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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The Future of Higher Education Involves Flexibility and Collaboration
While students can listen to a lecture online, participate in discussion boards and interact over video platforms at home, educators still crave enhanced collaboration and engagement between students and faculty. Recently, C.W. Driver Companies constructed an interior build-out for the new Swenson Family Hall of Engineering at Chapman University, with the goal of fostering collaboration and blurring the lines between teaching and research.
“The past year of online learning has shifted student preferences and increased the competition in higher education,” said Dave Pintar, director of project development, C.W. Driver Companies. “Colleges are responding and considering how to attract and retain students through prioritized investment in campus facilities.”
Study alcoves and research pods promote interdisciplinary relationships and group work sessions. Across campuses, classrooms are being built with collapsible panels, enabling rooms to be flexible to respond to new teaching modalities, and to service various student and faculty needs.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.