Prior to joining Carmel Partners, a real estate investment management company specializing in U.S. multifamily development, renovation and debt, Lauren was an investment sales broker at Colliers International, where she focused on multifamily properties in the East Bay market. Lauren also worked as a business operations analyst at Rentlytics, a multifamily real estate tech company that was recently acquired by Realpage, and as a forensics associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
CREW SF Background:
Within her first nine months of joining CREW in January 2018, Lauren served as Membership Liaison to the Rising Leaders Committee, and founded and managed the chapter’s book club event, “Book Club”. In 2018-2019, she served as Co-Chair of the Rising Leaders Committee and now currently sits as Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee.
How did you move up in your career and what advice do you have for women who wish to advance in their jobs?
Always make sure to ask questions. No one knows the answers to everything and the more we ask, the better we can position ourselves to succeed. This extends outside of just the office. People tend to shy away from setting up informational interviews or ask someone they just met for coffee. Being open to asking questions has led me to meet people and learn about topics that I would not have the opportunity to explore otherwise.
What do you like most about your job and/or industry?
I love the effect real estate has on society. Whether it be where one lays their head at night, the place one spends their day, or how goods are created, stored, and purchased; real estate has a significant and lasting impact on a person’s life.
What advice do you want to give a new CREW SF member?
Dive in and raise your hand for any opportunity. The more involved you are, the more you will get out of CREW. While it can be intimidating at first, there is not a better group of people to try something new with.
What has been the highlight during your membership with CREW SF?
I can genuinely say I have met some incredible women whom I hope to call friends for years to come. I love being able to talk deals, learn about new subjects, or ask for their perspective. As a co-chair of the Rising Leaders Committee, I have had the opportunity to take on responsibility that has helped shift my perspective and offer me greater tools for each day at work.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In the winter you will find me skiing in Tahoe as often as possible. When I am not skiing, I love to sail, bike, climb, and hike with my dog, Voltaire.