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Meet The President: Tanya Shapiro: Cushman & Wakefield/the Lund Company

May 23, 2023 02:56PM ● By Cushman & Wakefield/The Lund Company
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Few industries experience the kind of change that real estate does—where market fluctuations can take a company from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows—in the blink of an eye. The Lund Company has managed to not only survive such volatility, but thrive thanks to a steadfast fundamental philosophy.

“As a local Nebraska company, we have an upfront seat to the area’s rapid growth,” said Tanya Shapiro, president. “We live where we work, so we take pride in offering clients only the best in real estate services.”

“Our top-tier staff gives us the ability to spot new trends and provide new opportunities. Detailed market research and customized strategic plans allow us to provide our clients with the services required to maximize the value of their investment property.”

The firm’s philosophy of staff expertise, close connection to the marketplace, and one-on-one personal service has been the hallmark of The Lund Company over the entirety of its 40-plus years in business. But it has also demonstrated radical innovation as needed to keep the firm with the times. 

Shapiro, the company’s first female president, demonstrates this forward-thinking mentality firsthand through her dynamic leadership style, leveraging integrity and teamwork to transform employees into accountable change-agents.

“I have a coaching style; I focus on bringing out the best in our teams by guiding them through goals and obstacles,” she said. “I empower them to make decisions by promoting an environment of collaboration, whether we are marketing properties through our brokerage services, acquiring investment properties or managing buildings and communities. In this way, we consistently exceed client expectations while keeping an eye on the bottom line.

“Understanding the importance of lasting relationships with our owners and residents, we focus on integrity, dignity, and respect. Integrity is second to none at Lund; it’s about being honest, trustworthy and transparent with anyone we come in contact with. We honorably hold ourselves responsible for all of our actions. This, in turn, has created a positive culture where employees feel safe to admit mistakes, allowing us to provide training opportunities for future success.”

These elements combine to provide unparalleled opportunity for employees to build a rewarding career at The Lund Company, a major point of differentiation in the ongoing and highly competitive effort to attract and retain the best available talent. 

“At Lund, our strength lies within our team of highly motivated, dedicated and experienced professionals who aren’t afraid to take on new challenges and learn from those around them,” Shapiro said. “Furthermore, we provide excellent growth opportunities at all levels of the company.  We are able to promote heavily from within and across departments, making for a well-versed employee base. In fact, our organization promoted 79 internal team members in the last year alone.”

“At Lund, we hire for attitude and train for skill. Placing an emphasis on ‘open doors,’ can harbor new ideas and encourage out-of-the-box thinking. Our steadfast investment in training and development helps cultivate an environment of passion and motivation to succeed.”

OMAHA, NE  68114

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2023 issue of B2B Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.  
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