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Ipsitha Bayapu Featured in NEREJ’s Women in Commercial Real Estate Spotlight

September 2023

Our talented project manager, Ipsitha Bayapu, was featured in the New England Real Estate Journal’s Women in Commercial Real Estate Spotlight issue.

Below is the excerpt of what she had to say about the project and accomplishment she is most proud of, what important factors women in the industry should consider when choosing a firm to build your career with and what inspires her most. 

What recent project, transaction, or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am managing a multi-year lab renovation project that is driven by life science stakeholders. While we are only halfway through the execution, I am most proud of the collaborative environment the team maintains. It helps us navigate challenging problems while keeping a balance between all interests – design changes, construction conflicts or occupancy expectations. The team stays focused on achieving the goals of end users, which will ultimately improve the quality of healthcare.

What are the most important factors women in your industry should consider when choosing a firm to build their career with? With a growing number of women stepping into the real estate industry, I recommend choosing a firm that recognizes your unique potential and nurtures you with guidance and resources. An ideal firm should entrust you with opportunities. Choose a firm that believes in you and supports you at every step.

Who inspires you most? What qualities do they possess that inspire you? I draw inspiration from everyone I engage with in my everyday life – family, friends and colleagues. I believe we are surrounded with endless sources of knowledge and inspiration – I am most inspired by dedication and a can-do attitude. No matter how daunting a task might be, tackling it one step at a time with a levelheaded mindset will help achieve even the most ambitious goals. 

Ipsitha has over four years of experience in A/E/C industry. She is supporting a multi-phased R&D lab renovation capital project for a major pharmaceutical client. Ipsitha works with project teams through different phases of the project life cycle including planning, design, construction administration, closeout and occupancy.