We will be featuring one of the CARW NextGen participants. There are 24 commercial real estate professionals involved in the program – each with their unique story to share and individual motivation for involvement. This week’s featured NextGen’R is Kelly Sullivan.
Name: Kelly Sullivan
Title: Business Development
Email: [email protected]
Kelly Sullivan is a team member at Gardner Builders. She focuses on business strategy, development, and client relations in the commercial construction industry. Her primary role covers the greater Milwaukee market, but also extends to the other Gardner culture hubs in Minneapolis, Duluth, and Gardner’s US Division. Kelly graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a bachelor’s in business and a minor in design arts. After spending time in commercial interiors, Kelly joined Gardner Builders in July of 2020. Holding various roles during her membership at CARW has allowed her to continue growing her knowledge and understanding of the symbiotic relationships throughout the organization between job types/functions.
See how she answered some of our questions:
Q. What is your favorite quote?
A. ‘Shavings make a pile’ I say it almost every day. In this industry, the smallest project done right can turn into a long-term client relationship that leads to further work. Never underestimate the power of a simple request or order.
Q. Where did you grow up?
A. Richfield, WI
Q. What was cool when you were growing up but isn’t cool now?
A. Jeans under dresses (Kelly Clarkson). Super low rise jeans with flared bottoms (XTina). Ties over tshirts (Avril Lavigne). Velour tracksuits (Paris Hilton) I’m sure all of these trends will find their way back to us eventually. **Insert cringe**
Q. Favorite thing about wisconsin? Honestly – my entire family and extended family lives here and they’re what keep us here – we certainly aren’t here for the snow!
A. Is there anything else you would like to share with other members? I will never say no to getting coffee and am always open to finding ways to help another person make a connection if I can.