In this episode of SecondWind With Joyce, my guest Heidi Burkhart shares why she made the decision to make a major life transition – relocating from NYC to North Carolina. Tune in to hear why she believes change is important, even when it means uprooting and leaving our comfort zone. , 

Heidi Burkhart is the President and Founder of Dane Real Estate (“Dane”). Ms. Burkhart formed Dane, the affordable housing real estate brokerage, in 2008 when she was 26. Dane is the only woman-owned and operated brokerage in NYC, and a respected brand nationwide in affordable housing. Today the company has facilitated closings in excess of 20,000 affordable housing units and over $2.5 billion in transactions. Dane has had tremendous success rehabilitating properties nationwide but focuses heavily on the New York City area, such as properties in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey. Most notably Ms. Burkhart brokered one of the first preservation projects in the nation utilizing the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, which included the issuance of a new 20-year, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) contract.     

Ms. Burkhart has used her business success as a platform for affordable housing and economic development. She has contributed to publications including Real Estate Weekly, The New York Real Estate Journal, The Real Deal, Brick Underground, City and State, City Limits and Chief Executive to champion the need for affordable housing, address the state of the industry and speak to its future. She is also a frequent guest commentator on BronxNet TV and a contributor for The Huffington Post. 

What You’ll Learn from This Episode: 

  • How she was able to start her affordable housing real estate brokerage company at 26 and became the only woman-owned and operated brokerage in NYC.
  • Coping with life-changing transitions and anxiety during Covid-19
  • Prioritizing quality of life/mental health
  • Changes that NYC and other major cities will experience following Covid-19
  • How the outdoors and exercise kept her mentally refreshed as well as physically challenged

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