In preparation for our Women of Influence special feature and retreat, GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com together is putting a spotlight on the achievements of women in commercial real estate.
This year, we collected nominations across a number of fields, and will celebrate the winners at our GlobeSt. Women of Influence Conference in Park City, UT. This year’s amount of entries was our biggest yet.
This particular category was open to professionals involved in CRE ownership and investment—such as direct investors, acquisition leads, analysts or asset, portfolio and fund managers—within a private or public commercial real estate organization.
The women chosen in this category have played a significant role in expanding or repositioning her firm’s portfolio and balance sheet over the past year in response to market trends, and exhibit a proven acumen for crafting investment strategies, evaluating risk and maximizing profits.
The top women in the category of investment professional/owner chosen this year are as follows:
Jordan Arriaga, Worth & Associates
Carol Cline-Ong, MDL Group
Laura Craft, Heitman
Cynthia M. Daly, Four Springs Capital Trust
Kelli Fitzpatrick, VanTrust Real Estate
Alicia K. Glen, MSquared
Natalie Atun Greenberg, MJW Investments
Kim Hourihan, CBRE Global Investors
Linda Houston, Barings
Louise Kavanagh, Nuveen Real Estate
Karen E. Kennedy, National Asset Services / NAS Investment Solutions
Tuba Malinowski, Stockbridge
Susan D. Reber, Real Estate Asset Strategies
Susan Reese, Madison Partners
Vicky Schiff, Mosaic Real Estate Credit
Jennifer Stevens, Alliance Global Advisors
As always, our seasoned editorial team was seeking the best of the best across the commercial real estate spectrum. In evaluating the entries, we took into account a number of factors, including: the nominee’s impact on, and reputation within, her firm and broader professional community; the nominee’s professional career highlights, from dealmaking savvy and innovation to client satisfaction and personal growth; a proven ability to achieve goals and display ingenuity in terms of creative thinking and problem solving; her dedication to furthering the development of her field and the role of women within it; accomplishments and involvement in her company, the CRE industry and broader social community; a personal commitment to the highest ethical standards, service and excellence; and so much more.
The Annual GlobeSt. Women of Influence Conference celebrates the women who drive the commercial real estate industry forward. These influential leaders will discuss the critical issues facing CRE now and in the future, what it means to be a woman in business today and CRE’s place in the #MeToo era. They will discuss what they are doing to promote diversity in the upper levels of management and what the industry can do to position itself for a more inclusive future.
Keep checking GlobeSt.com for more winners from other categories and be sure to keep an eye out for the July/August issue of GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, which will further highlight these individual’s accomplishments.