Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Real Estate: Teresa Bruce

Teresa Bruce’s greatest strength is balance: balancing the office, field, municipalities, clients and trades.

She started as an intern at General Development in 2011. Two years later, Bruce was promoted to construction manager. Bruce, 30, has the business acumen to manage costs and resolve issues with grace.

“She has a wide array of knowledge and experience on every aspect of construction ranging from site plan approval facilitation to working through complex building challenges in the field. We have found that Teresa is effective as a leader because she is  detail-oriented and genuinely has the best interests of the City of Auburn Hills, as well as her company and her clients in mind,” said Mayor Kevin McDaniel, City of Auburn Hills. “In the male-dominated world of construction, it is great to see such a talented woman excel at such a high level.”

Bruce led the company’s first LEED silver certified project for Auburn Hills-based Henniges Automotive and has since earned her LEED AP BD+C certification.

Over the past two years, she has managed the construction of more than 1 million square feet of new developments and is now overseeing the construction of a 460,000-square-foot facility for Fanuc America.

“I feel very fortunate to have such a highly skilled, organized professional leading the construction of the Fanuc America major expansion in Auburn Hills,” said Joe Cvengros, general manager of Operations at Fanuc.

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