Leadership Spotlight: Jenna Weinkauf

December 8, 2021

Jenna Weinkauf, Commercial Real Estate Lawyer, Dentons Canada LLP.

I am a commercial real estate lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP. I’ve been with Dentons since 2011, working in the commercial real estate field as a lawyer since 2014.  I am the current secretary of Edmonton CREW.

What originally drew you to CREW? Can you tell us about your path to being on the Board of Directors?

I am a commercial real estate lawyer at Dentons Canada LLP. I’ve been with Dentons since 2011, working in the commercial real estate field as a lawyer since 2014.  I am the current secretary of Edmonton CREW.

What is the biggest benefit of CREW for you?

The connections I have made in the industry have been so rewarding, both personally and professionally. It’s such a treat to work with other CREW members on files and to see familiar faces at industry events.

Tell us about your best CREW memory to-date.

I feel very nostalgic about the impromptu after-work get-togethers with CREW members and other industry members. I find the industry to be very social, inclusive, and encouraging, and I am very much looking forward to getting back to ‘normal’!

Do you have advice for someone who wants to join the CRE industry?

I recommend finding a good mentor who will challenge you and draw on your strengths. It’s all about who you work with!

Since we're all spending a little more time at home these days, can you share a favourite book, podcast, or show recommendation? Tell us what you love about it.

I am loving the podcast “Happier with Gretchen Rubin”. I am also working through her book “The Happiness Project”, with the intention of running my own Happiness Project over my upcoming maternity leave. To appreciate the present, I enjoyed the book “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler. For TV - Ted Lasso, Veep, and Working Moms.