Lori A. Torres is recognized for solving package management issues in the commercial real estate industry

IRVINE, Calif., March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Parcel Pending, the nation’s leading provider of innovative package management solutions with 100% Always-On Customer Service®, announced that CEO, Lori A. Torres, was named one of three finalists for the Women in Commercial Real Estate award at the 7th Annual SPIRE Awards, which took place in Costa Mesa, Calif. on March 14. Presented by The Orange County Chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), the SPIRE Awards recognize some of Orange County’s most notable projects, companies and individuals.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from hundreds of nominations. The Women in Commercial Real Estate award honors exceptional real estate individuals in Orange County. This award acknowledged Lori Torres as one of three finalists. She was recognized for her longtime commitment to elevating the success of the real estate space and for solving one of the industry’s most pressing issues – package management – via the solutions her company Parcel Pending provides.

“I am extremely honored to be named as a finalist at the CREW SPIRE awards,” stated Torres. “The recognition not only validates the quality of our commercial real estate solution, but also recognizes the talented team at Parcel Pending who are all fiercely committed to advancing the industry.”

More than 200 industry professionals attended the event, which was led by master of ceremonies, Eric Paulsen, managing principal at Cushman & Wakefield. Guests listened to keynote speaker Cheryl Osborn, president of Casco Contractors, discuss what it is like to be a female CEO in a man’s world of construction.

With the increase in online shopping, and concerns associated with porch pirates and package theft, it is becoming more common for employees to ship their packages directly to their workplace. However, many corporations lack adequate space and time needed to properly manage the influx of employee deliveries.

That is why Torres introduced Parcel Pending commercial lockers. With these lockers, couriers and staff can securely deliver packages and documents can also be securely inter-mailed to colleagues and supervisors. Parcel Pending’s commercial lockers take care of logging, retrieving, and distributing packages quickly and effectively with little to no involvement from office staff.

The way it works is simple. Recipients are instantly notified by text or email when their package is delivered. Once received, the recipient can pick up the package, anytime from the commercial locker, using the unique combination provided in the notification, or by using our intelligent mobile app. No need for staff to sign for packages, sort them, or distribute them around the office—our commercial lockers handle it all. Parcel Pending’s electronic lockers make it safe, secure, fast and easy for employees to retrieve their packages while at work.

Torres founded Parcel Pending in 2013 to provide effective package management solutions to property managers, residents, and couriers alike. With over 25 years of real estate experience, Torres truly understood the diverse needs of property owners, property managers, couriers, and residents. As a result, she was able to conceptualize and develop completely customizable indoor, outdoor and refrigerated digital smart lockers providing seamless package management solutions for multi-family communities, commercial office buildings, retailers and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Today, Parcel Pending is the global package management industry leader in the multi-family, commercial, retail and universities space with 120 employees and customers across North America. Parcel Pending enables property owners and managers to increase responsiveness to residents, provide better service, gain competitive advantage and concurrently reduce operating costs.