How did you get involved with BOMA?
My mentor at Transwestern, Anjanette Hicks, told me to get involved in BOMA. She knew participating in BOMA was vital for young professionals, and she introduced me to the Emerging Professionals Committee. From there, I got more and more involved. Now, I’m a member of the Emerging Professionals Committee for BOMA International and BOMA/San Antonio, and I’m chair of San Antonio’s Transwestern Young Professional group. I think young professionals are looking for growth opportunities. They want to be in organizations that add value to their career, and they want to make connections. They want to be in roles where they feel appreciated, and their voice is being heard. Getting the proper education and resources to them has been a passion of mine—it’s my way to give back for everything BOMA has given me.
What’s happening with the real estate market in San Antonio?
In San Antonio and all across Texas, we’re getting ready for the winter and the challenges that can bring to our properties. We had a rough winter here a couple of years ago with the power grid failing, and it’s projected to be a pretty cold winter again this upcoming year. We want to make sure our properties are protected and ready for any storms—or anything else the weather throws our way. In this region, we have building systems—and even some properties—that aren’t necessarily built for weather extremes, so it takes a lot of planning to get them ready. But we’re prepared!
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I have an identical twin sister. We are both big outdoor enthusiasts and love to go backpacking. My favorite spot to go is southern Utah because its slot canyon galore in that area.