On the following pages you will read the stories of 23 amazing women—REAL ESTATE FORUM’s 2018 inductees into the Women of Influence Hall of Fame. They are principals and directors and CEOs
of commercial real estate companies. Some made the decision to found their
own firms. They have closed on billions of dollars of transactions that range
across all CRE asset classes.
Their stories are as varied as their backgrounds, but they have one very
important factor in common: they are in the minority in the CRE industry,
which is very much dominated by men. They have had to prove themselves,
usually more so than their male counterparts have had to, to get just a foothold in the industry and then again as they climbed up the ladder and earned
And now here they are: accomplished, respected and at the top of their
game. They have also risen to the upper echelon of the field and today serve
as the paragons to which young women in the field aspire to.
Perhaps most important of all they are determined to advocate for the next
generation of women coming up behind them. This new cohort will likely find
themselves still fighting the good fight against subconscious bias but it won’t
be as difficult as it was for this first generation of pioneers.
This year’s new entrants into the WoI Hall of Fame nearly double the size
of our roster, which until now counted 25 of the most well-known professionals in the business. If those numbers of any indication, CRE is indeed
coming a long way.—Erika Morphy
Women of Influence 25th Anniversary Special
HALL OF FAME
THE WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
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