Corcoran talks shop, cites Trump rivalry

TRD New York /
Aug.August 30, 2010 11:30 AM

Donald Trump, Barbara Corcoran

While Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group, found a welcome opportunity as the token female executive among male titans in last season’s reality show “Shark Tank,” the real estate maven said she had to fight her way into that spot. In fact, according to More magazine, she was initially turned down for the job, something that Corcoran said she wouldn’t take lying down. “What I learned in real estate sales helped me in the TV world,” Corcoran said, “perseverance, breaking through rejection and going back for another swing.” In a sharply worded letter to the show’s producers, Corcoran made her case for why she should be included on the show. “I do my best when my back’s against the wall,” the letter said, referencing one of Corcoran’s greatest battles: her legal kerfuffle with Trump. “There was The Donald himself who wrongly swore in court I’d never see a penny of the $4 million commission he owed me for saving his ass and making the largest land deal in the city’s history.” [More magazine]


Related Articles

Make Greenland Great Again? Trump wants to buy Arctic territory

Make Greenland Great Again? Trump wants to buy Arctic territory

49 East 10th Street and Barbara Corcoran (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

Corcoran to shut down office in building partly owned by Barbara Corcoran

Corcoran President & CEO Pamela Liebman (Credit: Corcoran, Getty Images)

Welcome to Queens: Corcoran opens first borough outpost

Compass' Rachel Glazer (inset) and The Corcoran Group’s Steve Gold with Circa Central Park (Credit: Getty Images, Compass)

Steve Gold loses exclusive at record-setting Harlem project

Donald Trump with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, Rep. Ron Kind and Sen. Cory Booker (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Trump’s Opportunity Zone program is under investigation

Mayor Bill de Blasio, 40 Wall Street, and President Donald Trump (Credit: Getty Images, 40 Wall St. via the Trump Organization)

Trump Org blasts mayor for criminal referral of tax findings

Donald Trump and the Trump Hotel in Washington D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Deadline is set for bids on Trump’s DC hotel

From left: Corcoran CEO Pam Liebman, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, Related Chairman Steve Ross, and Albany's State Capitol (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Amazon, WeWork and more — the biggest real estate stories of 2019