honors female mentors in commercial real estate


In preparation for our specialty and the withdrawal of Women of Influence GlobeSt. Real estate forum and jointly highlight the achievements of women in commercial real estate.

This year we have collected nominations in various areas and will do so Celebrate the winners at our GlobeSt. Conference on Women in Influence in Park City, UT. This year’s number of submissions was our largest to date.

For each mentor category, we looked for individuals who have a proven track record of establishing consistent liaison with individuals in the commercial real estate sector, including professionals and students, or who have contributed to the support or development of mentoring programs in their company or in the broader CRE community. The following women have shown that they have achieved record levels of advising and promoting the development of CRE professionals.

The top women in the mentor category selected this year are:

Theresa Fesinstine, Sage Realty

Char Fortune, Avison Young

Bre’an Fox, FS Design Group

Julie Fuhrman, NAI Elliott

Nandi Malindi, Eris Property Group

Vera C. McPherson, WHH Trice & Co.

Erika Meinhardt, Fidelity National Financial Inc.

Misty Moore, JLL

Jennifer Nyquist, residential in Columbia

Tanya Ragan, Wildcat Management

Heidi Roth, Kilroy Realty Corp.

Emily Sobel, Savills

Beth Swanick, Transwestern Real Estate Services

As always, our experienced editorial team was looking for the best of the best across the entire commercial real estate spectrum. In evaluating entries, we considered a number of factors including: the impact and reputation of nominees on their fixed and broader professional community; the nominee’s professional career highlights, from business acumen and innovation to customer satisfaction and personal growth; a demonstrated ability to achieve goals and show resourcefulness in creative thinking and problem solving; her commitment to the further development of her subject area and the role of women in it; Accomplishments and engagement in their company, the CRE industry, and a wider social community; personal commitment to the highest ethical standards, service and excellence; and so much more.

The Annual GlobeSt. Conference on women in influence celebrates the women who drive the commercial real estate industry. These influential leaders will discuss the critical questions CRE faces 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 among senior management levels and what the industry can do to position itself for a more inclusive future.

Check for more winners from other categories and look out for the July / August issue of GlobeSt Real Estate Forum and future coverage for more highlights from these people.


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