My strength is building and fostering teamwork with clients to reduce risk and liability on real estate development projects through the use of communication and creative application of environmental regulations. Understanding the client’s vision is key on projects,
Within the architectural profession, there are many obstacles to advancing one’s career, notably the fact that traditional architectural culture does not enable the concept of self-directed advancement.
The obstacles started in high school when girls weren’t encouraged to take business courses. They continued when I became an executive assistant and was expected to pour coffee instead of pore over the intricate details of property management.
The strengths that have been most helpful to me in my career are patience, a willingness to listen and the ability to synthesize the expressed views of different parties. It is amazing what one can accomplish by keeping one’s mouth shut,
I have been fortunate to work with the same team of amazing women throughout most of my career. Through our collaborations over the years, we have learned to communicate at the ‘speed of trust.’ This team approach is...
As a woman of color in commercial real estate, I’m certainly atypical, but my strength has always been customer service, so I focus my efforts on going above and beyond for my clients. To do so, I need to know as much as possible...
I approach obstacles in my career in a similar manner to what I do every day for my clients. I try to step back, look at the larger picture, prioritize the goals and then find the path forward that best gets me to the goal.
From the beginning of my career, I wanted to be the best I could be in my field. I learned the value of positive thinking early on, and while everyone encounters obstacles at one time or another, I view them as challenges, which makes it much easier for me to overcome them.
I don’t think of myself as navigating around obstacles. If there seems to be an obstacle I ask myself why it’s there and what the solution is. Sometimes the solution is training, or planning, or hard work, or conversation.
Disruptors in the commercial real estate industry are shaking things up. Higher vacancies and downward pressure on rents are affecting retail valuations. Millennials seeking flexible, technology and amenity rich environments, are reducing required office space, with shorter term office leases more prevalent.