February 29, 2024

Building Bridges, Closing Deals: The Experts’ Master Guide to Commercial Real Estate Networking

Author: Lindsey Halter CCIM

At Carolina Retail Experts, our success lies in our ability to adapt, pivot, and thrive in the face of industry changes. Networking acts as our compass, guiding us through the ever-shifting currents of retail commercial real estate. We’re unpacking our #ExpertCertified networking tips to building enduring relationships, thriving economies, and more prosperous communities.

Professional Networking Conferences:

Attending conferences like ICSC, CCIM and CREW allows us to connect with industry leaders, share experiences, and gain valuable insights into emerging market trends. These events serve as platforms to foster collaboration and form partnerships that can shape the future of our business and our communities.

Organization in Focus: CREW Network

CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network provides you with access to a diverse network of individuals in over 80 markets across the globe, including brokers, developers, attorneys, lenders, architects, and more. Networking at CREW events opens doors to new connections, collaborations, industry education, leadership development, and potential business opportunities.

Happy Hours, Lunches, and Coffees:

Building relationships isn’t confined to the four walls of an office. Casual settings like happy hours, lunches, and coffee meetings provide the perfect backdrop for forging connections. These informal engagements create a more relaxed atmosphere where ideas can flow freely, and relationships can blossom beyond the confines of a professional setting.

Everything starts with the right relationships, nurturing them, and doing everything it takes to keep them healthy and growing. As a wise person once told us, you can’t know everything, but you can try to know everyone.