Each week, we’ll feature one of the CARW Next Gen participants. There are fourteen commercial real estate professionals involved in the program – each with their unique story to share and individual motivation for involvement. This week’s featured Next Gen’R is Elizabeth Pancratz with RFP Commercial, Inc. To find out more about Elizabeth and her answers to the five questions we asked him, click on the link below.
Elizabeth Pancratz | RFP Commercial, Inc.
e: [email protected] | p: 414.224.9110
Q: Which projects are you most excited about?
A: The Lakefront Gateway Project, the Bucks Arena & Live Block District and of course, everything I’m working on at RFP!
Q: What is your favorite restaurant?
A: Milwaukee’s excellent restaurant options are endless but I’d have to say any place with a patio in the summertime would rank on the top of my list.
Q: What Made you choose Commercial Real Estate?
A: Coming from a Marketing and Public Relations background, I fell into Commercial Real Estate by chance through an opening at RFP. I started with zero knowledge of the CRE world but now cannot imagine my career path headed in any other direction. Working in an industry that helps shape and mold the community; both the way it looks and works is an exciting job that I am happy to be a small part of every day
Q: What is your biggest takeaway from our NextGen Meetings?
A: Through our NextGen meetings, I’ve gained a better understanding of ALL the steps it takes to make a significant project come to fruition in our community… how every person whether it be an Engineer, Broker, Architect, Contractor or Lender is invaluable to the success of any real estate transaction.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A: Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook. Her success in the male-dominated tech world as well her poise and perseverance through her own personal tragedy has made her a role model for women everywhere
On May 10th, the CARW NextGen continued with a panel of General Contractors. Big thanks to Erik Dillon, LEED AP (Riley Construction Company, Inc.); Eric Wynn (J.H. Findorff & Sons, Inc.); and Ryan O’Toole, LEED AP (Hunzinger Construction Company). They shared with the NextGen group, secrets to their success, challenges they faced throughout their career, and information about how they see commercial real estate evolving with the introduction of technology.
Each month, the NextGen group will gather to hear from a panel representing a variety of disciplines. In June, the group will be joined by Bankers including: Mike Finn, Associated Bank, Ivan Gamboa, Tri City National Bank and Abby Summerfield, Johnson Bank
More information on future speakers are here.