Carole Vedder Crawford is the Principal/CEO for Platinum Commercial Holdings, LLC (PCH). Equipped with a MBA double major in Finance and Marketing Operations, Carole is also a CCIM candidate, which is the highest commercial real estate standard available, with just a fraction of that industry’s population holding the designation. Carole has launched PCH to provide both in depth emerging market research services for clients of any industry looking to discover the best “sleeper” markets in the country and overseas as a consulting specialty. But her newest role, based on in-depth experience acquiring a personal portfolio of high quality commercial real estate in the last five years, is launching the syndication side of the business (see “Recent Posts” at: www.platinumcommercialholdings.com). Carole uses her experience to gather pools of accredited investors to join in investing in larger Multi-Family properties, particularly looking at properties valued $10 million and up, acting as asset manager throughout the life of any such asset. Carole is an investor and manager, not a realtor. In her former professional life, Carole worked as Regional Director in the high technology industries throughout the 1990s, in the software data management field as well as the telecommunications high speed network industry (ATM) and since 2001, her own network security firm conducting high level technology security audits for the banking and medical industries before starting the road to commercial real estate investing business is 2012. Carole lives just 45 minutes north of Chicago on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan and enjoys jazz singing with the two jazz groups she has with husband Patrick, history, cooking, travelling and jogging, when she has spare time.