Elizabeth Bastian

Member Spotlight

Company: Cushman & Wakefield
How did you first hear about CREW Portland?
Referred by team members within Cushman & Wakefield.
What motivated you to join CREW Portland?
Networking, Business Development, Career Advancement, Meet Inspiring People, Volunteer, Be a Voice for Women in Commercial Real Estate, Build relationships.
How did you get here?
I started my career in real estate as a leasing agent for Campus Lodge in Tampa, FL, which was one of the largest apartment communities for the University of South Florida Students. From there, I transitioned to the luxury multifamily market as a leasing professional for almost two years. Upon mastering the role as a leasing professional, I sought out management opportunities and became a property manager with one of the top, private-owned, property management companies in South Tampa. Over the course of my career, I gained a lot of peers within the real estate industry, from residential to commercial. Two of my good friends worked in the commercial real estate industry, and they provided me with a wealth of knowledge and insight in CRE, which piqued my interest very much. As I was completing my bachelor's degree in Marketing, I also obtained my real estate license in Florida. For a short period of time I worked in residential sales, before deciding that I wanted to pursue a career in CRE. As I did more research on the industry, the top brokerages, and spoke more with people within those industries, I was sold! Upon achieving my bachelor's degree, I applied to work in the CRE field, and here I am today!
Tell us something we didn't know about you?
I have eight siblings, four brothers and four sisters. I was the baby for a long time, until this little guy (who I love dearly) came along and stole my shine. I no longer receive the baby-girl treatment.
If you could describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Creative | Kind | Ambitious
Favorite Travel Destination?
Anywhere with good food LOL. Anywhere in the Carribean.
What is one goal you would like to achieve through CREW?
I'd like to link arms with other professionals and collaborate.
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