Meet The Team
Shannon Wissler, Leasing Specialist
What is your role, and what does a typical day at Chasen look like?
I’m a Leasing Specialist at Chasen. A typical day is trying to get my email inbox down to zero before I leave (I’m usually successful in getting it to less than 10!) and walking around the city to meet people for tours at our properties! I’m the first contact for many people looking for a new place to call home, and it’s my role to understand what it is people are looking for and show them any and all options that may work for them. Moving is the second most stressful thing in most people’s lives (second only to the great equalizer!) and I try to take away that stress by providing people with the information they need, without making the process feel overwhelming. Moving is only as hard as we make it, so let’s make it easy!
What is a hobby of yours that you believe is beneficial in the workplace?
Walking around Baltimore! I love exploring all of the different neighborhoods that this city has to offer! It’s fun discovering what makes each neighborhood a unique and a fun place to live. Baltimore offers something for everyone, whether you love to go out and hit the bars, get involved in the community, crave museums and art, or you’re a foodie like me, there’s a neighborhood for everyone! It makes my job easier to feel confident in describing what each area has to offer and show people that aren’t as familiar, the things that made me fall in love with the city :)
What Baltimore community is your favorite?
It’s so hard to pick! I would have to say Mt. Vernon. The bars are great in Fells and Federal Hill, but Mt.Vernon just has such a strong creative community that there’s always something new to discover! It’s filled with so many different people from diverse backgrounds, and I love the variety in business and art that it brings to the neighborhood. I’ve also found it to be very accepting of the LGBTQ+ community, which is important for me to find a space where I feel the most welcomed and can meet new people who I can relate to!
App you can’t live without?
Tiktok. Really any app that is similar to Vine is an app that I’m glued to!
I was a lifeguard for a kiddie pool! I loved getting in all the sun rays, but it definitely taught me the importance of sunscreen!
You have 30 minutes of free time - how do you spend it?
My average screen time on Tiktok is 5 hours…so I guess I would have to say Tiktok!
Would you rather: Design or build?
I think build, I feel very satisfied being able to complete a project. I think I would get overwhelmed with all of the different possibilities with designing!