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CREW Corner

By Tara Burns

Secrets to success for female CRE professionals

One year after CREW Network published the benchmark study “Women in Commercial Real Estate: 2010,” CREW Network President Diane Butler presented a follow-up study at the CREW California Conference held last month in Los Angeles. The white paper, “Success and Satisfaction of Women in Commercial Real Estate: Retaining Exceptional Leaders,” echoes the sentiments of speakers and attendees at the conference: Women are making great strides in commercial real estate, but the number of exceptional female leaders in the industry continues to be scarce.

The ins and outs of outsourcing

Outsourcing of professional services, including real estate services, has been growing in popularity as businesses continue to look for ways to cut employment expenses. At a recent presentation by real estate professionals sponsored by Commercial Real Estate Women's San Diego chapter, there were several lessons learned regarding outsourcing.

Leading to change: How responsible companies strive for parity

More women are entering the commercial real estate industry and while their income is growing, there is still disparity between men and women when it comes to income, according to CREW Network's recently released industry benchmarking study, Women in Commercial Real Estate: 2010.

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Tara Burns

Burns is an account manager with Unisource Solutions, one of California’s leading furniture management and facilities services companies. She is also the director of marketing communications for ...

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