MNCAR –  Monthly Spotlight- Ericka Miller, Alatus LLC

1.   In one sentence, what do you want MNCAR members to know about your business?

We deliver the highest quality, innovative, affordable to luxury housing in metro communities.

 2.  What is the most encouraging thing you see for the future of the CRE industry?

The expanded interest by women and diverse groups. It’s well known that the more diverse thought leadership and experience you have on teams, the more successful they are. While we still have a very long way to go in most commercial real estate industry career paths, I am truly encouraged by those coming into it over the last 5 – 10 years. It’s no longer just about whether or not you know someone in the industry, more and more people of all different backgrounds are finding their way here through different pathways and that is exciting.

3.  Favorite CRE event of the year and why?

I love the MNCAR Expo because it’s a great way to get a refresh on what companies offer in a fun and lively way. Plus – I can count on seeing so many friends there!

4. What do you enjoy most about the CRE industry?

Truly the most exciting part of the CRE industry is the ability to continuously learn and meet new people with different backgrounds and businesses. There are no two deals that are the same, there are no two developments that are the same and there are always more people to meet who have amazing experience and ideas.

 5. Any advice you have for someone considering the CRE industry?

Be curious, work hard, have integrity and invite yourself to any meeting/event that you will learn from. Take notes. Network as much as you can. Get uncomfortable and make mistakes – but learn from them. Have fun. Take care of yourself.

 6. What’s the next place on your travel bucket list? 

National: More national parks – maybe Zion will be next. Global: New Zealand, if I can get my husband to travel that far!

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