KEYBANK REAL ESTATE CAPITAL
Since joining KeyBank Real EstateCapital in 2006 directly after college,Amber Rao has built her career from arotational analyst to a senior mortgagebanker, with a consistent track recordof success. Rao leverages her in-depthmarket knowledge and expertise toidentify unique opportunities anddeliver sophisticated financing solutions that best support clients.Responsible for all multifamily loanproduction for the firm’s Texas-based clients, she has closedmore than $31 million in production this year, with an additional $81.4 million scheduled to close in 2020. Throughouther time with the firm, Rao has been directly involved in loanproduction totaling more than $2.5 billion. Additionally, Raoserves as a founding member of the Mortgage Bankers Assoc.mPact advisory committee, offering young real estate financeprofessionals industry connections and educational programs.
A leader in the New York multifamilyfinance space, Brooke Richartz directs ateam of 11 originators. Through her dedicated work ethic, Richartz has guided herteam to provide more than $800 millionof liquidity to the New York City multifamily market, since the onset of the pandemic in March. Initially intrigued bycommercial real estate finance’s impacton local economies and its role in shapingneighborhoods, Richartz now serves asexecutive director and regional sales manager for JPMorgan Chase,where she provides strategic direction from end to end, encompassing marketing, pricing and operations. At the firm, she has led various operational, functional and credit teams, while serving as aninspiration to young women in the industry.
GEORGANN C. ROWE
MDH PARTNERS LLC
One of few women within the industrialsector, Georgann Rowe has become,over the course of her 15-year career, aleading expert in this space. With pastexperience in industrial portfolio operations, leasing and acquisitions, mostrecently serving as GLP’s VP, where sheimplemented asset management strategy for its robust Dallas and Phoenixindustrial portfolios, Rowe now utilizesher established industry connections inher current role as director of acquisitions at MDH Partners LLC.Since joining the firm in October 2019, Rowe has closed $56.2million in acquisitions, totaling 656,161 square feet. She continues to procure deals and expand MDH’s pipeline throughout theWestern markets.
CLEAR HEIGHT PROPERTIES
Dominic Sergi grew up surrounded bycommercial real estate work. He gainedhands-on experience in his family’s construction business early on in life, beforeformally learning the industry as a brokerat Transwestern, where he was involved intransactions totaling more than $100 million. Sergi then launched Clear HeightProperties, where he puts to work hisacquisition acumen to recognize nicheasset classes and focus on facilities forgrowing businesses and users. As CEO and partner, Sergi has led histeam to acquire $100 million in assets since 2018. He continues toprovide wealth-building opportunities for investors, as well asemployees, while actively impacting his community throughinvolvement in charitable and civic initiatives.
LEE & ASSOCIATES, WASHINGTON DC
Attributing his piqued industry interestand all of his successes to his father‘sguidance, Josh Simon has transitionedfrom a landlord leasing agent into adevelopment and middle market salesprofessional over the course of his13-year industry career. Simon is currently responsible for leading the growthand development of the Washington DCand Northern VA region for Lee &Associates. As president of the firm’s
Washington, DC office, Simon recruits brokerage professionalsand builds brand recognition within the region, while arranginginvestment sales ranging in individual deal size from $2 million to$40 million. He conducted $160 million in transactional volume in2019, and his efforts have been recognized by the city of Alexandria.
PLATT/WHITELAW ARCHITECTS INC.
Mackenzie Sims has worked tirelesslytoward her goals in the architecturefield. As project coordinator at Platt/Whitelaw Architects’ San Diego office,Sims is currently involved in designing awhole site modernization for an elementary school while collaborating withthe school’s principal and overseeingthe construction bid process. She gother master’s degree at NewSchool ofArchitecture + Design, where sheearned an American Institute of Architects San Diego DesignAward and executed a thesis project on school environments andchildhood creativity, which she has since translated into a published book on evidence-based principles that support studentengagement and creativity within a space. Combining herresearch work in architecture and neurology with her experiencein project management and client coordination, Sims continuesto push the boundaries of architecture’s possibilities.