Sara Neff has steered Kilroy RealtyCorp. from having zero sustainabilityprograms to being recognized asNorth America’s top sustainable officereal estate company a total of six times.Upon installing numerous sustainablesoftware solutions, Neff launched thecompany’s innovation lab in 2017,requiring each region to implementone sustainable project, annually. AsSVP of sustainability, she has procureda suite of technologies to strategically reduce each building’senvironmental impact. She has successfully achieved LEED Goldor Platinum certification for each ground-up development atKRC since joining in 2010. Her work has significantly reducedKRC’s energy consumption, water consumption and carbon emissions.
Throughout her more than 26 year
industry career, Christina Urquhart
has observed the workplace environ-
ment drastically shift. Redefining com-
pany culture and assisting landlords
and corporations in differentiating
themselves, Urquhart creates socially-
activated and culture-driven properties
as founder and CEO of Simpli (previously Charm City Concierge).
Providing virtual and onsite concierge services to more than 45
million square feet of commercial space, Urquhart continuously
seeking relevant solutions, programs and virtual offerings as the
workplace continues to evolve. She launched the firm’s app in
2019 to spur engagement and offer customized insights; leading
to a 10% revenue growth and a 15% increase in managed square-
Through her improvements toAmherst Capital’s technology infrastructure, CJ Zhao has revolutionizedthe company’s data analysis and modeling capabilities. As managing director and head of modeling at the firm,Zhao has played a substantial role inthe firm’s technological growth anddevelopment. While evolving andadapting to better understand complex market conditions, she works toanticipate trends, predict consumer behavior and create investment strategies by building out proprietary analytical tools andtechnologies to collect data. Designing valuation algorithmsneeded for mortgage securities and building a comprehensive,option-adjusted-spread model, she plays a hands-on role inoffering a broader view of the market and advancing Amherst’scapabilities.
for being named one of
GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s
WOMEN OF INFLUENCE