CORTNEY JOHNSON CARTER
As an agent at Collett in NorthCarolina, Cortney Johnson Carter hascompleted more than 2. 5 millionsquare feet in retail leasing deals inthe Southeast market. While her professional success has earned her aCoStar Power Broker Award, her philanthropy is what stands out most.Carter volunteers and fundraises onbehalf of Leukemia & LymphomaSociety and regularly volunteers atSerenity Place to provide dinner and childcare to support mothers struggling with addiction. She works with Miracle HillTurkey Fry to bake hundreds of pies at Thanksgiving for theneedy and hikes 29. 3 miles to support CureSearch annually.
CHERYL A. GRAY
Cheryl A. Gray is known for excellingat her goals. As the head of specialprojects and operational excellence atQuadReal Property Group, she is oneof only a handful of women leadingthe proptech market. When herdaughter tragically died of cancer lastyear, she set out to accomplish herdaughter’s lifelong goals as well. Grayand her husband launched Elaina’sSustainability Fund through the IREMFoundation to support sustainable building practices andimprove the impact that buildings make on our environment.They donated $50,000 to start the fund, which will support initiatives that reduce demand for resources and improve employeewellness.
AMY J. HALL
With more than 23 years of experience as a broker, Amy J. Hall broughta lot to the Caton Commercial RealEstate Group when she joined as COOin 2018, but chief among them wasincreasing the firm’s humanitarianfocus. This included creating professional development plans and personally mentoring each broker. In thewake of the COVID- 19 pandemic, shequickly implemented work-from-home policies and worked individually with brokers to reviewbusiness plans and advise them on ways to support their clients.She believes in fostering the growth and development of allindividuals, both inside and outside of the industry.
As the executive director at non-profitHousing on Merit, Jennifer Litwak hasoverseen the development of 2,700affordable housing units and has helpedunder-resourced residents find permanent homes. Litwak launched the non-profit in 2011 with one staff member.
Today, she has a team of 15 and hasclosed more than $322 million in multifamily acquisitions. The organizationalso helps to provide female veteranswith housing grants through the Awards of Merit for HousingAssistance program. Litwak has also helped to develop the maternityhousing program for Home Start, which provides affordable supportive housing to pregnant women and mothers of young children.
Amy Staudinger has had a long careeras a project manager, first launchingher own firm, S2 Enterprises, beforeher team joined Colliers Minnesota in2018. In her 21-year career, she hasexpanded her product expertise toinclude high-tech industrial, data centers, healthcare and life science facilities.
Since 2013, Staudinger has offered herunique skillset pro bono to One WorldSurgery, an organization that providesprimary and surgical care to underserved communities. She alsoserves as a board member for Hearts and Hammers, and participates in a range of local organizations, including HealthcareInstitute Midwest Chapter and ACE Mentor Program mentor.
By day, Colleen Wevodau is a seniormanger at Baker Tilly, overseeingfinancial statement audits for commercial and residential real estate, realestate opportunity funds, real estatedevelopers and property managers,but her spare time is equally as dedicated. She supports Juvenile DiabetesResearch Foundation Real EstateGames, and hosts the annual event atBarker Tilly. She served a two-yearterm as president of Calvary Women’s Services, an organizationthat she has supported for more than 30 years. Through theorganization, she has secured $50,000 in grants and corporatefundraising, allowing the group to double its capacity to servewomen in the DC community.