Board Member Spotlight: Krista Nauss
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020
Krista Nauss is a current Director on the CREW Calgary Chapter Board and the Director of Property Management at Riverpark Properties. She has been involved with CREW for over 10 years. Krista has been part of the Membership Committee as a member, co-chair and liaison to the Board. Her day job is as the Director of Property Management for Riverpark Properties, a Calgary property management company that prides itself on customer service and doing things differently. Riverpark has nearly 2M s.f. of properties all over the city. Being a property manager has its challenges especially in this market, as we struggle to support our tenants. Krista also has a background in project management and greatly enjoys construction projects that have taken place at the buildings she has managed. She has also just recently completed her MBA.
1. What do you enjoy most about working in the Commercial Real Estate Industry?
Every day is different, and sometimes while things keep me up at night, I enjoy the problem solving and finding ways to get people to work together.
2. How has CREW brought value to your career ?
I have met many people that I can reach out to for ideas, support and are beyond colleagues and are now close friends. There are likeminded people that have similar struggles or victories that we can assist each other and celebrate.
3. What are three reasons you would encourage a colleague to join CREW?
It is a great organization to building connections with other ladies (and men) in Calgary and beyond. Making the world feel smaller by being able to reach out to other companies in Calgary or other cities to see how they are doing things, how are they getting through these times, what trends are they seeing and what can we learn from them.
4. How are you positively adapting to the work-from-home and work/life challenges presented by COVID-19 measures?
For the most part, we remained in the office as Property Management was considered an essential service; cleaning, security and some tenants remained which meant we had to also keep buildings open, operating, and safe. At most we did a rotation of two weeks at home and two weeks in the office, which has its own struggle as we had anxiety that we were not safe at work, we also challenged that everyone thought we were at home but we were not, so to manage young kids at home when we were at work.
5. Share an interesting or little-known fact about yourself?
I feel like I should be a blogger and have a restaurant column. Secretly I think that I should propose that to CBC and rate restaurants in Calgary as I am always super keen and interested in new places that open and am happy to report that to my friends where to go for each type of meal or event they are looking for.