As a designer, Lindsay Murphy has worked at building relationships among building owners, brokers and developers in the commercial real estate world.
“I was fortunate enough to volunteer for a few NAIOP Georgia and ACBR events,” she said, referring to the state chapter of the national Commercial Real Estate Development Association and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. “I learned so much spending time with our clients that I was eager to do more.”
Murphy, the managing director|Atlanta for Nelson, a global architecture and design firm, said being active in these organizations has cultivated friendships as well as business.
“Joining these organizations and being on their various committees and boards means I get to serve beside my clients and friends while making a difference in our community,” she added.
Her involvement also sometimes presents a challenge, she said. “It’s easy to want to be a part of everything going on around you,” Murphy said. “Finding balance, and staying focused and present in the moment, can be a challenge – but it’s key to long-term success.”
Her professional accomplishments involve the success of others, she added. “I am humbled by the many talented professionals that I’ve been able to work beside, mentor and watch grow,” she added. “Seeing those around me flourish will always be something I’m proud of.”
The commercial real estate world is continuously changing, Murphy said. “There are endless industry developments to learn about, brilliant professionals to meet and rewarding projects to be a part of,” she added. “Changing, growing and evolving with this CRE community keeps me excited about what’s coming next.”
With this worldview, “Lindsay has moved to the forefront of the NAIOP organization and in this industry – and she does it all with genuine passion,” said Debbie Koenig, executive director of NAIOP Georgia, adding that Murphy was recently elected by her peers to hold a seat on the NAIOP Future Leaders executive committee.
Koenig said she is impressed by Murphy’s commitment. “She will play an important part in the future of NAIOP, interior design and the commercial real estate industry.”
To be successful in the industry means approaching every opportunity with a “How can I help?” attitude, Murphy said. “Raise your hand, go the extra mile, take on more than you’re ready for.”