ents. She additionally launched and directs the firm’s brandingservices group. Celebrating Cooper Carry’s 60th anniversary, Stoneis currently overseeing a strategic campaign to advance its nationalreputation throughout 2020. As an advocate for industry women,she co-created and co-hosted the first women’s group at the firm’sheadquarters.
Playing a prominent role in each
stage of Matthews Real Estate
Investment Services’ growth, Lori
Valencia has created and imple-
mented digital marketing initiatives,
technology solutions and marketing
strategies as director of marketing.
Beginning her career at the firm as a
marketing coordinator, Valencia has
built her prop-
ing team and process from the
ground-up. Constantly introducing
new resources, she created the firm’s
proprietary, internal marketing sys-
tem, as well as its property marketing
and email marketing processes; taking nearly 600 properties to
market within the past year. While overseeing marketing mate-
rials across five divisions, she increases operational efficiency
and maximizes exposure for the firm.
In addition to paving the way for
women and diversity in the industry, as
a Hispanic female leader, Alexandra
Williams has achieved significant con-
tributions throughout her short time
with Barings. Joining the firm in 2018
and promoted to director the same
year, Williams also sup-
ports the firm’s
tives as a member of the real estate equity
product management team. While work-
ing with various internal teams to advance
existing European and US funds, and foster-
ing client relationship operations, she effectively transforms com-
plex data into compelling mediums for the firm’s marking materi-
als to bolster the brand.
Countless professionals have benefit-ted from the mentorship efforts ofKaren Burges. The driving forcebehind NAIOP San Diego, as executive director of more than 30 years,Burges leads the association’s membership, which she has grown from 50professionals to more than 750. A catalyst for the professional growth of thechapter’s members, she continues tolaunch and spearhead mentorshipprograms, while improving and expanding services to bolsterand elevate the careers of others. She works on-on-one withyoung professionals to build lasting relationships and offer beneficial connections, and she encourages female board membersto lead through mentoring initiatives. She well-known as atrusted, proactive advisor.
MARY CLARE CODD
Beginning her industry career in 1979
as the first female broker in Syracuse,
NY, Mary Clare Codd aims to offer the
same support to younger colleagues
that she received as a young profes-
sional. Aside from Codd’s substantial
and noteworthy deal volume that she
has achieved throughout her career,
she utilizes the industry as a vessel to
help others grow. As executive manag-
ing director for Colliers International,
she promotes young professionals and teaches them to succeed
by taking them under her wing and allowing them to accompany
her to industry events. She mentors students and works with
countless new brokers; helping them navigate and prosper
within the industry.
Throughout her more than 30 yearindustry career, Ann Duncan has consistently pursued mentoring efforts forthe next generation of leaders.Through her constant, directapproach to mentorship, she inspiresindividuals to seek leadership positions and encourages them to achievetheir goals. Upon the acquisition ofher firm, Duncan joined Savills andnow serves as EVP, director and headof occupier services. While more than doubling the group’srecurring revenue, she holds numerous organizational membership positions, mentors coworkers to reach new professional levels and mentors elected officials on public policy. She continually assists others in making a difference and delivers positiveresults through her enthusiasm, expertise, accessibility and fearless curiosity.
Serving the highest executive positionheld by a woman within Cushman &Wakefield’s New Jersey operations,Vicky Fajardo works as the director ofoperations for the top performingregion. While managing brokerage and