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CREW Dallas Announces Winners of 2020 Outstanding Achievement and Rising Star Award

This year's recipients work with Guida, Slavich & Flores and AEI Consultants.

CREW Dallas (Commercial Real Estate Women) has recognized Sally Longroy as the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) and Rachel Yockey as the winner of the 2020 Rising Star Award.

The OAA is the highest award and recognition given each year, chosen by previous OAA recipients, to a CREW Dallas Member. The Rising Star Award highlights a new individual to the industry or young professional member who has contributed to CREW Dallas in the past 12 months and displays a commitment to the commercial real estate industry.

“Sally and Rachel were selected for the Outstanding Achievement Award and Rising Star Award, respectively, because of their impact on the commercial real estate industry,” Vicki Summerall, 2020 CREW Dallas President, told D CEO. “No two winners have the same path to their awards, but they each have made their mark on the industry through their careers, service to the community, professional/academic distinctions, recognition by their peers, and more.”

Longroy works with Guida, Slavich & Flores and offers legal advice to clients on a wide variety of environmental matters, most often related to commercial real estate, corporate, or capital transactions. Named as one of the best lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, she enjoys finding ways to strategically manage environmental risks, address remediation matters, and ensure compliance with environmental laws, all while achieving her clients’ goals.

In addition to addressing the environmental aspects of transactions, Longroy helps her clients to structure, negotiate, and close complex commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale, subdivision, and development of property, and the leasing of property for a variety of uses, including office, call center, data center, industrial, restaurant, and agricultural purposes. Before commencing her law practice, Longroy was first an analytical chemist then gained extensive regulatory experience with laws governing the registration and manufacturing of pesticides and animal drugs.

Yockey is a Dallas native and commercial real estate consultant specializing in environmental due diligence with AEI Consultants. She provides expertise locally and nationally on environmental regulations as they pertain to commercial real estate transactions and evaluating risk.

Yockey strives to provide creative solutions to complex due diligence procedures that provide CERCLA liability protection to clients and limiting risk exposure. In addition to providing Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), she works with a specialized and collaborative team at AEI Consultants to offer national coverage on due diligence services, including Property Condition Assessments (PCA), Zoning Analysis Reports (ZAR), and ALTA Surveys.

“CREW Dallas has been instrumental in shaping my career in commercial real estate since moving back to Dallas in 2010, and being a part of this network of like-minded, driven women is an inspiration to continue to seek both professional and personal success,” Yockey said.