By Ali Hawthorne, Senior Associate, Cushman & Wakefield
CWFL 2018 Orange County Chapter Chair
The Orange County chapter of Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders (CWFL) recently co-hosted an eventful happy hour with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)-Orange County, one of the leading commercial real estate organizations for women in Orange County.
CREW-OC is a non-profit organization of commercial real estate professionals, providing opportunities for networking, education, leadership development and philanthropic involvement. CREW is focused on advancing the success of women in commercial real estate and does so by looking outward to bring more women into the industry, showcasing member expertise and successes and serving as a resource to its members and the industry.
CWFL is an employee-led resource group for advancing professionals from Cushman & Wakefield’s service lines and corporate functions from across the Americas. Comprised of members with seven (7) years or less of commercial real estate industry experience, CWFL’s mission is to support professional growth—individually and collectively—through a network of rising Cushman & Wakefield professionals, leveraging continuing education, collaboration, communication and community service. CWFL currently has more than 1,000 members across the Americas.
Cushman & Wakefield colleagues from the CWFL Orange County Chapter attended the festivities which took place at Bosscat Kitchen and Libations in Newport Beach. This special event provided a great way for young professionals, from both organizations, to network and develop business contacts in a more relaxed setting. For those new to commercial real estate, having an intimate event made it easier to meet new people and discuss important topics affecting our industry.
Recognized as a global industry leader, Cushman & Wakefield understands the value and importance that today’s young professionals will have on the future of the organization. This is why Cushman & Wakefield strives to facilitate opportunities, through programs such as CWFL, which help rising professionals establish connections both in and outside of the firm. Exposure to industry networks such as CREW is just one of the many benefits of the CWFL program.
Although new to Orange County, the CWFL program was created more than a decade ago. With 27 members and counting, the Orange County chapter has great potential to become a prominent leader and example for both existing and future CWFL chapters.
For like-minded individuals seeking positive influences, educational opportunities and access to resources that will assist in developing and advancing the trajectory of a Cushman & Wakefield career, CWFL is the right place to start.
To discover more about CWFL, please visit http://cwfl.cushwake.com/ #CushWakeCWFL