“When I grow up, I want to be a basketball player.” Well, that would be very hard to become true for a 5 feet girl from Brazil; however, she took another equally challenging career for herself, following her father’s career as an attorney). After finishing law school, she saw the developing “boom” that the metropolis of Sao Paulo was going through, and quickly specialized in commercial real estate transactions. It was a very male-dominated market, and it was really difficult to set the tone, “it felt like I was playing a game of Ana and Goliath” says Ana. She went on to successfully draft and close numerous contracts. After marrying Ron and moving to NYC, she turned her experience and passion of Real Estate to focusing on residential contracts. “Actually, meeting the parties, viewing the architectural diversity of the city, and digging into the little nuances of the transaction is very gratifying”, notes her. Ana now holds a Paralegal certificate from UCLA and has become indispensable.