Women of Distinction: Margaret Blair

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Upon starting college, Margaret Blair intended to go on to law school, but found herself increasingly inspired by her business classes. While completing her graduate degree in applied economics, she became drawn to real estate and decided to pursue it as a career. After graduation, she took a job as a research analyst at Colliers International, a commercial real estate brokerage and property management company, and has stuck with the company since. “No journey is without obstacles,” she says. “But my experiences have truly been learning opportunities and have given me the foundation and expertise needed to succeed in what I am doing.” She has since risen to become the director of marketing and research, where her work helps drive real estate decisions across Milwaukee.

“Being surrounded by people who are passionate about our city is rewarding in itself.”

 

– Margaret Blair

Director of Marketing and Research, Colliers International

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Q&A

How has your experience building your career unfolded? 

I have been fortunate and privileged to work for and with leaders who advocate for me. Despite being relatively green in my career, I have been given amazing opportunities to grow and evolve. I started with Colliers Wisconsin right after graduation and have been with the company ever since. No journey is without obstacles, but my experiences have truly been learning opportunities and have given me the foundation and expertise needed to succeed in what I am doing.

What do you find most rewarding about your career? 

There are many things that come to mind but one that stands out is the opportunity to constantly learn and be involved in projects that impact the future of our city. Milwaukee is not perfect but being surrounded by people that are passionate about our city on a daily basis is rewarding in itself. It is not something I expected, but it has become something I truly value.


This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s November issue.

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