Emily Behrens was recently selected as a Next Generation honoree as selected by Connect Media. Taking a non-traditional route into the commercial construction industry, Emily comes from an interior design background – which she uses to her advantage in her current role an interior construction project manager for Leapley Construction. Emily has impressed her colleagues and clients alike with a never-stop attitude and contagious energy which helps her tackle time-critical project schedules with great success. An exceptional team player, Behrens has a talent for rallying her teammates and clients to work together toward a common goal.

This annual award is given to ten locally-based commercial real estate young leaders. Winners are people who are likely to be influential in the commercial real estate industry for a long time — because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas. Connect Media picked these winners from nearly 500 nominations sent in by readers from all parts of the country and from all sectors of the CRE industry — ranging from brokerage to development to finance and property sales.

Congratulations from your Leapley family, Emily!