LL.M. Student in Real Property Development Awarded CREW Miami Scholarship

CREW Miami, dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally, awards $5,000 in scholarships bi-yearly to a Miami student in a real estate-related discipline.
LL.M. Student in Real Property Development Awarded CREW Miami Scholarship
Erica Lee

Erica Lee, an LL.M. student in the Robert Traurig/Greenberg Traurig LL.M. Real Property Development program, was recently awarded a Commercial Real Estate Women Network Miami Scholarship. She received the scholarship during the December CREW Network luncheon.

An attorney who has practiced in Washington, D.C., and New Jersey for over 15 years, Lee is pursuing her LL.M. degree at Miami Law to transition into a real estate law practice. Previously she worked as an attorney representing clients in the insurance, technology, entertainment, and financial services industry. Looking to graduate in December 2023, Lee has found the RPD program beneficial for her career.

“The RPD program has professors who are knowledgeable and prominent practitioners in their respective fields within real estate law and real estate development,” said Lee. “Additionally, the ability to attend the annual Real Estate Impact Conference is a special feature of the program, as it places students among the foremost CEOs, developers, and real estate attorneys in the world. At the 2022 conference, I found myself seated at a casual lunch with Sandeep Mathrani, the CEO of WeWork; representatives from Fort Partners; Trish Blasi, president and founder of Borghese Investments; and Simon Ziff of Ackman Ziff. These are invaluable meetings and opportunities to have conversations that would otherwise not likely happen.”

Lee, who has also worked as a real estate broker for 10 years in D.C., became a member of CREW, an association dedicated to providing a forum for professionals involved in the commercial real estate industry. 

“CREW membership is significant as it represents an opportunity to network locally and nationally with other women in the commercial real estate industry,” said Lee. “I can look to their experience for career advice and assistance while also serving the local community.”

In partnership with Roslyn K. Berrin, CREW Miami awards $5,000 scholarships twice a year. 

Lee looks forward to focusing on lender and borrower counsel work, particularly on loan workouts. She also has a strong interest in the affordable housing development sector.

Read more about Miami Law’s LL.M. Program in Real Property Development