Gray Sheppard Group
Lauren has spent the last 16 years devoted to the luxury sector, providing forward-thinking and dynamic sales & marketing strategies for a diverse set of businesses including luxury hotels, upscale restaurants, cocktail lounges, & fractional country club membership. Lauren understands the art of the deal, that relationships are paramount, and how to deliver unparalleled client service. Lauren founded a boutique luxury marketing firm in NYC in 2012, serving a prestigious list of globally-based hospitality clients in top jet-set destinations around the world including St Barth, St Tropez, Dubai, London, Miami, LA, & New York City. She has successfully launched over 22 properties in 6 countries through her time in the hospitality industry. After 10 years in NYC and 7 in Chicago, she decided to return to her midwestern roots and re-set her focus on real estate, an industry she has been passionate about for years. Armed with this global branding experience and big city hustle, Lauren brings a unique and fresh perspective to real estate, and an entrepreneurial skill set that drives her to consistently achieve exceptional results for her clients.
A Birmingham native, Lauren is thrilled to be living & working in the Birmingham/Bloomfield community, an area that she is intimately familiar with. Lauren is an avid sports fan and self-proclaimed foodie who enjoys cooking & family time with her husband Ryan and daughter Everly. She received her Bachelors degree in Advertising from the prestigious Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.