Here is our selection of 50 achievers in the CRE space that are under age 40. Read their stories to see why we picked them.
When Carly Glova decided to establish a recruiting firm serving the commercial real estate industry, she knew there would be obstacles. Glova had not previously worked in a recruiting position or owned a business, and she faced the adversity of creating a niche in the historically male-dominated CRE industry. Seeing the benefits of her idea, however, Glova pressed on and in 2015, after an almost 10-year career in CRE finance, she founded executive search and recruiting firm Building Careers LLC, which aims to serve as a responsive, industry-focused and personalized hiring solution. Since its inception, Building Careers has experienced a nearly 600% increase in revenue and has doubled its headcount. As president of the company, Glova oversees business development, client and candidate management, manages recruiting and sourcing resources, and executes general business operations. Glova has made a mark on the Southern California market and has become a go-to source for hiring in the space, which has become an even more important function since the Great Resignation left the candidate pool extremely small. Glova speaks on panels and in forums regarding the hiring landscape and she has consulted on the disconnect between employer and employee motivations and how the gap can be closed. She first became interested in CRE during college, where she majored in finance and wrote her honors college thesis on CRE analysis and trends. She began her career on the East Coast with Duff & Phelps in its real estate valuation and consulting practice before moving into the private equity side of the real estate business with Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds. Attracted by the robust commercial real estate industry in Southern California, she moved to San Diego where she worked for BioMed Realty Trust before founding Building Careers.
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