A graduate of both MIT and the University of Chicago, Vicky says that if she had a superpower, it would be organizing. And as an organizational junkie, it’s no surprise that she launched her career in project management.
After receiving a degree in civil engineering from MIT, Vicky joined Skanska USA as a Project Engineer, where she helped clients in the budgeting, scheduling and execution of large-scale construction projects – everything from building a $15 million parking garage in Cambridge to relocating Schlumberger’s research division. When she realized that her engineering and organizational skills needed a complement, she earned an MBA in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.
What followed can only be described as drinking from a firehose, as she landed at GE Capital’s real estate investment group during the financial crisis of 2008. There, she experienced the real-world intricacies of complex financial structures, joint venture agreements, and the importance of choosing good partners. As she says, “The best time to learn is when everything goes sideways.” Vicky later moved on to work at Karlin Asset Management, a family office based in Los Angeles, where she planned and implemented real estate investment strategies in the US, Spain and Portugal, managed a 1.5 million square-foot commercial real estate portfolio in Austin, TX, and oversaw the construction and development of a 400-acre office park.
Today, Vicky focuses on developing new business across all of Cadinha’s product lines, including institutional and private investors.
So, why did she join the team at Cadinha? Same reason we all do. The people.
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