surrounding myself with a great team of hard working and dedicated individuals.

What has been the most challenging moment in your career and how did you overcome it? Navigating my company through the pandemic. Focusing on our core values of people of profits allowed us to manage through the crisis with all of our stakeholders (employees, tenants, lenders, vendors).

What advice would you give an up and coming professional? Network as much as possible. Real estate is all about relationships.

SFBW Staff
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