Member Spotlight: Angela Chau-Gado

September 16, 2020

Angela Chau-Gado, BSc, CPA, Senior Accountant, Grant Thornton LLP
Co-Chair​, Events Committee, Edmonton CREW

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

I love watching Edmonton grow as a city and working closely in the commercial real estate industry has allowed me to learn a lot about the city’s history and new developments that are always occurring. It’s fascinating to see projects and developments come into fruition from the passion and drive of individuals.

I’ve been a member of Edmonton CREW since…

May 2019

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

  • The people are fabulous and seeing women in various roles in CRE is fascinating!
  • Every member brings a different perspective to the table and it is amazing to all be connected through one industry.
  • The education and networking events are unlike other associations and are so unique in their offerings.

What is your best CREW memory to-date? 

One of the first events I attended was the speed networking holiday event and this was such a great way to meet new people and start some interesting conversations!

“I would like other CREW members to call me when…”

When they learn of interesting events in the city or need a restaurant recommendation!

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

I’ve been working from home since late-March and it has been a challenge to stay connected with people. I’ve made a habit of scheduling Facetime calls or social-distanced meet-ups at least once a week to check-in with family, friends, or coworkers. Working from home has also provided me with more time to embrace different types of wellness.