Jennifer Durden, Director of Real Estate Development at Phoenix Tower International
How long have you been a City Rep for WWLF and what is your territory/region?
5 plus years in the South Florida market
Why did you join WWLF?
Joining WWLF was a natural next step to develop and expand relationships with like minded professional women across the wireless industry. WWLF has been an amazing resource for making connections, solving problems and opening the door to so many opportunities.
How has being a part of WWLF impacted you personally or professionally?
Collaborating and getting to know many of the women in wireless throughout the years has been an inspiration and an invaluable blessing. Sharing experiences and the ins and outs of the industry among an elite group of individuals has proven to be a great sounding board for exploring new ideas, working through challenges, as well as helping to grow business. There is such a wide spectrum of talent represented across WWLF! It’s been a great way to give and receive support, advise and stay on top of the cutting edge of the industry.
Where did you get your start in the industry? What is your current role?
I started in the business way back when Bellsouth and Cingular merged, overseeing contract negotiations and a project to relocate all of the regional offices to one central location in Norcross, GA. Currently, I am the Director of Real Estate Development for Phoenix Tower International where I develop and oversee all 3rd party real estate partnerships. PTI offers an exclusive partnership to commercial real estate owners in which we market their assets alongside our tower portfolio to transform unused and unprofitable space into long-term wireless lease revenue.
What is your favorite Quote?
“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it's about what you inspire others to do.”
What does confidence mean to you?
Knowing there is no such thing as perfect. Awareness of one's strengths and weaknesses. Honoring yourself. Remaining optimistic when faced with adversity and knowing that the only opinion that matters is the one that you think of yourself!
How do you define success?
Always doing your best. Learning from the failures and feeling grateful….. life is filled with abundance (love, health, family and friends)