Building Careers is totally focused on building a personalized, comprehensive, quality search practice.
With years of direct commercial real estate experience in-hand, Building Careers, LLC is focused on making a difference in other’s careers utilizing passion for and knowledge of the industry along with a robust personal network in commercial real estate. A deep interest in understanding what drives and motivates individuals to succeed within an organization perpetuates our drive to find the right talent for the best companies. At Building Careers our core philosophy recognizes that companies are more successful when equipped with top talent that aligns with their growth aspirations, company culture, and core values.
We pride ourselves on treating our ongoing personal relationships with both companies and candidates with understanding, honesty, accountability, and transparency and retain the best outside professionals to accomplish that goal.
After a ten-year career in Commercial Real Estate Finance, I am using my experience in the real estate industry to help employers find the perfect match with employees that can grow with their businesses. After graduating from Penn State with a B.S. in Finance, I began my career on the east coast with Duff & Phelps in their Real Estate Valuation and Consulting practice before moving into the private equity side of the real estate business with Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds. Attracted by the robust commercial real estate industry in Southern California, I moved to San Diego where I worked for BioMed Realty Trust (NYSE: BMR), a public, international real estate investment trust (REIT) offering a full range of real estate services including leasing, development, construction, redevelopment, acquisition, financing and property management. I am actively involved in the local real estate community through organizations such as NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and currently serve on the board of the NAIOP Developing Leaders Council and the ULI Young Leaders Group. My passion for providing the resources to enable job seekers to land the career of their dreams and get back into the workforce is also satisfied through my creating and presenting resume and interview programs for organizations like Dress for Success. Every day I get to work in an industry that I know and love with people that I respect and believe in.
With separate backgrounds in recruiting and commercial real estate, I have combined my two talents and joined forces with Building Careers in a consulting capacity to help leading real estate organizations find and retain top tier employees that add value to their team. After graduating from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Sociology, I began recruiting for the local division of Cypress HCM, a national technology and marketing recruiting firm headquartered in the tech epicenter of San Francisco. Quickly gaining traction, I helped build out the San Diego office and contributed significant financial success. Intrigued by San Diego's active commercial real estate market, I changed industries and contributed my Marketing and Business Development expertise to Burger Construction, a premier San Diego based commercial tenant improvement contractor. I am actively involved with San Diego's local real estate organizations and currently serve on the NAIOP San Diego Developing Leaders Council, am a member of CREW San Diego as well as the Marketing Co-Chair, and the serve as the Secretary for a local Toastmasters club. My passion for people and their personal and professional success, drives my daily recruiting and professional services efforts.