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Company News // July 30, 2019

Get to know . . .  Carol Chaney, CPM

Get to know a little more about our people at Sturges Property Group!

CAROL CHANEY, CPM
Director of Property Management

I’m a native of… Indiana

I got into commercial real estate… about 24 years ago. I had previously worked in residential development and residential management. I then had a 13.5-year stint in selling aerial lifts and digger derricks, (I know, a bit of a detour in my career.) I started with Sturges Griffin Trent in 1995.

Funny story is that I had gotten my real estate license many years before coming to Sturges, and at that time my instructor was Gary Trent—theTrent of Sturges Griffin Trent! We never crossed paths after that class until I became an employee of SGT (the precursor to Sturges Property Group).

Years at Sturges Property Group: Just hit 24!

My most memorable deal/property/issue was… There are so many it’s hard to choose… but I would say when a restaurant in one of my shopping centers caught on fire. That was the first and, (knock on wood), last fire I have had to experience. One is enough.

My primary hobby or side hustle is… working with children. Especially mentoring young girls.

Favorite food: Filet Mignon

Dog or cat? We lost our dog a few years ago… He can’t be replaced.

What I do to unwind: I like to play solitaire on my computer. I like to think it helps my mind to stay young! LOL

The secret to my success is… I would like to think that my personality lends itself to success. But also, integrity, customer service skills, being detailed, and a hard worker. Most importantly my faith in God.

The person I would most want to be trapped in an elevator with for 12 hours, living or dead: My grandfather. I never knew him as he died when I was a baby. I have always sensed that the two of us would be great friends.

In a previous life, a.k.a. before commercial real estate, I…. I worked for a company that built bucket trucks and digger derricks. I worked in sales and put together quotations for customers such as AEP, and cities in many states over the country, even into Hawaii. Alas, I did not get to visit all these places! It was a great job, and I worked with many wonderful people. It was hard to leave but, in the end, I am so glad I chose to return to real estate.

The thing I am most proud of is… my faith and the many ways in which my belief has changed me.

What’s next for me: I plan to retire in the next few years. My hope is that I can live on the beach and take morning walks with my cup of coffee with my husband by my side.

Personal Quote about success in this industry: I believe this would be about success in life!

A truly wise person uses few words. A person with understanding is even tempered. Proverbs 17:27

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