OUR GUEST SPEAKER!So, who am I?
And why would you listen to me?
Well, I’m Lauren.
Hi! I’m a mom-of-three, wife to an amazing man, business-owner, daughter, mentor, coach and terrible cook. Luckily eating well doesn’t require a chef’s knowledge.
I played sports – all kinds of sports – growing up in Trail B.C., Canada, and found my path in softball.
I am a 2x-Olympian for my home country (2004 and 2008) and know the meaning of “hard-work.” I have been exposed to some of the best training programs, nutritionists, and mental performance coaches and am excited to incorporate what I have learned.
In 2016, with 3 kiddos aged 7, 5 and 4, I came out of retirement and pitched for Team Canada in the World Championships, earning my way to Bronze Medal.
Through that summer, I had to wear many (many) hats. I had to wear the regular ones like mother, business owner and wife were hard enough to juggle – then I went and added World-Class Athlete to the list. No one gave me any more than the regular 24 hours in a day and I had to take care of myself, along with everyone else in them.
I learned more about myself in those months than I thought possible and I know that if I can manage to juggle all of those things, then you can manage to juggle taking care of yourself too! I can’t wait to see you take charge of your life and live it on your terms.
- OPT Level CCP Coach On Journey
- OPT CCP Life Coaching, Nutrition, Program Design, and Assessment
- Pre/Post Natal Certified
- Crossfit Kids Certified
- TRX Certified
- 2-Time Olympian (Athens ’04 and Beijing ’08)
- Division I 1st Team All-American
- 1st Team Academic All-American
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
Athletes Teaming Up In Business
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We are an exclusive community of former college and professional athletes excelling in the world of business. We are competitors, teammates, friends, and trusted advisors. We expect nothing but success at the highest level as business professionals.
From the backboards to the boardrooms or the courts to the court of law, we maintain the passion, discipline, and fortitude to thrive in the sport of business. The uniforms may be different, but the athlete is always the same.
Focused on aiding corporations and private equity firms unlock value in real estate.
As a former Dartmouth College football player, I understand the essence of teamwork and leveraging people’s strengths to advance toward a goal.
I am a Vice President in the Corporate Capital Markets Group at CBRE. I have over 15 years of experience in the commercial real estate field through a myriad of roles including investment sales, leasing, redevelopment consulting, acquisitions and development. With a strong background in marketing, underwriting, entitlements and negotiations, I have augmented those skills with a dual-degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Real Estate Development from USC. With all these tools, I help my clients identify the highest value for their real estate holdings.
Throughout my career, I have completed over $300 million in sales and leasing transactions. My clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies such as Motorola, Anthem Insurance, General Motors and Raytheon to municipalities, developers and high net worth investors.
I am continually staying up-to-date on the latest information and building relationships within the industry through actively participating as a Board member for the Association of Corporate Real Estate Executive (ACRE), having moderated its Annual Real Estate Forecast for the last three years, and being an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Urban Land Institute (ULI). I also serve as the Pasadena chapter leader for Athletes Touch.
College/Pro Team: Dartmouth
Chapter: Pasadena (CrossBiz)
Profession: Real Estate
Preferred Contact: Ryan.Garcia@cbre.com