Sta ff p hoto by Angie Baa n
Business I coming home
A return to family and
friends, and a great
job offer, proved a
Robert A. Sklar
ith a master's degree in hand
from Boston University in
2002, Amanda Warner got a
job working in her graduate field: commu-
nications. But the job didn't click so she
started looking elsewhere.
By happenstance in October 2003, she
landed property management work with
Jones Lang LaSalle in Boston. "I worked at
some really neat buildings in downtown
Boston and Cambridge said Warner, 29,
who grew up in Farmington Hills.
She enjoyed the work as tenant coordi-
nator and later as assistant property man-
ager, but left in July 2006 to come back
home to Michigan.
'After five years away from my family
and friends:' she said, "I was homesick
and ready to move home. Some friends
never left this area and others already had
Warner joined Southfield-based
REDICO/Real Estate Development and
Investment Company in August 2006. And
she has no regrets.
"I have that many more vacation days
since I don't need to use them to travel
home for the Jewish holidays:' she said.
On The Job
Warner is REDICO's onsite building
manager at the Trott Financial Center, the
old Compuware World Headquarters on
Northwestern Highway in Farmington
She's convinced her
desire to come home was
a plus during her job
interview. "It showed my
commitment and loyalty
to this area;' she said.
She added, "I began net-
working with family and
friends who work in com-
mercial real estate four
months before I moved
REDICO has proven
a good fit. The law firm
Trott & Trott, P.C., owns
the Trott Financial Center,
which includes Trott &
Trott and its affiliated
companies. In December,
it gave Warner its 2007
Business Partner Award of
Excellence, an honor that
took her by surprise. She
Amanda Warner: 'After five years away from my family and friends,"
she said, 1 was homesick and ready to move home."
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Is PROUD TO SPONSO
HE COMEBACK AWARDS.
CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA WARNER ON RECEIVING THE COMEBACK AWARD!
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May 8 • 2008