Board Member Spotlight: Alison Hansen-Carlson

September 9, 2020

Alison Hansen-Carlson, Associate, Avison Young

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

I love how it feels like detective work, always working to know something that others don’t or see an opportunity that others have missed. There’s so many details to keep straight and I have an embarrassing passion for organization.

How has CREW brought value to you in your career?

CREW quite literally brought me to my current career. I started with CREW working on the graphic design of the newsletter and then moved into the role of association administrator. Through the relationships I built I heard about an opportunity with Avison Young and from there found a career I am exceptionally passionate about and enjoy.

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

Authentic connections, mentorship, and confidence boosts.

What is your best CREW memory to-date?

Every interaction I have with the senior women of CREW leaves me feeling confident and ready to take on the world. Being able to connect with women who have worked hard and achieved success and are now taking the time to look me in the eye and ask me how I am and how they can help me let’s me know that I can achieve what they have.

Share an interesting or little-known fact about yourself.

My husband and I recently acquired a little 1920’s coal miner house in the Crowsnest Pass and will be setting it up as a small rental for friends and family. We firmly believe that the Crowsnest Pass is the next “big thing” in mountain towns.