Power Women: Nothing Slows Down Weitzman's Gretchen Miller. Working Harder And Smarter Is Her Secret Recipe
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This limited series profiles DFW Power Women who have made their mark in the Dallas-Fort Worth commercial real estate industry. Each of the women profiled will be honored at Bisnow's Dallas-Fort Worth Power Women event Nov. 12.
Retail brokerage services is a fast-paced competitive business, but nothing derails Weitzman Senior Vice President Gretchen Miller. She handles retail project leasing, tenant representation and general retail brokerage for the DFW area. Prior to Weitzman, Miller held a position at Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I as a portfolio management analyst for 36 properties carrying a $2.67B value.
Her background is varied with time spent in asset management and analysis. So how did she become a top player at Weitzman and in commercial real estate? The answer dates back to her childhood.
Bisnow: What did you dream of becoming as a child? How does your current career feed that inner child inside of you?
Miller: I grew up in a very entrepreneurial family, and that was an inspiration that has served me well in my career. I didn’t have a definite idea of what I wanted to be, but even when I was little, I had a strong work ethic and wanted to make a difference.
Bisnow: If you could teach women growing in the industry today just one thing, what would it be?
Miller: Make sure you plan to succeed not based on being given special consideration as a woman but because you are smarter, work harder and know more than anyone else in the room.
Bisnow: Who inspires you on a daily basis and why?
Miller: Every day, my daughter inspires me to do my best and be my best. I want to show her by example that she can have it all.
Bisnow: What is your biggest career failure and what positive lessons did it teach you?
Miller: There’s no such thing as a failure if you use the experience to learn and grow from.
Bisnow: Describe your greatest career accomplishment.
Miller: In 2017, I earned the rank as the statewide top producer at Weitzman while I was pregnant with my first child, who was born in December.
CORRECTION, NOV. 7, 1:38 P.M. CT: A previous version of this article misstated the role of Gretchen Miller at Weitzman. The story has been updated.
CORRECTION, NOV. 11, 9:37 AM. CT: A previous version of this article misstated the year of Gretchen Miller's top producer designation. The story has been updated.