Connect CRE News: Connect Media Announces the Winners of 2021 Annual Next Generation Awards

Connect CRE's 2021 Next Generation Awards

By: Lisa Brown, Content Director: California, Western States, Texas and Southwest | Connect CRE | May 20, 2021

Quickly rose through the ranks, eventually being appointed director of project operations for Texas and becoming a member of AP’s executive regional leadership team at 29.

Active member of the hiring team which interviews operational candidates, enabling her to bring her unique perspective into a homogenous industry.

Has helped create and define SOPs and key and compensating controls, assisted in software development, and ensured the adoption of best practices throughout the company.

Since graduating cum laude from Texas Tech University and beginning her career with AP, Maureen Durbin has made strides within the company and the industry by overcoming industry norms, taking on a leadership role at a young age, and driving efforts to push the company forward financially and culturally. Durbin began her career as the only female in an entry-level role with Adolfson & Peterson’s operations team, working on project sites for schools, offices, multifamily housing and senior living.

She quickly rose through the ranks, eventually being appointed director of project operations for Texas and becoming a member of AP’s executive regional leadership team at just 29 years old. Recently, Durbin’s role has expanded and she now helps lead and assist the firm’s Arizona and Minnesota operational groups.

Durbin has been a leader in AP’s efforts to build a diverse workforce. She is an active member of the hiring team which interviews operational candidates, enabling her to bring her unique perspective into a homogenous industry.
She also has a proven track record of contributing to AP’s overall success. Durbin held a lead role in developing project staffing processes and trackers that improved project-specific profitability and reduced operational overhead by 60 percent.

During her eight-year tenure on AP’s CMaP national committee, Durbin has helped create and define SOPs and key and compensating controls, assisted in software development, and ensured the adoption of best practices throughout the company. The committee has also improved the company’s internal compliance rating by 70 percent and helped the company grow from $500 million to $1 billion in revenue.

These are just a few reasons we chose Durbin as one of the Texas 2021 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fifth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.

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