Commercial Real Estate Studio

Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Diversity

The Diversity Committee of the Atlanta Commercial Board will host the 3rd Annual Commercial Real Estate Studio. This event highlights a featured guest from a diverse background that shares their personal experience of building a commercial real estate practice.

Diversity Series | Featuring

Meredith Leapley, Leapley Construction

Details

  • Monday, September 12th
  • 11:30 am registration | 12:00 - 1:30 pm luncheon / program
  • Atlanta REALTORS® Center

For more information or to register, please contact Amy Geddes, Board Services Director, 404.250.0051, x. 111.

Featured Guest

Meredith Leapley
Leapley Construction, President & Founder

Moderator

Christine Gorham
Eastwood Real Estate Services, LLC, CEO and Partner

Featured Guest

Meredith Leapley - Leapley ConstructionMeredith Leapley

Leapley Construction
President & Founder

At age 26, Meredith came to Atlanta from Washington, D.C., and founded a commercial interior general contracting firm in a city where she had few professional connections.

Seventeen years later, Leapley Construction is a premier commercial interior general contractor, generating over $66 million in revenue with top corporate clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Norfolk Southern, Georgia Power, and Turner Properties. Leapley Construction is consistently recognized as one of top interior contractors. Meredith is a natural entrepreneur and didn’t stop at Leapley Construction, she has also built two other multi-million dollar businesses through long term partnerships.

Integrity, persistence, and hard work are a few of the characteristics that have propelled Meredith into the top ranks, leading one of the fastest-growing women-owned companies. A natural connector and communicator, she attributes her company’s success to authentic, long-term relationships.

Meredith received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland. She is a Board Certified Health Coach, and inspires everyone around her to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Meredith’s achievements, both inside the commercial real estate industry and out, are many.

Industry recognition:

  • Top 5 Women-Owned Businesses in Atlanta, ranked by Investopedia, 2016
  • YWCA Women of Achievement 2016
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Women Who Mean Business”, 2015
  • Power Woman in Atlanta Commercial Real Estate by Bisnow, 2014
  • The Women Presidents’ Organization ranked Meredith 41 st on their 7 th  Annual List of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies around the globe.
  • CREW Career Advancement for Women Award, 2014
  • Turner Properties Trailblazer Award, 2007
  • Atlanta’s Top 40 Under 40, 2007
  • Partner in the Promise from the Chairman of The Coca-Cola Company, 2005
Professional organizations:
  • The Committee of 200
  • CREW
  • CoreNet Global
Community involvement:
  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2014
  • Board of Directors Robinson Business College, Georgia State University
  • Supporter of Women Lead Program at Georgia State University
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta Board Member for seven years; Chair 2011-2013. She has mentored her Little Brother, Andrew, for 12 years and continues to champion his success by sponsoring his education at Darlington School.

Moderator

Christine GorhamChristine Gorham

Eastwood Real Estate Services, LLC
CEO and Partner

Christine Gorham, CCIM, has been CEO and Partner of Eastwood Real Estate Services, LLC since 2010. Christine has over 25 years of medical operations experience, with over 14 of those years focused in the real estate sector of healthcare, 10 of those years with the Northside Hospital System in Atlanta, making her a uniquely qualified professional.

She gained valuable insight into the inner-workings of primary care, ambulatory surgery centers, long term VA care facilities, home health, and hospital systems. In the medical real estate arena she has asset managed, leased from both the Landlord and Tenant positions, construction/project managed, site selected, and property managed. She directed a national portfolio, heavily concentrated in healthcare, for SRS Investments, LLC, a private investment company. She was responsible for all asset management details which included oversight of leasing, property management, budgeting, marketing, taxes, capital improvements, as well as assisting with due diligence for acquisitions, investor relationships, and lender activities. Christine has leased over 3,500,000 square feet of medical, dental, veterinary, office, and retail real estate.

Christine currently serves as a Director on the CREW Network Board (an organization of approximately 10,000 members in the U.S. and Canada) and as Past President of CREW Atlanta (an organization of appx 375 members). She was honored with the 2015 Shining Light Award by CREW Atlanta, an annual selection which is presented to Georgians who have inspired the lives of others through their service. She was named one of Atlanta’s Top 40 Most Powerful Women in Commercial Real Estate by BISNOW and Who’s Who in the Top 100 Influential Leaders in Commercial Real Estate by Atlanta Business Chronicle, both in 2014. She has been active in several national and area organizations including CCIM, CREW Atlanta (2014 President, 2013 National Delegate, 2010 Co-Chair and 2008 Graduate of CREW Leadership), CREW Network (2015 Board of Directors, 2014-2015 Education Committee and 2014 Nominating Committee), Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (2014 & 2013 Board of Directors, 2015 Higher Education Outreach Chairman, 2014-2015 PAG Diversity Committee), 2015 Empire Board of Realtists Commercial Council – Broker Apprentice Program Mentor, HSRF, MGMA Chapters & Women In Healthcare, and has participated in GDA and GVMA events. She has spoken at several medical real estate conventions and has written articles for real estate publications related to healthcare real estate.

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