Lauren Lopez is the Property Manager of The Bloc in Downtown Los Angeles, a mixed use development consisting of 730,000 square feet of office space, 430,000 square feet of retail space and a 496 room Sheraton Grand hotel.
The first time Lauren joined The Ratkovich Company was in 2010 as a Property Assistant at 5900 Wilshire. She had received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Global Marketing from the University of Southern California. After brief stints in International Marketing at Warner Brothers and USCâ€™s Norris Cancer Center, she went through the illustrious USC Lusk Centerâ€™s Ross Minority Program in Real Estate, a joint program between the Marshall School of Business and the Price School of Policy and Planning. She left TRC to join the Legaspi Company as the marketing manager for its retail development portfolio held in partnership with Macerich. She then rejoined TRC at The Alhambra and in 2013, moved onto The Bloc as the Operations Manager. In 2016, she was promoted to Property Manager for the project.
In addition to being responsible for the LEED, Delos Well and BREEAM certifications for The Bloc, she is also responsible for the community outreach programs, the public art program and overseeing the property management team. She is also a trainer at Trojan Cross Fit and at 5â€™2â€ť can pull a truck!
Favorite TRC Project: The Bloc. I love a challenge and The Bloc is the biggest challenge I have ever tackled. It causes me to think creatively about every aspect of its development and operations â€“ and it continually offers our team the opportunity to think outside of the box in the most innovative manner we can.
Favorite City: Sayulita, Nayarit. I fell in love with this tiny beach town while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. It is magical. Every one of its cobblestoned streets is lined with art and color and happy people.
Favorite Cause: I support a number of non-profits with a focus on using fashion and design to provide both training and income. PoverTeeâ€™s, Crochet for Kids and the Giving Keys are a few great examples.