Name: Clare Liston
Company: Stockbridge Capital Group
Position: Acquisitions Analyst
Age: 27
Education: University of Wisconsin – Madison
Years in Real Estate: 5

What led you to work in the Real Estate industry? Describe your current responsibilities:
My Dad – he has been in the business for a long time and has shown me what hard work, determination and patience can create. I also enjoy the ever-changing nature of real estate and interacting with different people all the time. I work on the Acquisitions team focusing on industrial, office, retail and multi-family opportunities in Chicago, Texas, Boston, Denver & Washington D.C.

Who has been the biggest influence in your career?
My Dad

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
Hopefully I will have expanded my skill set, network, and knowledge of the real estate market.

How long have you been involved with NAIOP and what do you view as the benefits of your NAIOP Developing Leader membership?
I’ve been involved with NAIOP since I started in real estate in 2012. It is a great way to meet some of the most successful people in the business as well as gain professional advice from them, which is invaluable.

What are the three most important qualities you think a real estate young professional should possess?
Ambition, Curiosity and Passion

What is the most important lesson you have learned during your career?
The small things matter & success does not come overnight

What is the best piece of professional advice you have been given?
Work hard & enjoy what you are doing

What networking advice can you offer young professionals to help advance their careers?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and always put yourself out there / go to networking events

What’s your favorite building in Chicago?
Wrigley Field

Where is your favorite place in the City?
My rooftop

What’s your motto or personal mantra?
Everything happens for a reason