Laughlin Consulting Group’s Principal, Elke S. Laughlin, is thrilled to partner with The Lipsey Company. Elke has 25+ years’ industry experience. She began her career with CB Commercial Real Estate Services firm, now CBRE. During her 20-years with CBRE, she held various leadership positions. Before departing, she was a Vice President and account executive to CBRE Global Investors. Then she joined NAI Houston, now NAI Partners. As Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, she assisted in growing and developing NAI Partners into one of the largest, privately-held,  full-service commercial real estate firms in Houston with offices in Austin and San Antonio.

Elke is a teacher at heart, having served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business’ Sales Excellence Institute. She has guest lectured at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M Mays College of Business and The Lipsey School of Real Estate. She is certified in both DISC and Driving Forces, which she utilizes to create dynamic leadership and sales strategies, training, and executive development programs.

Active in the Houston business community, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Association of Realtors’ Commercial Division, CommGate, and  CREW Houston. Elke holds a Texas Broker’s license and received her B.S. degree in Business Administration from the E.J. Ourso College of Business at LSU.