Frederick W. Peters, the president of Ashforth Warburg Associates, on Barbara Corcoran: "[She] obviously wants to see her face on phone kiosks, and she's done an incredibly effective job of branding herself and the company. That said, I think there is a certain amount of sour grapes among people in the industry about her. High-end brokerage in New York was traditionally a genteel world, for many years dominated by ladies in minks with keys. She's had a lot to do with changing it to something much more egalitarian, and that inevitably rubs people the wrong way."
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