ALEXIS L. MICHAEL
As managing director at Hines, AlexisMichael delivers creative amenities,secures prestigious tenants, managesthird-party teams, repositions assets,negotiates transactions, and creates tremendous RIO and portfolio prominence. Directly driving leasing, sherecently assisted in allocating anddeploying $200 million in capital forportfolio improvements, while increasing the firm’s portfolio occupancy to
99%. Throughout her 13-year career with Hines, Michael has generated value within many high-profile assets. She is currently leasingthe six-million-square-foot, 12 property, Hudson Square portfolio.Within this project, she led and executed one of 2019’s largest leasing deals in lower Manhattan, with a record 960,000-square-foot,single-tenant lease. In addition, she serves as a founding member ofthe firm’s women’s network.
Joanne Podell is among the most sought-after tenant and landlord retail leasingbrokers in New York City. Throughouther 27-year career, she has brokeredsome of the most noteworthy deals inthe market, including signing Nike to650 Fifth Avenue, and has a roster of topclients, including Empire State RealtyTrust, Ann Taylor, TD Bank and Dean &DeLuca. She is an executive chairman atCushman & Wakefield, and is regularly
a top 10 producer at the firm. While her accolades are too numerous to list in full, they include launching Cushman & Wakefield’sWomen’s Integrated Network, which has grown to 1,200 members.
BROKER - TENANT REP
In her 19-year career, Allison Bittelhas closed more than 6 million squarefeet in transactions, both large andsmall in the Southeast region, andhas built an impressive roster of clients, including AT&T, Ericsson,Freddie Mac, Graphic Packaging andLincoln National Life Insurance Co.Formerly of Cushman & Wakefield,Bittel joined Colliers Internationallast year as SVP in the firm’s Atlanta
occupier services group and has launched The Women’sCollective at the firm, an organization that connects femaleexecutives in the Atlanta area. The collective has garneredattention, and Bittel has spoken on Good Day Atlanta and CNNto promote the group.
CYNTHIA WASSERBERGERCurrently the vice chairman of JLL,Cynthia Wasserberger has been a pillar in the New York City office leasingmarket for more than 24 years.During her noteworthy career, shehas closed more than 100 lease transactions totaling 10 million square feetin New York City for notable ownerslike RXR Realty, SL Green Realty andBoston Properties. Her deep andimpressive client list also includes
Merrill Lynch-Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and StateStreet Bank. At JLL, Wasserberger leads new business development and execution and she oversees JLL’s Hedge FundReport, which analyzes alternative investment activity in NewYork City.
As an EVP at Transwestern, MichelleWogan has consistently landed ontop. For the last 16 years, since joining the firm, she has been ranked atop producer and has been recognized as one of the top 15 commercial real estate women in Houston.An office leasing broker in theSouthwest market, Wogan leads athree-member team and representsmore than 20 office buildings total
ing more than 4.5 million square feet. In the last year, she hasclosed 675,000 square feet in lease deals valued at more than$74 million. Outside of the office, she is an active member ofHOLBA, CREW and Woodlands Chamber of Commerce.
For more than two decades, DianaBoutross has represented some of themost well known private equity andinstitutional investors clients in theNew York City metro. Currently anexecutive managing director of retailservices at Cushman & Wakefield,Boutross is credited with bringingOutback Steakhouse and World ofBeer back to New York City, leasing thefirst Whole Foods in Williamsburg and
guiding Starbucks Coffee Co. through an expansion into theouter burrows. With more than 25 years of experience, she hasrepresented landlords, a list that includes The Related Cos. andDurst Organization, and has been named Cushman & Wakefield’stop retail broker for deal volume.