Name: Chanel Haugh
Company: Haugh Realty Advisors
What is your TCREW Story?
I joined TCREW in May 2019, assigned to the UCREW committee lead by Denise Southerland. I stepped in as Chair of UCREW in August and drafted a 5-year plan to highlight & grow women’s opportunities within CRE talent pipeline in the Triangle. With an amazing committee, we continue to build capacity, have deepened relationships among many Triangle universities, and are driving member value by implementing collaborative programs that offer additional engagement opportunities for members.
What is your most significant TCREW connection?
There are many! I have been blessed to know Beverly Keith, Stella Walton, Marie Stapleton, UCREW, and Marlene Spritzer. All of these women have lent an encouraging voice, shared unique perspectives, and offered action-oriented support.
How has your TCREW membership been impactful in your own personal growth and development?
I am enhancing interpersonal skills with each communication and interaction, failing forward, and building a tribe of wonderful resources. I am learning how to be a better partner, mother, friend, and leader through each engagement and am absolutely appreciative of the investments of all of TCREW.
How do you see TCREW impacting the Triangle?
I see TCREW members leading companies full of talented women. I see TCREW members investing time to mentor the next generation. To have coffee with women in transition, taking time to build relationships, give guidance, and offer space is invaluable to the next gen. It’s amazing what a woman with a tribe can accomplish and TCREW represents a strong tribe.
How can we, as women in the commercial real estate industry, best make an impact in mentoring the next generation of women in CRE?
Start with WHY. Understand their starting point, goals, and capacity to execute the necessary steps to their destination. Help them see the full context of decisions and leave room for failure or success. Teach them to fish; never do it for them. Ask for help and expect setbacks. Speed is important but so is getting it right.
What is one goal you would like to achieve through TCREW?
Transactional value – a reliable deal team and deep well of resources to meet client needs. Personally – inclusion in the tribe of women that rule the world.
What is the best leadership advice you have been given or can give to others?
The rising tide lifts all ships. There is room enough for everyone to earn their seat at the table. If not, ask how you can make room for a seat for yourself.