JLL congratulates Gilda Perez-Alvarado for being named
as a Woman of Influence by Real Estate Forum. Your
leadership has enabled us to build a globally-recognized
hotel investment advisory platform and your unwavering
commitment to helping our clients achieve their ambitions is
admired by all.
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Vice President, Housing Development
Carrfour Supportive Housing
Paola Roman knew she was destined for a
career in supportive housing and real
estate from high school. In fact, Roman
obtained a real estate license and led
monthly volunteer groups to local homeless shelters before graduating high school.
She feels that real estate is a vehicle for
improving lives, giving people a fresh start and helping people
escape homelessness. By 2004, she started volunteer work at
Carrfour and soon after was hired as an assistant housing developer. Roman returned to Carrfour in 2009, and in 2010 was promoted to vice president of housing development. She has overseen the development and successful closings for two of Carrfour’s
newest affordable housing developments in the past year, totaling
approximately $40 million in financing. The projects deliver
about 150 new affordable housing units to Miami-Dade County.
She continues to serve the community in volunteer roles, including the United Way’s Center for Excellence Early Education
Committee, Miami-Dade County’s Youth Crime Task Force and
Metro Life Church’s Project Love Missions Board.
CHARLA K. RIOS
EVP, Property Management &
As DCT Industrial’s executive vice president of property management and sustainability, Charla Rios understands that she is
one of few women in the industrial real
estate industry who has a “seat at the table.”
She is one of two female members of DCT’s
nine-person executive team, and a member of DCT’s internal
investment committee, which reviews the company’s complex
multi-million-dollar investments and transactions. Over the past
12 months Rios has continued work on DCT’s sustainability program, an initiative she began about two years ago from scratch,
and takes great satisfaction that not only is DCT now embracing
sustainability, but the program is a point of pride for employees.
Rios recently was a panelist at the Stifel Waste 360 Investor
Summit, the only dedicated gathering of corporate executives and
institutional investors in the waste and recycling industry. She is a
member of the Building Owners and Managers Association
National Advisory Council and serves on the BOMA Industrial
Committee. In April 2018, DCT announced it would be acquired
by Prologis in a $8.4 billion transaction.