Entering a new market, Harlander’s goal is to create a portfolio with as strong a foothold as St. John Properties has in Maryland. And meeting new people to create genuine connections is step one.
“My current duties tie back to the real estate program at Carey. This is a relationship business, so meeting people, creating genuine relationships, and finding out how to work effectively together is my number one priority,” she said.
Harlander networks with more than just the Austin, TX market. She currently sits on the leadership committee for the new Real Estate Alumni Network at Carey, working to create a larger network for Carey’s real estate alumni.
“I had an incredible cohort of individuals with diverse backgrounds within the real estate field, so a few of us wanted to keep those connections alive,” she said. “Now we are working with Carey to help facilitate outreach and engage more alumni to grow our networks.”
She strongly emphasized the importance of networking with your peers in the industry.
“You will get an incredible education from Carey, but you will also gain incredible connections for your future. Network with your peers and continue to build relationships. It will go a very long way.”