JANET D. NEMAN
For multiple years Neman has been
distinguished at Charles Dunn Co. as
one of the top 10 agents, and came
in as its top-ranking broker last year.
Her accolades have reflected these
accomplishments, receiving awards
for “Broker of the Year”, “Most
Multifamily Portfolio Units Sold
Companywide”, “Most Transactions
of the Year and “Largest Commission
of the Year,” among others.
As senior managing director in the
Los Angeles office, Neman specializes in the analysis, marketing
and sale of properties, currently handling over $150 million in listings. She has sold in excess of $1.5 billion in assets in her 30-year
career, including some of the largest portfolios on the market.
Neman is not only active in many industry organizations, she’s
also committed to the community through her work with charitable organizations. She has been recognized for her efforts—the
Century City Chamber of Commerce gave her its Women of
Achievement award, which honors women whole professional
dedication and community involvement are inspirational, and she
received the award for Woman of Diversity at the Comerica Bank &
the Los Angeles Lakers’ Best of LA Women’s Business Awards.
Neman keeps a close eye on local issues such as the potential
repeal of Costa-Hawkins and Los Angeles’ Transit Oriented
Communities program. “We are going to be more connected by
mass transit and cities will “intertwine” with one another,” she says.
Over the course of 32 years in commercial real estate, Lynn Owen has
been responsible for a collective
$20.5 billion in assets under management, representing approximately
100,000 units. Owen was the owner of
two companies, and the sale of the
second firm led her to meet
TruAmerica CEO Bob Hart, whose
vision convinced her to move from
Seattle to Los Angeles to help build
the firm’s multifamily business.
During the past four years, Owen helped to grow TruAmerica
Multifamily into one of the most active multifamily investors in the
US. As chief operations officer, she is responsible for the firm’s
$7.2-billion portfolio of approximately 34,000 units across
California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah
and Maryland. Lynn manages TruAmerica’s value-add program
across the entire portfolio to keep costs under control so that
return on investment hurdles are reasonable and achievable with
respect to rent growth and business plan achievement.
Owen is also known as a dedicated philanthropist and fundraiser for cancer research and efforts to end homelessness.
Looking back over the progression of her career in the property
management industry, Owen’s advice to anyone entering CRE
today “starts with having confidence in your own decisions. From
your first moment on the job believe in yourself and don’t hide
behind the thoughts and decisions of others.”
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