Board Member Spotlight: Patti Macdonald

May 12, 2020

Secretary

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

I love the pace of a transactional practice! The days are exciting, and it keeps my mind sharp.

How has CREW brought value to you in your career?

Access to industry leaders both at home and throughout the CREW Network is a huge opportunity! Those connections can be instrumental in building both business and personal brand.

What are 3 reasons you would encourage a colleague to join CREW?

CREW offers leadership opportunities, access to resources, and business referrals. But you have to do more than just fill out an application form. You have to participate and work the network!

What is your best CREW memory to-date?

Participating in the CREW Network Leadership Certificate Program in 2018 was transformational for my leadership and personal development. It has changed my mindset and facilitated accelerated growth for me as a leader in my organization and in the industry.

Share an interesting or little-known fact about yourself.

Each summer, my family takes to the seas aboard a sailboat, and I spend the week confronting my irrational fears of the dark, open water and wind. Every trip is an adventure that – like every pirate story – gets better in the telling!

How are you positively adapting to the work-from-home and or work/life challenges presenting by COVID-19 and self-isolation measures?

By setting an example for my son, who is reluctantly “schooling from home”, I am becoming a more efficient worker. We talk about realistic daily workloads, breaks for nourishment, socializing and physical activity, and strategies for getting everything done. Back to basics works!