McKenzie Robinson | SBJ

2021 Most Influential Women: Viviana Writer

Prosperiti Brokers LLC

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Viviana Writer’s career was still in its infancy when she took a bold leadership move and co-founded commercial real estate brokerage Prosperiti Brokers LLC. Writer says that’s just one example of how she’s displayed her style of leadership professionally and personally.

She says she enjoys mentoring her agents, as well as helping investors find the right properties to develop or invest in to expand their portfolios.

“Sharing my knowledge of commercial real estate with a large audience that will benefit from my advice has been one of my top leadership moments,” Writer says.

Writer says adding the words “developer” and “investor” to her resume ranks among her greatest professional achievements.

“When I purchased the rundown property that nobody else wanted and ran away from, I jumped into the world of developing and investing with both feet and a vision,” she says of a building at 540 E. Commercial St. being redeveloped for retail, restaurant and lofts. “I believed in my dream of creating a mixed-use commercial property to benefit north Springfield.”

She says her proudest civic achievement is serving on Prosper Springfield’s Equity and Prosperity Commission.

“Being part of this initiative has been educational, humbling and joyful. I enjoy learning from my peers and community leaders any chance I get,” she says. “Giving back to a community where I first felt sincerely welcomed and accepted has been a goal of mine for nearly 14 years.”

Writer says her love for volunteering sprouted 25 years ago and has led her to spend countless hours serving on boards, raising money for nonprofits and volunteering in other ways.

“I have assisted in fundraising millions of dollars for organizations like Women in Need of the Ozarks, the Rebound Foundation, Ozarks Teen Challenge and Sculpture Walk Springfield,” she says. “Every nonprofit group I volunteer with is related to something I have experienced personally in my family, friends or myself.”

Writer says she joined the board for Sculpture Walk because she loves the idea of providing a museum without walls for the benefit of the community.

“I have always been a fan of the arts and am thrilled to assist in bringing creative beauty for all to enjoy,” she says.

In addition to serving on those boards, Writer has served on committees for Children’s Miracle Network, the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors’ Economic Development Committee and Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Other memberships include Missouri Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

Writer says she loves being an active participant in civic affairs and doing everything she can to help Springfield flourish.

“I started a business in Springfield because I care about this community and the people in it. I want to leave the city a better place with a legacy I can pass to my children and grandchildren,” she says.