Ep. 3 – Frawn Morgan speaks on gender issues in the workplace
Frawn Morgan, who began studying gender issues in the workplace while earning her Bachelor of Arts in social sciences from Brandman University, talks about the challenges she’s faced in the male-dominated real estate development business, the need for both flexibility and continuity in the workplace and how society can help make that possible for both men and women.
Morgan is a principal with LDC Advisors, a Newport Beach-based asset manager and developer of complex master-planned communities located across the US. She joined the firm in 1998 in the accounting department with subsequent promotions through office manager project manager to managing director of asset management. The company’s current portfolio is valued at over $1 billion and in excess of 100,000 lots, making it one of the largest residential land programs in the country. The principal investors in these assets is the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Between 2005 and 2015, LDC Advisors was the principal real estate consultant and independent fiduciary to CalPERS on their $15 billion land, housing and urban funds. Morgan was one of three principals responsible for managing this portfolio through one of the most turbulent real estate markets since the 1930s. Prior to the CalPERS assignment, Morgan was responsible for managing the development of hundreds of residential lots in complicated projects, including multi-jurisdiction entitlements, brownfield remediation and hillside development. Previously she held positions as the accounting manager for an Orange County homebuilder and the budget and job cost manager for a Los Angeles real estate developer. Morgan is pursuing a Master of Science in corporate and organizational communications from Northeastern University.
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