Meet Cleo Styskal, the Brokerage Assistant at Greenleaf Commercial Real Estate (

Tell us a little about your business. – Greenleaf Commercial Real Estate is a full-service commercial real estate company offering professional asset management services and brokerage services including leasing, sales, acquisitions, consulting and development.

How did you get started in the business? – I got started in commercial real estate at the end of 2014, through a connected family member who worked at Greenleaf. I started my career doing research for the company, and after stepping away for several years to focus on raising my kids, I am back and learning new roles of the business.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Getting a call from John Linscott, asking when I’d come back and work at Greenleaf! Upon moving myself and my two kids back to Nebraska the goal was to come back to Greenleaf at some point and the timing aligned well with what I needed. I am glad to be back!

Tell us a little about your family. – I am a mother of two beautiful children, who are my entire world. I was a stay-at-home mom for many years and I was blessed to create such special bonds with both of them. They never fail to make me smile and laugh. My oldest is the ‘man of the house’ and he holds that role so well by taking the responsibility of helping keep a tidy house, and offering to shovel snow when its so cold outside. I am proud of who they are now and who they are to become.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Personally, I have been through a lot of difficult things over the last few years that have made a significant impact on my life and the way I feel. Navigating being divorced young and becoming a single mom was not how I pictured mine or my kids lives. However, I have become a stronger version of myself, which is reflected in the love and care I am able to share with not only both of my kids, but myself as well.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Lately, I’ve been spending my days off supporting my oldest in ice hockey and relaxing when I can. We can’t wait for warmer weather; that brings baseball for bubs, sand volleyball for myself, lake days and walks to the neighborhood park with my little family.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I remember getting a water baby for almost every single Birthday and Christmas as a child. I have since passed them down to my own daughter and continue to add to the collection. I have some that are close to 34 years old.

What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – You glow differently when your confidence is fueled by a belief in yourself instead of validation from others.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Truthful.

What is your favorite movie? – Ever since Pitch Perfect came out I have said that is my favorite movie, and although I haven’t watched it in a while, I know that once I do, I’ll be singing along with the movie.

What is your favorite TV show? – The Vampire Diaries Series, including The Originals and Legacies!

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