This Q&A series celebrates Women’s History Month and the dynamic and inspiring women of Colliers, who discuss advice, accomplishments, the importance of inclusivity and more.
What advice would you give to women new to the commercial real estate industry?
I think it’s important to find someone who can mentor you throughout your career. You never stop learning, so surround yourself with smart people who can teach you the business and support you.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
What I consider to be my greatest accomplishment is integrating my role as a new mom with the demands of my clients, while continuing to grow my book of business. The fact that I have new responsibilities at home has not impacted my success.
Who is a woman you greatly admire and why?
My mentor, Kristin Blount was instrumental in hiring me and continues to mentor and teach me daily. She is the go-to person on our team as it relates to business or real estate questions and she has specifically taken an interest in mentoring and coaching other women in the office, the industry and beyond. Above and beyond all of Kristin’s outstanding achievements is her steadfast dedication to giving sound counsel and unwavering commitment to her clients.
How have you helped to foster an inclusive environment here at Colliers?
Each of my teammates brings something special to the table. I have made it a point to work on transactions with all of them, encouraging a culture that’s built on teamwork and trust. I truly believe we are better together.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by the growing number of women in brokerage and in leadership positions across the business world. Many of my clients are women-led businesses and in most cases, those initial client relationships turn into valued friendships.