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Erin Belknap

Sterling Bay


Erin Belknap, CPP
Sterling Bay, Managing Director, Security

Erin oversees all aspects of security and emergency preparedness for Sterling Bay’s nationwide portfolio. Her involvement in each property begins in the early development phases, where she advises on the strategic design and corresponding selection and management of security systems. Erin also leads the firm’s crisis management operations and protocols. Erin coordinates with on-site property managers, engineers, contract security officers, high-profile office tenants, and local first responders to ensure a best-in-class security program at each property.

Erin is a United States Marine Corps veteran. She spent five years managing the security of top-secret facilities in the United States and abroad and finished her enlistment as a Sergeant. Erin’s over 20 years of experience also includes management of critical infrastructure sites. Erin earned a BA from Excelsior College and graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Defense and Security’s Executive Leader’s Program. She recently completed her certification in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

An industry leader, Erin serves as the Chair of BOMA’s Chicago Preparedness Committee, a Board Vice President of the Fulton Market Improvement District Association, and a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International and the Illinois Security Professional Association. Erin was also recognized as part of Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2020 Notable Veteran Executives list.

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Organization:Sterling Bay

Title:Managing Director


Date Earned CPTED2023-08-15

Date Earned Expires2027-08-15


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