Kristin Blount: championing women in real estate with work ethic, integrity and generosity
BOSTON- Kristin Blount, Executive Vice President of Necklaces, is a longtime leader in the Boston real estate community. His in-depth knowledge of Boston and major urban properties is ever-changing, as is the city itself. Known for her expertise on market dynamics, Blount has become the best in the business at supporting businesses large and small, guiding them through the Boston landscape and selecting exceptional properties that best meet their needs.
Blount has solidified itself as an industry leader, approaching every client relationship with creativity, tenacity and drive. Some of Kristin’s most notable clients include Nitsch Engineering, McKinsey, The Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Globe, and Beth Israel Lahey. Blount also represented CBT Architects in their recent head office move to One Constitution Road in Charlestown, MA.
With an intimate understanding of his clients’ strategy and goals, Blount can find tremendous success time and time again on behalf of his clients. She provides sound advice and an unwavering commitment to her clients, many of whom she has worked with throughout her career.
Blount’s clients and community recognize her for her work ethic, integrity and generosity with her time and talent. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications for her leadership, contributions and accomplishments within the Boston real estate industry, spanning her career spanning over twenty years. A dedicated member of numerous industry networks and organizations, she has served on the Board of Directors of the CREW Network and the Commercial Brokers Association, serving as North American Chair of CREW in 2010 and Chair of CBA in 2011.
When not performing on behalf of her clients, Blount has worked to effect change within the commercial real estate industry. A true champion of women in an industry that hasn’t always embraced female leaders, Blount has leveraged her influence in the community to establish herself as a mentor, a resource and a voice that uplifts other female leaders. to help them succeed. deals.
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The Boston Real Estate Times asked Kristin Blount a few questions as part of our coverage of the 2022 Outstanding Women in Real Estate Awards.
Boston real estate hours: How has real estate changed your life?
Christine Blount: My father was a lawyer and my mother was a residential real estate broker. They also had a small development and investment company, buying or building suburban shopping malls and apartment buildings. As a child, my project was to be a lawyer like my father. I worked with my dad during school breaks in high school and in my early college years. When I was offered a position at Meredith & Grew, the predecessor of Colliers, I accepted thinking it might help me in my future career in law. Boy, was I wrong! I learned right away that I loved working in commercial real estate and that was what I wanted to do with my life. I had a great career and enjoyed every minute of it.
BRIT: In your experience, how has the industry changed in recent years in terms of technology, markets and demands?
KB: When it comes to brokerage, the biggest change I’ve seen is the availability of information. Customers can find options online. So my job has changed from a job that involves providing information to a job that provides knowledge and judgment. As a broker who practices as an advisor, this is good for my practice. The other thing I’ve noticed is that technology has lowered people’s expectations of waiting for information. In order to stay committed to my goal of over-communicating with my clients, I remain engaged with my clients through email, virtual meetings, and SMS.