Board Member Spotlight: Angela Wu-Kemp

February 14, 2020

What is your favourite thing about working in the Commercial Real Estate industry?

I love working in an environment with like-minded ambitious people all with a common passion for the work and industry. I enjoy going above and beyond in servicing my clients by delivering customized, accountable, and innovative real estate solutions that align with their business strategies.

How has CREW brought value to you in your career?

CREW had an integral part in shaping my career path. CREW had always offered encouragement, mentorship, and guidance whenever it was needed. Business opportunities and assignments have come through from CREW and it also is a directory of experts in their fields that are always eager to help.

What are 3 reasons you would encourage a colleague to join CREW?
  1. Networking – the individuals who are part of CREW are fantastic people you want to get to know. Many of these people whom I’ve met through CREW have become friends and colleagues
  2. Leadership – CREW offers many opportunities for members to step up and encouraging members to lead the group in committees
  3. Development – If you get a chance to attend CREW Convention, you will see that it urges you to reflect and better yourself; professional, and personally. 
What is your best CREW memory to-date?

My best CREW memory would be the pivotal meeting that I had with a CREW member who was also a client.  I was at a point in time that was feeling restless in my career and feeling a little unsure of myself. Many of you can share the same feeling of self-doubt, lack of confidence, and feeling like you are in a rut but the wisdom that was shared with me during that meeting was such an inspiration and so transformative. I was told “Career paths are never linear. Many people make a few stops along the way”. And that was the catalyst, I had to bet on myself, trust my ability, and took that leap. 
Share an interesting or little-known fact about yourself.
One of my greatest joys is spending time with my family. I have two young daughters (Noelle is almost 4 and Vanessa just turned 1), my husband, Ryan, and my dog, Bert McGirt. We all love going to the neighbourhood playground and spray park. I also enjoy getting out in the summer months to play golf. This summer I have finally committed to a Ladies League at the Ranch and it was all because of CREW members who had invited me to join. In the winter months, I do enjoy snowboarding (however, it has been tough to get out with two young kids) and tobogganing with the family. A little interesting tidbit about me is that I am an avid NFL football fan. I love Football Sundays and every week we have an open house of friends who come through from morning to night with kids (or no kids) to take in the games. Our football room houses 3 TVs to watch 3 different games, Vikings memorabilia and my husband’s Packers memorabilia.