12C — October 27 - November 9, 2017 — Executive Women in Business — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


Executive Women in Business

ha t wa s your mo s t n o t a b l e project, deal or Amy L. Hawley, SIOR, Markward Group CRE offered me an opportunity that made the best use of my skills and professional experience W

early 1950’s. He has been an important mentor in my life. As a member of the So- ciety of Industrial & Office Realtors, I have met several fellow designees at various conferences all over the U.S. Many of my fellow SIOR’s continue to exchange ideas that have helped me to grow as a professional. What impact has social media/networking had upon your business? It has enabled me to keep in touch with more of my business acquaintances in a compressed amount of time.

Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current posi- tion and why you chose the field/profession you are in today? I began my career in the early 1980’s. My family has been in commercial-industri- al real estate in the NewYork Metro region. I am the third generation to be in the same field. My husband and I were in consumer product sales when we first met. After we were married, I didn’t want to be his competitor. Com- mercial real estate offered me an opportunity that made the best use of my skills and professional experience. I like the flexibility that brokerage sales has to offer me. What were some of your early goals and did any- thing happen in your ca- reer/profession to change them? My early goal as a newly licensed sales associate, was to have my own company. It took me 3+ years to qualify for my broker’s license. I started my own company back in 1985. I joined Mark- ward Group two years ago. Do you feel being awom- an is an advantage, disad- vantage or no advantage in today’s business world? Why? Why not? In the early days of my brokerage career, the busi- ness community was less accepting of women in the commercial-industrial pro- fession. Now there are many more women who are brokers and it has become the norm. I think that women can bring a different vantage point to the project that can enable us to collectively be a more effec- tive team that better serves the client. What inspiring word of advice would you give to a young woman about to go into the field of commer- cial real estate or your allied field? Over the years I have men- tored several college stu- dents at my alma mater (Moravian College) and also women who are entering the field. I encourage them to reach out to other women for ideas and collaboration. It is very important that we are supportive of one another in an extremely competitive field. n

Amy L. Hawley, SIOR Associate Broker Markward Group Years in field: 33 Years in real estate industry: 33 years

transaction in 2017? After a three year process, I sold the former Victor- Balata factory (100,000 SF on 8 acres) in Easton, PA to Lidl Supermarkets. How do you manage the work/life balance? I make it a point to get some form of exercise on a daily basis. Running, golf, swimming and aerobic ac- tivities are how I decompress from a stressful day. My hus- band and I either take either

a short day trip or vacation each quarter. Who or what has been the strongest influence in

your career? My father is also a com- mercial real estate broker. He started his career in the

Amy Hawley, SIOR ahawley@MarkwardGroup.com 610.398.4000

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