Name: Lauren Tavel
Job/Employer: Project Analyst, CBRE
About you: A Hoosier through and through, I received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from Indiana University and moved to Chicago from Indianapolis. When I am not working with building project teams on sustainable residential developments in the Chicagoland area, I am either working with The Homestead Group to help lease apartments in near-northwest Chicago or volunteering with the Junior League of Chicago to serve the community, train leaders and change lives. I love to give back to the community and learn something new every day. Needless to say, I enjoy staying busy and have developed a pretty good coffee addiction.
Why you joined the EP Committee: I’ve always been passionate about sustainability and its implementation into daily life. I am very dedicated to growing awareness of how the green building industry can be implemented into neighboring sectors of the industry. I value education and training, and I feel the Emerging Professionals can bridge the connections to do so. Additionally, this committee provides incredible networking opportunities and friendly faces to cheers with at USGBC events and beyond.
Likes: Traveling, movies, photography, live music, exploring Chicago, being outside in general, hiking, long walks on the beach/Lake Shore path, wine.
Dislikes: Sushi, seafood, mushrooms, olives, The Bachelor/Bachelorette and most “reality TV shows” that are not, in fact, reality.