Episode 35

Empowering Women in CRE with Sarah Malcolm

Published on: 19th July, 2023

On today’s episode of the Performance Mindset podcast, Amy welcomes Sarah Malcolm to the show. Sarah is a fellow Power Beacon and a part of the Commercial Real Estate Influencers Summit. She is a founder and Executive Vice President Managing Director of Quiet Valor, an ad agency servicing tech, biotech, real estate, and healthcare companies. Sarah takes brands with zero traction and builds them into something incredible. She pours her energy into all the companies she’s worked with since her company's founding.

Sarah is in the Top 25 Women Founders in Commercial Real Estate as of 2022 and a member of CREi. Her gift is building authentic relationships through the latest digital marketing innovation, making her a sought-out industry voice. Her passion lies in bringing together people in new ways, which has won her awards and captured the attention of Forbes, where she is a featured contributor.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Sarah’s background and how she transitioned into commercial real estate and started Quiet Valor.
  2. Why she finds it important to connect on a personal level with her clients, and how that allows her to understand their brand.
  3. What the CREi Summit means to her and the industry overall.
  4. The Power Beacons, what the group does for women in commercial real estate, and why it’s special.
  5. Quiet Valor’s origin story, the company’s goals, and how Sarah develops authentic relationships with her clients.
  6. Trends Sarah has identified in successful businesses and how you can replicate that in your own business.
  7. Why leadership and the social media voice in a company need to align with the company’s values and branding.
  8. How Sarah Malcolm balances running a business with her family life.
  9. Her advice for women leaders, founders, and entrepreneurs.

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Performance Mindset
Realizing Excellence in Business and Commercial Real Estate
After more than a decade serving business owners and investors, Amy Calandrino and the team at Beyond Commercial has discovered that our most successful clients have a performance mindset driving them to gain a competitive edge over others in the marketplace. Through helping our clients to execute data-driven decisions, we've found that it's about so much more than property in being successful. Often self-limiting beliefs coupled with lack of information can hinder one's performance in business and investments. By having the right support invested in your success and rigorous follow through by the entrepreneur, creating exponential wealth is possible. The objective of the Performance Mindset series is to not only share insights from our most successful entrepreneur clients and other thought leaders, but also share business and commercial real estate trends. If you want to grow, you're tuning into the right show!

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Amy Calandrino

Amy Calandrino, CCIM is the Founding Principal of Beyond Commercial, a Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified commercial real estate firm. Amy leads a team of commercial real estate experts who deliver tremendous value to business owners and investors across all asset classes.

Amy’s clientele includes local, regional, national, and international companies in a wide range of industries and numerous private investors and family offices. Her reputation as a fierce, results-driven dealmaker in sales, leasing, and investment transactions helps to achieve her client’s goals through winning bidding wars or otherwise accomplishing what others often cannot.

Currently, Amy is the Immediate Past President of Florida CCIM Chapter's Central District, Immediate Past President of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Leadership Winter Park Alumni Council, Representative on the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Associate Member of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF), and Board Member on Seacoast Bank’s Central Florida Community Board. Amy also supports many community organizations including Valencia College’s Foundation, the Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Easterseals Florida, and Inspire of Central Florida. Since Amy finds fulfillment helping others to achieve success, her philanthropic efforts are focused on organizations aligned with her personal mission.

Amy’s recent accolades include: 2021 “Winter Park Magazine” People to Watch; 2021 “Orlando Business Journal” Women Who Mean Business; 2021 #CREi Top LinkedIn Influencers in Commercial Real Estate; 2020 Orlando Regional REALTORS® Association (ORRA) Young Professional Network “20 Under 40” Rising Star; 2020 Globe St. Real Estate Forum “Fifty Under 40” Commercial Real Estate Professional; 2019 Connect CRE Next Generation Award; 2019 Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Winter Park Champion of the Year nominee; 2019 ORRA Good Neighbor Award Recipient; and 2018 & 2019 Central Florida Association of REALTORS® Circle of Achievement Award.

Amy lives in the Winter Park / Maitland area with her husband Phil who is a well-respected business attorney and CEO of Forward Law Firm, toddler son Giovanni “Gio”, baby daughter Giulietta “Giulie”, and Duke the whippet (@DukeWhippet). Amy enjoys cooking, knitting, traveling, reading, golfing, playing poker, and spending quality time with loved ones. For more information about Amy, visit www.amycalandrino.com