Women in Engineering
May25

Women in Engineering

By: Laura Cullen, E.I.T , PES Structural Engineers  Like many CRE professions, women in engineering fields, particularly in civil engineering, are a minority.  Why is that? Why is it that when we account for 50% of the world’s population, only 17.5% of the world’s civil engineers are female?  Perhaps the answer can be found in women leaving the workforce to have children, or maybe societal pressures for girls to steer towards certain...

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Networking events: CREW Network’s upcoming second quarter
Apr17

Networking events: CREW Network’s upcoming second quarter

Your CREW Network is incredibly active this quarter with several networking events in the region. With 70 U.S. chapters and five Canadian chapters of CREW, this network of 10,000 members is one of the greatest benefits your CREW membership provides. Don’t miss out on these wonderful networking events throughout the Southeast and nationally that can help you grow your business in the real estate industry. This network can help you and...

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Pitch Perfect – The Importance of a Pitch and How to Perfect It
Apr06

Pitch Perfect – The Importance of a Pitch and How to Perfect It

by Jill Kelleher, PLA, LEED AP; Associate HGOR While I cannot carry a tune like the Bellas in Pitch Perfect, I can deliver a pitch – whether it’s sales, elevator or design – with an award-winning a cappella ending, thanks to the right methods and some good old-fashioned practice. By perfecting our pitch, we can secure new clients and capture repeat business. We can push our expert ideas into execution, rather than facing client...

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Into the Next Ten
Mar30

Into the Next Ten

by Rusty Paul, Mayor, City of Sandy Springs  “Transformative” is a term I use to describe what is happening in Sandy Springs.  During our first ten years as a city, we focused on investing in infrastructure. We have paved 200 plus miles of road, installed more than 35 miles of sidewalk, invested heavily in traffic fiber and signal technology to better manage our roads, created three new parks, and added pocket park green space where...

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Looking Backward, Moving Forward: The 2015 Benchmark Study Revisited
Mar08

Looking Backward, Moving Forward: The 2015 Benchmark Study Revisited

   by Diana Robinson, Colliers International   Lift as you climb! It’s time to close the gaps, Of aspiration and compensation too! At a loss for how to get started? Read on! The Benchmark has suggestions for you!   2015 was a year that included major political and economic events around the world – including the stock market crash in China, the FIFA scandal, and the restoration of ties between the US and Cuba. And in the...

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The Perks and Perils of Childcare: A Working Mom’s Guide
Feb28

The Perks and Perils of Childcare: A Working Mom’s Guide

by Vanessa Manners, Kimley-Horn       At some point during your pregnancy, once the initial excitement subsides, you realize you’ll have to find adequate childcare for your burgeoning bundle. No big deal, right? Absolutely wrong. This dreaded decision was one of the most stressful that I have faced thus far in my mommyhood journey. Do we go the nanny route or opt for daycare? How do we choose the Best.Facility.Ever for our most...

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