Catharine Hughes Hughes: “What’s so great about CREW is that a lot of CRE professionals—men and women—who are those active decision makers are a quality group of people, and what I like about our current size is we’re able to get to know each other really well.”

SAN DIEGO—Women have made a lot of progress in the male-dominated CRE industry, but there is still more work to be done, which is why CREW exists, the San Diego chapter’s 2017 president Catharine Hughes tells Hughes, who was recently promoted to director at Ware Malcomb, sat down with us for a chat about the main issues CREW San Diego will be focusing on this year, as well as how CRE women are faring in C-suite positions. What are the main issues CREW San Diego will be focusing on this year?

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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