Triangle Crew

Meet the Member – Jane Brasier

Jane Brasier, Vice President Business Development, Clark Nexsen

How do you benefit from your TCREW Membership?  For me the networking with TCREW members has always been the best!  It has been a great way to meet other women in the real estate profession and stay connected as our careers have grown over time, and of course I have developed some long-standing friendships.  Also, I have enjoyed serving on TCREW committees and on the Board.

What do you do at Clark Nexsen and in what circumstances would I come to you for something?  Clark Nexsen is a nationally ranked architecture/interior/engineering company that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and in my role as VP, Business Development, I am always looking for opportunities for us to make a difference in the Triangle community with our designs, whether science and tech facilities, corporate offices, or academic facilities.  So forming a team with other TCREW members to pursue projects would be perfect!

Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?   Probably no surprise that I would say my mother, Ruth Jane Roycroft, who was one of eight children growing up in rural Durham, who is age 92 and remains very active.  She was a banker in Durham for 25+ years, and held a variety of senior level positions.  Reflecting on her back then when very few women worked in the banking industry, and her ability to manage work, a family, church and community involvement, impressed upon me to have the same ambition and drive.

What energizes you at work?  We have 10 offices throughout the mid-Atlantic, and I love meeting our employees in the various offices and “connecting the dots” with them when we are going after pursuits for new projects, as it really is a collaborative approach to not only doing really good design, but for winning work.

What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?  I was involved in making a connection and landing work with Toll Brothers when they were first looking at the Triangle area in the 1990’s, as they were the ones who developed Brier Creek – residential and commercial.

What’s your biggest work pet peeve?  When people do not show up/attend meetings on time, and therefore they do not start on time.  It is important to be respectful of everyone’s schedule.

What energizes you outside of work?  I really love to travel, whether it is to see my daughter who lives in San Francisco, go on a family vacation, or to a work-related conference in a city I have never visited.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?  I am a native of Durham and still live there – one street over from where I grew up.

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?  On the weekends I like to be at our small house in Beaufort, North Carolina where it feels like I am on vacation for just a few days and therefore is a way to get re-energized for the next week.  It has also been a great way to meet a lot of folks from the Triangle area who are here also on the weekends, who otherwise I would have not met.

What’s the first concert you ever went to?  Doobie Brothers in Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University.