Christine Gorham, Director of Development for Caddis, has been named President Elect on CREW Network’s board. To celebrate, we asked her to complete our Member Spotlight Questionnaire. Congratulations Christine !
What made you decide to work in the field you are in?
Christine Gorham: In 1989 as I was cut from five days a week to four days a week at a residential development company, I thought about what industry was recession-proof and came up with healthcare. I’ve been involved ever since and love the combination with real estate!
How do you think your profession may change in the next 10-20 years?
Like so many professions, technology will likely have a massive impact. Also, as everyone is already experiencing, the way, the location, the provider, the payer (typically insurance) is all changing – all delivery of healthcare is in flux. Add to all of that – we are an aging country and the demands on senior care is growing leaps and bounds every single day as is the millennial population who is now starting families!
When and how did you join CREW?
CREW Atlanta got Northside Hospital to sponsor a program and they asked me to attend since I handled real estate for the hospital. Have been hooked ever since!
From family of 4 girls – have husband and 3 boys!
If you had to pick a different job, what would it be?
Deck hand on an island sailboat company!
Craziest job you ever had?
Teaching college accounting, marketing and management at age 22!
Tell us one thing people might be surprised to know about you.
I wish I could have a show like Oprah so I could spend my days getting to know all different types of people all over the world!
If you were a brand, what would your personal slogan be?
You never know everyone’s story so treat all from bench gum-scraper to top, global CEO with respect and kindness until they earn the right to not be treated that way! I’m a big “Work Hard / Play Hard”, “Life is not a dress rehearsal” and “Live by the Golden Rule” person.
If you could have a freeway billboard sign with any content you wanted on it, what would it say?
Be kind – I mean it!!!
Hobbies/interests? What do you do to relieve stress?
I love football, baseball, volleyball, boating, skiing (water and snow) and many other social, outdoor activities – if I can mix any of that into a day with my family and friends I am one happy person! To relax – beach time and spa please!
Other than your career, what other skill would you like to develop most in life?
Handyman – would love to know how to fix all kinds of things!
Christine Gorham is the Director of Development for Caddis®. Caddis is a national development, investment and management firm focused exclusively on healthcare and seniors housing properties that started as a physician group and culturally remains extremely provider-centric.
Christine oversees business development and executive project strategy in the Southeast. Her focus is on growing Caddis’ development, acquisition and property management portfolios.
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