Meet The Team: Melanie Schick


We’re excited to introduce you to Melanie Schick, regional sales manager, Mainz, Germany.

What’s your job title and what do you like most about your job?My job title is regional manager sales. As I’m a curious person the Sales department is perfect for me. I can ask a lot of questions to understand the prospects situation/challenge and then hopefully help them to be happier and more successful in their job.
Number of years’ experience in the field?In 2006, I started in a Real Estate proptech (conject AG, now part of Oracle Construction) but I discovered sales was for me while working during semester holidays for my mother, who has her own business in financial and insurance consultancy.
What do you love most about the real estate industry?I like the wide range of different projects and companies. Nearly every company has a different structure and the people in this industry generally work in big teams on huge projects or portfolios. It’s very dynamic and great to see the new trends/changes (digitisation, ESG, BIM, etc.).
What’s your favourite Yardi product and why?I love it that Yardi covers the whole lifecycle of real estate, but if I had to choose it would be Construction Manager because this is the part of the real estate lifecycle I´m the most familiar with. I would also choose Yardi Pulse because energy strategy/energy optimisation is a topic that everyone talks about.
If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower? And where would you use it?In light of the war in Ukraine I would want to be able to prevent wars. Worldwide.
Name a good quality you see in yourself and a quality that you appreciate in other people/colleagues? As a child, I wanted to become a doctor. I abandoned that idea at some point but I think that, like a doctor, I’m good at analysing and understanding situations and people by asking the right questions. This enables me to offer them the right kind of help. Qualities I appreciate in other people are warmth, humour and joie de vivre.
Do you have a favorite quote or life’s motto? In 1939 the British government produced a propaganda poster titled “Keep calm and carry on”. It was originally printed to raise morale among the population in the event of a heavy military strike. I like this quote because it’s a simple but powerful statement – and you can apply it to many life situations that require resilience.
(By the way, the poster was never published and was only rediscovered in an antiquarian bookshop in the year 2000. It was intended as a third part to a series of two posters with the titles “Freedom is in peril. Defend it with all your might” and “Your courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution will bring us victory”).
If you could invite three historic figures to dinner, who would they be?My guests would be Charlie Chaplin, Peggy Guggenheim and Ivan Goncharov. Charlie Chaplin’s films are one of my favourites. I admire Peggy Guggenheim for her passion for collecting and Ivan Goncharov for his novel “Oblomov”.
What could you not do without in your life? My son, lots of reading material and holidays in the South of France together with my son.