Education: Memphis University School; University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Residence: East Memphis
Business philosophy: Get in front of every prospect. We know we can’t make every deal, but we sure would like to try.
Best way to keep competitive edge: Never quit
Guiding principle: We always put our tenants first.
Yardstick of success: The fact that the majority of our tenants have been with us for more than 15 years, with many having been with us 20 to 25 years and several as many as 40 years.
Goal yet to be achieved: 100 percent occupancy 100 percent of the time.
Best business decision: Joining Boyle in 1973
Toughest business decision: Passing on signing tenants that weren’t compatible with the overall tenant mix in a particular building.
Mentor: Henry Morgan Sr., co-chairman of Boyle Investment Co.
Word that best describes you: Loyal
Like best about job: The relationships I’ve developed with my colleagues at Boyle.
Like least about job: Never enough time
Pet peeve: Poor cell phone etiquette
Most important lesson learned: You should always stand firm and never compromise your principles.
Person most interested in meeting: Warren Buffett
Most respected competitor: Belz Enterprises
Three greatest passions: Family; philanthropic volunteer work; real estate
First choice for a new career: Real estate
Favorite quote: “Loose lips sink ships.”
Most influential book: “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom
Favorite cause: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Favorite status symbol: I’m over it.
Favorite movie: “The Shawshank Redemption”
Favorite restaurant: Erling Jensen
Favorite vacation spot: Carmel, Calif.
What’s on your iPod?: Diana Krall and Michael Buble
Favorite way to spend free time: Golf and travel
Automobile: Infiniti M56
Halperin was born in Chicago and moved to Memphis when he was 10 years old. Halperin has been in the commercial real estate business since he joined Boyle Investment Co. in 1973 after graduating from the University of Tennessee–Knoxville. He’s celebrating his 40th anniversary with the company this month and, in his new position as chief operating officer, is helping direct company operations, including strategy and personnel. In addition, Halperin is responsible for the leasing and management of all of Boyle’s office properties, both multitenant and single purpose. Boyle currently leases and manages more than 2 million square feet of office space in buildings ranging in size from 25,000 to 200,000 square feet. Boyle itself is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and has developed local real estate from Ridgeway Center to Humphreys Center and Schilling Farms.