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August 18, 2015

Amanda Ventura

Catherine Thuringer – Most Influential Women In Commercial Real Estate

Catherine Thuringer
Trammell Crow Company
Years in the industry: 30

At the beginning of 2014, Cathy Thuringer was promoted to principal at Trammell Crow Company, where she has oversight of its industrial development in Arizona. This is no small feat of square footage. Trammell Crow recently brought the largest speculative development to the Valley with the 791KSF Coldwater Depot Logistics Center.

What is the hardest professional or personal challenge you’ve faced and how did you overcome it?
My first ground-up development. I learned very quickly how important it is to surround oneself with the right talent in order to succeed.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment?
Achieving the rank of principal and becoming an active member of Trammell Crow Company’s leadership team.

What is your most memorable deal or project and why?
Coldwater Depot Logistics Center – Phase 1 was the largest and most successful spec industrial project for our team. It was voted NAIOP’s 2013 Speculative Industrial Project of the Year.

What is your favorite part of your job?
Working with exceptionally talented people to transform a vision into reality.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up and how did that aspiration affect your career?
A travel agent—how did I do?

What is one little-known fact about you?
I am an avid wildlife/nature photographer.