Meet The Next Generation of Leaders in MAREJ's 30 Under 30

Sadie Maney | Director of Business Development | Landcore
Years with company/firm: 8 Months
Years in field: 7
Years in real estate industry: 7
CRE organizations/affiliations: Wellness for Women in Real Estate (WWIRE),
Society of Marketing Professionals Services (SMPS), Urban Land Institute (ULI)

What is your greatest professional accomplishment?

“I’m incredibly proud that I gathered an outstanding group of professional women to bring Wellness for Women in Real Estate (WWIRE) to Philadelphia from Boston. I believe I filled a void in the Philadelphia commercial real estate industry with this organization. I love to watch it grow and see all of the opportunity it brings to those involved. WWIRE offers the opportunity to share experiences with your network while also supporting professional women’s health and wellbeing.

What is your most notable project?

CHOP Inpatient Tower

How do you contribute to your company and/or the industry?

I bring people together and build relationships that benefit everyone involved. Creating an ecosystem of innovative commercial real estate professionals is what makes me most passionate about what I do.

Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career?

Of course, having four children by the age of 27 has been quite the influence and drive to grow something my children can be proud of. However, I’m incredibly lucky to have an out-of-this-world mentor pool. Those from many different places in the country that have years of various experience and have been willing to share their stories with me.

What impact has social media/networking had on your career?

Networking is primarily the most important piece of my role. Understanding different people and what motivates them, how to be supportive and helpful to each person and how to create mutually beneficial relationships that advance everyone involved.

Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you choose the field/profession you are in today?

I began my career as an Administrative Assistant for a Fire Protection Engineering firm when I was a single mom, was asked to transition to Marketing/Proposals which slowly transitioned into some Business Development activities. From there I was asked to join a firm based in Boston, representing their Philadelphia office/Mid-Atlantic region and then moved to a Civil Engineering firm in the Philadelphia area. I chose to build a career in this industry because since the beginning, I’ve been given opportunity or even allowed the chance to create my own opportunities. In doing so, I’ve become a more versatile professional and have had the chance to learn many different pieces that make up the commercial real estate industry.

What were some of your early goals and did anything happen to change them?

Early in my career, I focused on my title. I wanted to be “Manager” and then I wanted to be “Director”. I thought that these titles would give me the credibility I needed in the industry to appear more professional or more qualified at my job. My goals have changed as I realized that being qualified and having that “big” title have little to no correspondence.

What unique qualities and or personality trait do you feel makes you most successful in your profession?

I believe that being empathetic combined with being a motivated self-starter has allowed me to understand, be an active listener and connect the dots in order to build meaningful and long-term relationships that create fruitful business partnerships.