Each year, Midwest Real Estate News inducts a new class in its Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. We are running the latest inductees online, too, throughout this year. Today, we highlight the busy career of Angie Earlywine, managing director of Lamar Johnson Collaborative in St. Louis.
In addition to her role as managing director at Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Angie Earlywine is director of Advance Strategies, the pre-design consulting division of the firm. Her leadership and expertise focuses on real estate strategy, workplace strategy, facility planning, change management and design innovation for the built environment.
Earlywine has developed a diverse client list during her career, including Enterprise Holdings, Cisco Systems, BlueCross BlueShield, Principal Financial, JLL, John Deere, Navistar, Mayo Clinic, Northrop Grumman and Transunion. She most appreciates the diverse strategies that she and her team develop across all industries and a multitude of building types.
“From helping a healthcare client develop a real estate strategy for their virtual care facility to a corporate firm relocating their headquarters or a law firm consolidating their real estate after a recent merger—no two days are the same in this business,” said Earlywine. “I love the fast-paced environment of the real estate business and the dependency on team collaboration to arrive at the best outcomes for the client and their circumstances.”
Noting that employees spend more time at work than anywhere else in their lifetime, her emphasis remains on ensuring interior environments support varying work styles, integrate well-being strategies and balance with the needs of a given business’ multi-generational workforce.
“People are a company’s most strategic asset and highest cost,” Earlywine said. “Aligning critical stakeholders around common real estate objectives, future-proofing for expansion or exit strategies and the impact the needs of the business will have on space requirements can be challenging, but critical to ensuring a successful outcome.”
Earlywine is a national speaker and accomplished writer on the topic of best practices in workplace strategy and serves on the CREW Network global board of directors, is a past-president of the CREW St. Louis Chapter, a ULI member, a CoreNet Global member, a member of the International Facility Management Association’s Workplace Evolutionaries group, as well as the Corporate Real Estate Council.