Kerrie Bartel-Christensen marries
strong leadership in corporate real
estate with a background in finance to
drive value at Providence St. Joseph
Health. As the executive director of
regional real estate and operations,
Bartel-Christensen oversees the Oregon
region, a portfolio that includes eight
acute care facilities and more than 192
non-acute facilities, totaling 8. 4 million
square feet, and a construction pipeline
of $70 million. In addition to overseeing the Oregon region, she is
also involved in the company’s system-wide initiatives, which
includes meeting with leadership to determine how the system can
serve patients in and out of the hospital.
In her storied 16-year career, Sarah-Lynn Cinquegrani has worked inevery facet of the industry, starting asa tenant services coordinator. Today,she is the SVP of global real estateservices at Bank of America, whereshe oversees more than 950 locationstotaling nearly 8 million square feet in
16 central US states. The job involvesleading a team of 15,000 employeesand closing an average of 245 leasetransactions annually. Last year, Cinquegrani oversaw a $250million investment in the firm’s Chicago colocation strategy toinvest in flexible workspaces. Outside of the office, she is anactive member of industry organizations, including HOLA andCoreNet.
Megan Creecy-Herman is a trailblazer
in industrial investment. As the VP and
investment officer at Prologis for the
Southwest region, she works on some
of the most noteworthy deals in the
nation. In her 18-year career, she has
completed $1 billion in industrial
transactions. At Prologis, she oversees
investments and the firm’s combined
15 million-square-foot portfolio in
Phoenix and Denver. This summer,
Creecy-Herman will officially step into the role of head of opera-
tions for the west region. She belongs to several industry organi-
zations, and served as the first female
chairman of the NAIOP Arizona board
CLARE DE BRIERE
As a 25-year industry veteran, ClareDe Briere has been involved in someof the most innovative real estatedevelopment projects in Los Angeles,including The Ratkovich Co.’s theBloc in Downtown Los Angeles andThe Hercules Campus in Playa Vista.
Today, she is EVP at Skanska Commercial Development, whereshe continues to drive innovation. Last year, she launched thefirm’s first commercial development division with a fully entitled project at 9000 Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Plans for the development include a 40,000-square-foot office building with an
11,000-square-foot rooftop deck and lounge, which will bedesigned to meet LEED Platinum standards.
Lindsay Fierro started her career
with a bang. After completing her
MBA at age 23, she joined NAI Global
in an administrative role, but was
quickly promoted to marketing
director. Today, she is SVP of opera-
tions for the firm,
aspects of the
is second in command, reporting directly
to the president and CEO. Since she took
on the role, the company has added 90 members with offices
in more than 100 locations throughout the US. She maintains
a high personal commitment to ethical standards and services,
and manages a 23-step onboarding program for new members
to quickly integrate them into the NAI brand.
Kimberly Gift began her career as anengineer, but quickly shifted into realestate investment management andearned a Masters in sustainable realestate development from New YorkUniversity. Today, she serves as COO atDwight Capital, specializing in capitalsouring for multifamily assets, and asthe director of construction management for Dwight City Group. In herdual role, she oversees HR, quality control, diligence and IT as well as leads development projects on theEast Coast. Outside of the office, she is an active member of UrbanLand Institute, OSHA and LEED Green Assoc.
Through her 17-year career, MelissaGliatta has built a portfolio spanningthree continents and a reputation as adedicated leader. She is the COO atThor Equities, where she oversees assetmanagement, leasing, developmentand property management departments. Last year, Gliatta launched a lifescience platform, Thor Sciences—buying two properties totaling more than 1million square feet and $250 million invalue—and a logistics platform, ThorLogis—acquiring a 2. 2 million-square-foot, seven-property portfolio for $312 million. She isalso paving the way for women in the industry and at the firm, hiring women to serve as Thor’s CFO and EVP and head of assetmanagement.