Leadership Spotlight - Katie Burlager- Chair Professional Development

October 27, 2021
Written by: CREW Detroit
This week’s spotlight is on Katie Burlager, Account Executive with Airea.  Katie is the Chair for CREW Detroit’s Professional Development Committee. With her commitment and dedication to CREW, the Professional Development Committee offers custom designed programming developed by CREW Detroit for its members with the express goal of empowering them and promoting their emergence as future leaders in the real estate industry.  These programs include mentoring, a leadership symposium and an additional personal/professional development event.  The mentoring program is an annual program; the other programs are typically offered in alternating years.  These programs provide member participants with the tools, skills and knowledge necessary to take the lead in their personal and professional lives.

Name the app you can’t live without. Why?
I have to say Facebook. My family lives far from me and all over the country, so it really is a great tool for me to feel connected and stay in touch with everyone.

What character trait do you most admire?
Kindness. I’m most drawn to people that have are kind and caring to those around them.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’m a painter! I grew up drawing and painting.  I mostly enjoy working with oils…I just wish I had more time to do it.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Work will always be there, take the time to do things that make you happy and support your emotional and mental well-being.

What was the biggest thing, business or personal, you accomplished this year? 
My husband and I are having our first baby in July, so that’s a pretty big accomplishment for us. We are very excited for this next chapter.

Who is your favorite Superhero? Why?
I’m not a big Superhero person, but I’ll go with Wonder Woman. I love that she inspires young girls to be strong warriors! 

What is the most important thing we should know about you?
I’m passionate about helping others! Whether that be professionally or personally.  Helping others find what they need and reach their goals is what keeps me moving forward each day!