AME Client Spotlight: Sarah Searight-Temple, CBRE
Name: Sarah Searight-Temple, CBRE
Building: Medical Office Building Portfolio which includes seven buildings located in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa.
How has property management helped you in your career development?
I began my career in property management ten years ago because I felt I was a people person who had a knack for helping others. I saw an industry full of opportunities with multiple avenues of career advancement possibilities. Property management has taught me that it’s not just about leasing and maintenance, but marketing, customer service, construction, and continued training & education. Property management is certainly not a mundane career; one must be flexible, organized, a team player, and be willing to accept the responsibility of the daily challenges that come with being a professional problem solver while always maintaining a positive attitude. Through daily interaction with my tenants, vendors, and clients I have built both professional and personal relationships with extremely talented individuals who inspire me to work hard and give the best I have to offer my industry each and every day.
What are some of your hobbies?
Every Saturday morning my son and I watch Pioneer Woman on the food network and then attempt to cook some of what we watched. I also spend a lot of time organizing fun crafts for my kids and I to work on together. I really enjoy being creative and spending time with my family. I’m also a big reader!
What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
Over the years I have managed a very diverse portfolio of product. I’m very proud to have been assigned management roles on properties that had great challenges to overcome. To be a part of making a property operate more efficiently, become more aesthetically appealing, and to not only attract new occupancy but to retain occupancy is very rewarding.
What is the best vacation you’ve been on?
I took a family cruise to the Caribbean several years ago and had the most amazing time! The water & islands were beautiful, the food was great, and of course being surrounded by family was the icing on the cake!
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
Sunblock, My husband & kids, Water