Kathy Permenter on Building Your Tribe

Both men and women in the commercial real estate industry know that you increase your chances for success when you surround yourself with great mentors and colleagues. The Ladies in Commercial Real Estate networking group brought in Younger Partners co-founder Kathy Permenter at the June 21 event in the Haworth showroom at McKinney & Olive in Uptown to talk about her rise as co-founder of a very successful boutique CRE firm and what she’s learned over the years to match the event hashtag #BuildYourTribe.

Kathy (between YP’s Lacey Queen and Sarah Savage) says she wouldn’t change one thing about her career because each step has led her to this place from working late nights, so she could take her twin sons to and from school, to taking the leap into owning and running her own firm. One piece of advice she’d offer young businesswomen: have confidence in yourself and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Define what you’re best at, but give yourself some grace because things will go wrong at times; don’t beat yourself up.

You can check out more photos at the Ladies in CRE #BuildYourTribe photo album here.

You can read more about Kathy and five other great CRE women in this Bisnow article.