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Updated: October 2, 2022 / 2022 NextUp: 40 Under 40 Honorees

40 Under 40: A real estate broker, animal lover and cancer research supporter

Photo / Tim Greenway Alexander White is a senior vice president and head of leasing at Waterstone Properties.
Alexander White, 36  Senior vice president, head of leasing, Waterstone Properties. Click here to see all 40 Under 40 honorees.  
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Significant professional accomplishment: COVID was difficult for everyone but the retail sector was hit particularly hard. During COVID our entire leasing team shifted our focus from leasing space to helping our existing tenants navigate what was an uncertain future.

Passion project: I have had the opportunity to speak on behalf of Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund through various media (TV, radio, print) and will continue to support the research of rare cancer. I’m proud to be a resource for those who need support to confidently handle their own unique cancer journey.

Audacious goal: Grow Portland’s real estate footprint in the innovation space and put the city on the map as one of the leading life science and tech hubs in the Northeast.

Favorite quote: “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I am all out of bubblegum.” — George Nada, “They Live” (1988)

Influential book: “The Smartest Guys in The Room,” by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

Favorite movies/TV show: “The Count of Monte Cristo”

How do you recharge: Spending time at my home in Biddeford with my wife, two boys, two dogs, one cat, four goats, four sheep, 12 ducks, two turkeys and 15 chickens.

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