GA (June 14, 2016)– Ann
Cone, Senior Vice President of CBRE’s Capital Markets’ Debt & Structured
Finance team in Atlanta, has received the Career Advancement for Women Award by
the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Atlanta Chapter.
Annually, CREW acknowledges the
achievements of its members, or ambassadors, who consistently work to help
women gain new skills or advance their careers in the field of commercial real
estate. Cone’s efforts as Co-Chair for Leadership 2016 and on the Member
Education Committee at CREW Network have contributed to her success as this
year’s award recipient.
And, her efforts have been
unmatched. Cone’s ongoing commitments to connecting others to resources in the
real estate industry and approachable personality have helped grow the revamped
idea of the UCREW University Outreach program into a respected Atlanta staple.
While the program has been available nationally for five years, Cone partnered
with Lauren Whitlock with JLL in 2012 to expand UCREW into what it is
UCREW partners with
universities around Georgia to select its top real estate and finance students
for its annual one-day event. Because of the event’s success, the Atlanta
chapter has also reached out to Clemson University in South Carolina and Auburn
University in Alabama. At the event,
students have the opportunity to learn about every aspect of commercial real
estate from industry professionals, develop personal skillsets and attend break-out
sessions that hone in on specific areas of the industry.
“One of my favorite things is
that I get to talk to students about what they are interested in and help to
match them with potential careers.” Cone said.
The UCREW program also sponsors
an internship drive which has helped some program participants to earn
placement at local companies, including CBRE.
Other winners of the Career
Advancement for Women award include Whitney Spangler - Colliers International,
Cheryl Strickland – Stifel, Leslie Burke – Athena Real Estate Advisors, Heather
Ridgeway – Environmental Professional Partners, LLC, Lauren Whitlock, JLL and
Lisa Gordon – Habitat for Humanity.
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(NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles,
is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in
terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has
more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate
owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding
affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers
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services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking;
appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and
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