Current job: Senior Vice President - Commercial Real Estate
Summary of your role in the company: I work in the commercial bank and I finance income-producing properties such as retail, office, industrial, multi-family and more. Our loans range from $1M to $30M. I also handle construction/permanent financing.
How I chose my occupation: It chose me. I began working in a commercial mortgage banking firm named Fleet Bank back in the mid - 1980's. I knew nothing about commercial real estate but was enamored by the profession. Now, 35 years later, I am still loving the profession and still do business with some of the same investors and developers since 1983. ’
Years in the business: 35 years, going on 36
My specialization is: Making it easy to do business with me. I target developers, investors and owners of commercial real estate
The most satisfying part of my job is: Working on deals and creatively developing solutions for my clients. I love networking and meeting new people every day.
Best leadership advice I have been given: "Shine the light on others"
Greatest professional achievement: I had amazing success while at GE Real Estate, but the last two years at New Dominion have been stellar. I am also proud to have helped write a book entitled "The New Solution Selling" while at Sales Performance International. It changed the way I help my clients.
Most significant CREW connection: I have numerous connections but my favorite is attending the Network Summits and Convention. I love meeting folks from other CREW chapters.
Number of years in CREW Charlotte: 6
Place of birth/hometown: Dover, Delaware
Number of years in Charlotte: 40 years
Family: My husband Jeff, children Jessica, Jordan, Samantha, Gus and four grandchildren, Jeanie, Brooks, Sloan and Peri.
My ideal vacation spot: Outer Banks and Hermosa Beach, CA
Hobbies/Interests: Watching football (my husband is a coach and my son is a player), weight training
Other professional organizations I belong to: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, RMA
I wish I could: Teach commercial real estate courses at a college or university. Retirement?
Current job: Assistant Property Manager with TIER REIT
Summary of your role in the company: The Assistant Property Manager is a champion for TIER ONE Property Services and is responsible for day-to-day operations and implementation of policies and property procedures, as well as the execution of tenant relations. This includes positively responding to tenant’s requests and concerns, team/vendor management, on-site financial reports, project management and a host of other items.
How I chose my occupation: I am not so sure that I choose this career, so much so that this career has chosen me and become an integral part of who I am.
Years in the business: 29
My specialization is: Property Management
The most satisfying part of my job is: Establishing a relationship with my clientele (tenants, co-workers, vendors and corporate office) is key to the success of my job. Creating that environment where both parties can walk away with a sense of accomplishment.
Best leadership advice I have been given: The best leadership advice I have been given is do not under estimate yourself and to treat people with dignity and respect. Also, remember sometime people just want to be heard and know they have that safe place to voice their concerns and/or opinions without judgement.
Greatest professional achievement: My greatest professional achievements are the relationships I have built over the course of my career.
Number of years with CREW: November 2018 is my 1-year anniversary
Most significant CREW connection: Working on both the Membership and Community Outreach Committees has enabled me to make connections with some great individuals.
Place of birth/hometown: I was born in Troy, NC and my hometown is Mount Gilead, NC
Number of years in Charlotte: 36 years
Family: Husband, James, and my heart carrier, my son, Trevelen
My ideal vacation spot: I really do not have an ideal vacation spot, but since a friend of mine went to Prague it has become my dream vacation.
Hobbies/Interests: A few of my favorite hobbies are reading and listening to books, watching and/or going to movies, spending time with my immediate and extended family members as well as hanging out with my friends. My newest hobby when I can go is spin class.
Other professional organizations I belong to: I am also a member of BOMA where I am on the Outreach Committee.
I wish I could: I wish I could take away the hate that exist in this world and provide a safe haven for all.