Suntide recently named Christy Lewis its new Vice President of Business Development. Christy is responsible for leading and driving all business development efforts in collaboration with the Suntide leadership team and stakeholders to maximize the growth trajectory of the company.

Christy comes to Suntide from the Opus Group where she spent several years as the Director of National Business Development. Prior to that she worked for Doran Companies as Director of Marketing and Business Development, and as a regional sales executive for Hallmark Building Supplies, Inc.

“Christy’s energy, enthusiasm and ability to think outside the box makes her the perfect fit for us here at Suntide,” says Barb Schuba, Principal and Chief Financial Officer at Suntide Commercial Realty. “Her extensive experience in the industry, wide network and innovative ideas will help us uncover new opportunities to grow in the marketplace.”

Christy will look to grow all aspects of the business, including property management, asset accounting, redevelopment and construction. Particular focus areas are those where Suntide already excels: office, industrial and retail. Christy will also focus on brand awareness externally, as well as brand continuity within the organization.

“I’m excited to join a forward-thinking leadership team with a stellar reputation in the market that operates with integrity and quality above all,” Christy says. She also appreciates the fact that Suntide is comprised of 50 percent women.

“Helping advance other women in the industry is important to me,” she says.

Christy holds many volunteer positions in the community that help her achieve those goals. She is currently Secretary on the Board of Directors at MNCREW where she received the Empowering Women award in 2018. She also serves on the Board of Directors at the Economic Development Association of Minnesota, or EDAM, where she plans to help launch a mentoring program.