10 Female Leaders in Commercial Real Estate

Women are rising in commercial real estate, and they are pulling others up with them.

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Women in commercial real estate are rising to the C-suite and the boardroom, and they are heading up key divisions for their firms. But, leadership still skews toward men, particularly white men.

NAREIM and Ferguson Partners recently released the results of The Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2022. In North America, responding companies reported that their workforces are 57.5 percent men and 42.5 percent women, a 3.7 percent increase in female representation from 2021. But just 25.4 percent of those women are at the board level and 23 percent are at the executive management level.

The 10 women featured here are all at the top of their respective CRE specialties, and they are all determined to help fellow women—and individuals from other under-represented groups—join them there. Be sure to click on all the links below to read about their career paths, their challenges, and their advice for aspiring executives and the industry.

Chandra Dhandapani, CEO, Global Workplace Solutions, CBRE

Kristy Heuberger, Co-Head of the Americas, LaSalle Investment Management

Nadine Augusta, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Cushman & Wakefield

Wesley LePatner, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Barbi Reuter, CEO, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR Commercial Real Estate Services

Onay Payne, Managing Director of Real Estate, Lafayette Square

Kristin Mueller, President, JLL Retail Property Management Group

Terri Adler, Managing Partner, Adler & Stachenfeld LLP

Sara Queen, Head of Real Estate Equity, MetLife Investment Management

Lauren Gilchrist, Greater Philadelphia Market Leader, Newmark

Read the March 2023 issue of CPE.

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