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Sachse Construction’s Sheila Suppes Named President-Elect of CREW Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 20, 2013 – Sachse Construction is proud to announce Sheila Suppes has been named president-elect of Commercial Real Estate Women Detroit, an international business networking organization dedicated to helping women succeed in the commercial real estate industry.

“Sachse supports the efforts of CREW to help women advance in the commercial real estate industry,” said Todd Sachse, CEO, Sachse Construction. “As the Detroit commercial real estate industry continues to grow, it is important that we work with CREW to educate and connect women professionals in our industry.”

Suppes, Sachse’s director of business development and marketing, will assume her new role in January 2014. She will begin her presidential term in 2015. Suppes has been active in CREW Detroit leadership dating back to 2009. Her previous positions include: executive board member in 2012 and 2013, chair of the golf committee in 2011, co-chair of the communications committee in 2009 and 2010, member of the strategic planning committee in 2011, and member of the golf committee in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

“Sheila will be a valuable contribution to the leadership team,” Sachse said. “She has unmatched vision and drive, as well as a thorough understanding of the industry. She has the perfect skill set to help CREW Detroit reach its goals.”

Suppes also actively participates as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and was a roundtable leader at the 2012 Centerbuild Conference. Additionally, she has participated in a social media panel discussion with the Construction Association of Michigan and is a member of the Michigan Business & Professional Association and Airports Council International.

Suppes holds a Michigan real estate license and a bachelor’s degree in advertising with a minor in graphic design from Central Michigan University. She currently resides in Commerce Township, Mich.

Sachse Construction is headquartered in Detroit and provides premium commercial construction services throughout North America from design-build, construction management and general contracting to tenant coordination, ground-up construction, program management and several LEED initiatives.

Todd Sachse formed Sachse Construction in 1991 on the foundation of a systematic approach to project management, and the principles of doing the right thing and striving for excellence by constantly raising the bar. The result is more than 20 years of successfully completing millions of square feet of customer projects in health care, education, airport concessions, office, retail, fitness, restaurant and multi-family.

Since 1986, CREW Detroit ( has been advancing the success of women in the commercial real estate industry through networking and member-to-member-driven business opportunities. It is a founding chapter of CREW Network, a professional organization made up of more than 8,000 women and men from across the United States and Canada. The network serves as a key resource to CREW chapter members and the commercial real estate industry as a whole. Members hail from all disciplines of commercial real estate and represent every type of expert necessary to complete a commercial real estate transaction.