Faces of City Ave – Taylor Osorio, Cross Properties
Meet Taylor Osorio, Leasing & Outreach Marketing Specialist for Cross Properties.
She loves that her role is flexible which requires her to possess many business skills.
If she isn’t leasing out a unit to a new resident, then she is out in the
community growing her relationships with many businesses.
How did you first learn about Cross Properties?
I was job hunting and I found them on Zip Recruiter. From there, I scoped out the website & the rest is history.
What is your role at Cross Properties?
I am the Leasing & Outreach Marketing Specialist.
Before working at Cross Properties, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was a front desk agent at a hotel and I got to see some interesting things.
How has Cross Properties helped you in your career development?
Since my role at Cross is dual purpose, I get to flex new and old muscles. I also get to build connections and present new ideas. It’s really helping me come into my own as a businesswoman.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Cross Properties, whose job would you want?
Oh geez! I guess I’d have to say, Kevin Michals. It must be cool to be a visionary and watch your projects come to life.
What are 3 words to describe Cross Properties?
Thoughtful. Innovative. Extraordinary.
What drew you to Cross Properties originally? And how has Cross Properties changed since?
When I visited the Purpose section of their website, I noticed that they served their staff first. It’s rare that companies list staff above clients and it made an impression. The only thing that’s changed since then is that I got to see firsthand just how caring and kind everyone is.
What has been your favorite project at Cross Properties?
I’m currently stationed at The Palmer in Wynnewood and it has an awesome history. I’ve been going through documents and learning about its time as a resort in the 1920s and figuring out the best way to further incorporate its past into its present. It’s really cool.
What is your favorite part about working for Cross Properties?
The people, hands down. Every employee I’ve met is a genuinely great person. Pair that with awesome residents and you’ve got the perfect job!
What is your proudest moment at Cross Properties?
I think my proudest moment is still yet to come. But, so far it’s landing the job. It was one that I really really wanted, so getting it was a huge achievement!
Any favorite line from a movie?
“I just wanna dance, I practiced.”—Lilo and Stitch
Lilo is my all-time favorite Disney character and you cannot beat her little voice saying that line.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“ There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us.” –The Picture of Dorian Gray,
Do you recall any embarrassing moments at work?
My second day on the job I tried to open one of the doors at The Kelly by pulling instead of pushing. I was out in the cold for a good three minutes before the concierge walked by and let me in.
Favorite travel spot?
I lived in London for a semester in college and I’m dying to see more of Europe.
How do you define success?
Tough one. I’d have to say that I’ve always equated success with happiness. If you’re happy, then you’re doing something right!
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Hoagie & chips, hands down. Endless possibility, endless deliciousness.
People would be surprised if they knew:
I’m actually really shy. People are always shocked when I tell them that.
What book did you read last?
I’m currently working my way through Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine & Murder in the Scientific Revolution. I really like books with a historical component and if I can learn something new along the way it’s a bonus.
What did you want to be when growing up?
I really wanted to be a reading teacher. I loved the crinkling of the paper on the outside of library books and I used to always read them facing out, as if to a class. It was my dream job for years.
What do you always want to try and never did?
I’m dying to go on a Viking River Cruise! They’re really expensive, but I think it would be incredible.
What is the first concert you attended?
In middle school went to see Death Cab for Cutie at The Mann and I’ll admit it, I cried.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
I’d buy myself out of student loan debt. Boring, but oh so true.
What is your favorite thing to do in the area?
Eat. I love trying new restaurants and this area has a bunch of delicious food.
What places have you lived in?
I’ve only ever lived in PA. Right out of college, I was in an apartment in Hatboro. Then, this past November my partner & I bought a house in Glenside!
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I’d open an event planning business with my family. I think it’d be tons of fun and good utilization of everyone’s skills.
You’re happiest when?
I’m spending time with my partner & my sisters. They’re my best friends and no matter what we’re doing we have a great time.
Is there anything special about City Ave that you can share?
I just read a thesis called, “The Gilded Age Estates of Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania: A History and Preservation Plan” and I learned so much about the mansions & estates in the area. City Ave’s architectural diversity is really unique.
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