Member Spotlight: Leanne Gouweleeuw

November 1, 2022

Leanne Gouweleeuw, Executive Assistant at Camgill Development Corporation 

I am the Executive Assistant at Camgill Development Corporation and I have worked in CRE for over 10
years.

When and how did you first get interested in the Commercial Real Estate Industry?

I came into the CRE by chance.  

What was your path to where you are now?
My first job when I moved to Edmonton was in residential real estate and then it seemed like a very
natural progression to commercial real estate by way of brokerage. Six years later I questioned if I even
liked real estate and I took a year off but ultimately missed the work, came back and can honestly say I
love it.

If you were asked to give one piece of career advice to someone entering the commercial real
estate sector, what would it be and how has this guidance helped your career?

Learn everything you can. Talk to people that have been in the industry for 30+ years. They’ve got
stories to tell and you can learn so much from them. The real estate history they have to share cannot
be found anywhere else and can have a huge impact on how you view the industry and landscape.

How has CREW affected your professional career? Has it changed your business and personal
relationships in the Commercial Real Estate Industry?

CREW provides a lot of great professional and personal development opportunities. I've met some
amazing people that I would honestly consider to be friends. I've also gotten some great referrals as
well.

Share the top reason(s) you would encourage a member of the Commercial Real Estate
Industry to get involved with CREW:

The people. CREW members are just the best people in the industry. You want to know them and hang
out with them, and you want to do business with them.

BONUS: Share an interesting or little-known fact about yourself?
I have a network marketing business selling Rodan + Fields Skincare in my spare time.