2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Next Generation Honoree: Leapley Construction Group’s Emily Behrens is Energetic Team Player
Emily Behrens has impressed her colleagues and clients alike with a never-stop attitude and a contagious energy which helps her tackle time-critical project schedules with great success. An exceptional team player, Behrens has a talent for rallying her teammates and clients to work together toward a common goal.
Behrens was recently promoted to her current role as a project manager at Leapley Construction Group after seeing an opportunity for the company’s growth through organization and formatting. She has since led the charge on streamlining the organization of the firm’s job setup.
A skilled listener and communicator, Emily was recently asked to be a speaker at an IIDA event, and regularly volunteers with a non-profit project for the Lifecycle Building Center renovation.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Behrens to be one of the Atlanta and Southeast region 2019 Next Generation Award Winners. Connect Media’s third annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
As a registered interior designer, Behrens brings a unique perspective to Leapley. She uses this skillset to relate to the designers she works with to understand design intent as well as constructability. This insight has helped her connect and build relationships in the industry.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.