Megan J Collum

Megan joined Barrett Design in 2012 and is responsible for the firm's business operations. Prior to joining the firm, Megan developed a diverse skillset with particular expertise in real estate brokerage, development, and small business management.

In her most recent previous position as Director of Operations with CleanEdison (now Kaplan Clean Tech), Megan helped the start-up become a national leader in green jobs training. In addition to steering the company's initiatives as a member of the management team, she supervised logistics and delivery of open enrollment classes as well as implementation of large-scale workforce development programs. 


Prior to that, in her tenure as Operations Manager for Meridian Development Partners, Megan worked alongside project managers and company principals in the redevelopment of environmentally-impaired properties in key growth markets across the eastern seaboard.

And as Marketing and Communications Coordinator for multinational commercial real estate brokerage Grubb & Ellis (now Newmark Grubb Knight Frank), Megan coordinated the production of marketing materials for more than 30 sales agents in the New York and San Antonio offices.


In 2005, Megan co-founded CSquared Investments to manage multi-family real estate holdings in historic neighborhoods of San Antonio, TX. Her duties with the upstart asset management firm were overseeing all finances, maintenance and improvements for the portfolio of properties, as well as identifying and analyzing additional acquisition prospects.

Megan earned a bachelor of science in Business Administration from Trinity University in 2001. Since then, she completed a Certificate in Construction Project Management from the New York School of Real Estate and coursework in real estate finance at the NYU School of Professional Studies. Megan is also a Notary Public commissioned in the state of New York.