Commercial Real Estate Advisor
Cushman & Wakefield | BOERKE Company
Katie joined Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke in 2019 as a Real Estate Advisor working directly with firm partners on both landlord and tenant rep deals. She continues to work on the office brokerage team and focuses on the Milwaukee and Madison market. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke she managed an insurance sales team that spanned over 10 states and also held various roles with the NCAA working in the marketing department. Katie graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business and Economics. During her time at Mercer she studied internationally at the Prague University of Economics in the Czech Republic, the University of Seville in Spain, and completed Semester at Sea through Colorado State University where she studied on a boat and traveled once around the world. During her time at Mercer she also competed on the Division 1 Mercer lacrosse team and now coaches lacrosse at the University School of Milwaukee.
Katie is excited to be a part of this year’s NextGen class because of the networking and professional development opportunities she will experience during the program. She is excited for the monthly panels so she can learn more about what the different sectors in the commercial real estate industry do and meet people in the industry she doesn’t typically work with every day. Additionally, she is excited to build connections with her peers who are also new in the industry and continue to build professional relationships with them throughout her career.
See how she answered a few questions:
Q: What do you enjoy the most about commercial real estate?
A: I like how the market is always changing and every day at work is different. There are always new challenges that come up and new things to learn.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A: Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” -Michael Altshuler
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I have lived in 14 states, so a little bit of everywhere.
Q: What was cool when you were growing up but isn’t cool now?
A: Crimped hair and jelly sandals.
Q: What’s your favorite place to travel to?
A tie between New Zealand and South Africa.
Q: What do you hope to get out of your membership with CARW?
A: I hope to network and make connections with other people in the industry who have a different perspective on real estate than my own.