Associate Vice President, Colliers International Canada
Sector: Private Sector
Discipline: Real Estate Brokerage
Key Influences: I’ve learned so much from my Colliers colleagues about best practices and the office market, especially since I moved to our downtown office about 10 years ago. Also, I’ve hired several coaches over the years that continue as invaluable ‘thinking partners’ for growing my business.
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: As an industry, especially in brokerage, we need to be more consultative rather than just transaction-based. As a city, we need to focus more on developing beautiful public spaces and parkland, support bicycle routes, public transit and the arts. Quality of life is the way the most successful cities in the world attract the best and brightest employees and the businesses that hire them.
Secret Talent: I take piano and ballet lessons but they have nothing to do with talent. Does canoeing and hiking require talent? … because I do those things well.
On Championing Others… I’ve mentored other women in the industry through Toronto CREW, and both men and women informally within my own company. Along with a colleague, we’ve developed a first ‘Women in Brokerage’ event to recognize and foster relationships among our women brokers.
One word that captures you: Driven