Trina Parks Trina Parks willlead the design and development of McCarthy's national craftdevelopment strategy.

HOUSTON—As part of its continuous efforts to address theconstruction craft workforce shortage head-on, McCarthy BuildingCompanies has created a new national craft training and developmentposition based in Houston and in the process, formalized the firm'scommitment to craft training and outreach. To lead this effort,McCarthy hired Trina Parks as director, craft training anddevelopment. Parks will lead the design and development of thefirm's national craft development strategy and craft trainingresources across McCarthy markets.

"The industry is experiencing a shortage in the workforce andMcCarthy is actively working to solve this issue," said Ray Sedey,president of McCarthy's Southern region. "By creating this newrole, we hope that this can enhance our efforts, and ensure thatour crews are properly trained and developed so that they areencouraged to continue in the industry and McCarthy, whiledelivering their best work for our clients."

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.