LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2019) – CRATE Modular, Inc., California’s first and only proven manufacturer of container-based multi-unit housing and school buildings, announced today that its president, Lisa Sharpe, has been named a 2019 Woman of Influence in the Innovator of the Year category by GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum for her recent accomplishments in modular construction.
Sharpe, who recently led efforts to rebrand Adaptive Modular Solutions as CRATE Modular after acquiring the assets, intellectual property, and Los Angeles factory of GrowthPoint Structures, oversees a rapidly-expanding team and will spearhead more than 100,000 square feet of modular development in California over the next 12 months.
“I am honored to be recognized alongside the many impressive and accomplished women in the field,” said Sharpe. “Our growing company harnesses forward-thinking technology in every step of our process, from design and materials sourcing, to factory fabrication, transport, and installation, to deliver fast, affordable housing to communities that need it most. We believe that modular is the future of the construction industry, and this recognition from GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum is validation of that vision.”
The Women of Influence award program honors top leaders in the commercial real estate industry who move the needle on critical issues facing the market and those who had outstanding successes in the past year. This year, organizers received a record-breaking 350 applicants and sought nominees who live on the cutting-edge of technology and its convergence with commercial real estate practices. Sharpe’s leadership at CRATE, a company that leverages inventive strategies and innovative technologies to construct buildings twice as fast as traditional construction, was a natural fit.
“Lisa has shown time and time again her impressive ability to lead in the new and evolving field of modular construction,” said CRATE’s Vice President of Development Amanda Gattenby, an affordable housing industry veteran with 15 years of experience. “Whether she’s talking to public officials, architects, investors, construction workers—it doesn’t matter—Lisa’s passion and dedication inspires greatness in others. We’re excited she was honored with this recognition as she has spearheaded and inspired our team to be poised to take on an incredible pipeline of projects.”
Sharpe is now eligible for the top Innovator of the Year award, which will be presented at the Women of Influence Gala Dinner, a part of the GlobeSt.ELITE Women of Influence Conference, on July 10.
Details about GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Awards and the full list of 2019 winners is available here.
About CRATE Modular, Inc.
CRATE Modular, Inc. is California’s first and only proven manufacturer of container-based multi-unit housing and school buildings. CRATE and its predecessor firms delivered the country’s first multi-story housing structure made out of recycled shipping containers. The company has the expertise to deliver on a unique mission: to create an innovative process that gets people into the housing they desperately need, faster. CRATE’s approach eliminates workflow inefficiencies, reduces waste, and dramatically shortens the development cycle compared to conventional site-built construction and financing. For additional information, visit https://cratemodular.com.
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