Advancing the Success of Women in Commercial Real Estate
How did you first hear about CREW Portland?
From fellow member Desiree Flanary
What motivated you to join CREW Portland?
Networking, Business Development, Meet Inspiring People, Be a voice for women in Commercial Real Estate
How did you get here?
I started out at the front desk of a Buffalo NY hotel after graduating from Niagara University with a double degree in International Hospitality Management minoring in luxury operations. I quickly worked my way up to being the Assistant General Manager for a local hotel ownership group and managed the operations of a luxury boutique hotel in Niagara Falls. Eventually my husband and I relocated to Portland, OR to be closer to his family and chose a temporary career switch to the corporate housing world. Eventually I decided that I wanted to get back to my hotel roots and started as an associate with HVS training to become a licensed general appraiser. I achieved this goal in 2022 and am now a Senior Project Manager at the firm. HVS has been a tremendous support for me in gaining experience and getting licensed.
Tell us something we didn't know about you?
I was born and raised in Germany. My native language is German, but most people realize this because my accent is pretty much gone after living in the U.S. for the past ten years.
If you could describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Ambitious, kind, patient
Favorite Travel Destination?
Germany and Mexico
What is one goal you would like to achieve through CREW?
Become a resource to others and gain more networking confidence by connecting with women in various parts of CRE.