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Quotes from women in the rental housing industry The following are quotes from RHBTV’s four-part series of interviews with prominent women in the rental housing industry. Please visit www.rhbtv.ca to watch the interviews. “Be a sponge and take in information from others, learn new things, look for opportunities, and talk to different people.” — Trish MacPherson, Partner, Alignvest Student Housing REIT “Don’t try to be perfect – allow yourself to make mistakes.” — Paula Gasparro, Vice President, Real Estate Finance, CMLS Financial “We all know our value but sometimes we second guess ourselves, and sometimes we need validation to justify what we think our values are.” — BJ Santavy, Vice President, Skyline Living “Always do what you love and do it from a place of compassion. Be mindful and do it for the benefit of others.” — Julie Rahier, Director, GH Capital “Accept the fact we cannot be perfect in everything we do. We should accept our vulnerabilities so can we prepare ourselves to take new challenges to advance our careers.” — Erica Lontoc, Strategy and Policy Specialist, Enbridge Gas “Consider every opportunity and think about what’s best for yourself and your career rather than comparing yourself to others.” — Kerri Jackson, Senior Vice President, Property Management, Concert Properties

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“Learn as much as you can about the industry because knowledge is important and powerful.” — Sam Amin, Marketing Manager, Yardi Canada “If you don’t take the opportunity to learn something or look beyond the scope of your duties, you won’t find out what the company or industry is about.” — Margaret Herd, Senior Vice-President, Operations and Development, Park Property Management Inc. “I believe that being positive, empowering your team, and having an ownership mindset are key qualities to have success at work.” — Atiya Kahn, Marketing Manager, Hazelview Properties “Use your voice, take chances, push yourself, and ask questions.” — Brandi McIlvenny, Director of Residential, Sifton Properties Limited “Choosing a profession should not be governed by statistics or society, especially in Canada.” — Sofya Frey, Senior Project Manager, Wynspec Engineering “I encourage all youth to step out of their shells and try something different.” — Shani Plummer, Operations Analyst, Wyse Meter Solutions

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