Commercial Real Estate was never exactly my vision when I started mapping out my career goals. During my time playing collegiate golf, I began to explore avenues where I could turn my passion for the game into a career. After graduating college, I accepted a position as an Apprentice with the Professional Golf Association of America where I gave lessons and coached junior golfers in camps and as they competed in tournaments. After a few years in the professional golf industry, I felt a pull to change careers paths. As timing would have it, a personal connection reached out to me that Hiffman was hiring, and the rest is history. From the moment I accepted a position as a Property Assistant in 2012, I instantly fell in love with Commercial Real Estate and haven’t looked back. Since then, I have gained experience in managing suburban office and industrial buildings and spent some time Downtown Chicago managing a large retail center in the South Loop and an office building in River North. I quickly discovered that Hiffman’s leadership had created an environment where I was able to thrive, the same way that I had while playing competitive golf. Each team member is determined to be the best they can be, while being held accountable to something bigger. In 2015, I transitioned from managing buildings to managing our processes and procedures and I absolutely love what I do. As Senior Operations Manager, I ensure we fulfill the promises we make to our clients. Whether I am handling a new assignment, client request, staffing challenge, new program implementation, personnel training, or collaborating with leadership, I have a pulse on every piece of our property management platform and take pride in ensuring that we uphold our growing platform while seeking out ways to evolve.
All of my free time is focused around my family. I come from a big one and it is everything to me. Whether it is a round of golf with my husband and siblings, having dinner with my parents, a weekend at the lake with my extended family, or a sunday afternoon at the pool with our two year old – there is nothing better. Vacationing with my husband is also one of my favorite things to do. One of our favorite vacation spots is Aruba, but we try to visit somewhere new every year!
“You are what you do. Not what you say you will do.”