As SVP of USI Insurance Services,Christine Chipurnoi leads one of thelargest national practices of risk management and insurance solutions. In herrole, she handles all aspects of corporaterisk insurance, which includes everythingfrom workers compensation and builders risk to executive risk coverage.Chipurnoi is a top producer at the firmand one of Insurance Business AmericaElite Women 2020. Outside of the office,Chipurnoi is an active participant in CREW Network, serving on theboard, and is an advisor for the Insurance Brokers Association of NewYork, where she was the organization’s first female president in 2015.
Dianne Crocker has built a reputation asan expert on growth opportunities forconsultants, risk management practicesand commercial real estate markettrends. With more than 20 years of experience, she currently serves as principalanalyst at Lightbox, leading a team thatanalyzes property risk managementtrends and works closely with environmental, engineering and A/E consultingfirms to perform Phase I EnvironmentalSite Assessment. Crocker, however, is best known for creating the environmental ScoreKeeper, a market model that tracks commercial realestate property due diligence trends.
In her 15-year career, Kelly Doughertyhas become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on building energyand sustainability. As a VP atFirstService Energy, Dougherty hasreduced the carbon footprint of thefirm’s managed portfolio by 15%, saving clients costs while also complyingwith new environmental policiesimplemented by New York. Doughertyhas provided guidance for more than
400 buildings during her career, influencing 200-plus energyprojects resulting in 9 million k Wh saved annually. To providethe best solutions for clients, she works closely with leaders andgovernment agencies to stay informed on the latest regulations,incentive programs and technologies impacting the market.
As senior managing director at CBRE,
Damla Gerhart leads CBRE’s workplace
and design practice in the Americas. In
the role, she oversees a team of 90 pro-
fessionals across practice areas to align
workplace strategy and business objec-
tives. Gerhart has built a reputation as
an authority on workplace research
tools, the implementation of workplace
solutions and change management pro-
cesses. During the COVID- 19 pandemic, workplace strategy has
become essential as companies transition employees to produc-
tively work from home and ultimately return to work. During her
career, Gerhart has worked at Kimberly-Clark Corp., Ernst & Young
and at JLL.
ANN ALEE HAMBLY
In her 35-year career, Ann Alee Hamblyhas played a role in shaping the CMBSmarket, from working as a servicer tolaunching the first borrower advocacyspace in the market, 1st ServiceSolutions. Hambly founded the company in 2005, leveraging her vast experience and understanding of the CMBSmarket. As a leader in the industry,Hambly is regularly featured as a keynote speaker at conferences across thecountry and she released CMBS 911, a book outlining the nuancesof CMBS financing. She has earned a several accolades and haspublished several informational articles in industry publications.
In only five short years, Rebecca Karphas grown her development and realestate advisory start-up Karp Strategiesinto a leading firm with a team of 15professionals. The firm works on therevitalization of public housing, publictransit models and equitable economic development gained throughcommunity-driven planning in thegreater New York City Metro area.These projects have included overseeing transformation of the post-Amazon Long Island City waterfront and the realization of the cross-borough Brooklyn-QueensConnector transit line. Karp, who has a 15-year career, servesboth as an urban planning strategist and oversees operations toachieve the firm’s goals.
A tax partner at EisnerAmper, LisaKnee advises real estate and privateequity clients. She serves as the co-leader of the firm’s real estate servicesgroup and national leader of the realestate private equity practice. Thisyear, Knee has co-edited the secondedition of the firm’s QualifiedOpportunity Funds book for realestate investors, spearheaded a specialstudy in collaboration with Preqin onreal estate private equity market trends and analysis and was aneditor of Real Estate Private Equity Insights. Still, she found timeto organize an internal mentoring and training program toincrease employee engagement.
As a principal and environmental and engineering consultantat Partner Engineering and Science Inc., Kathryn Peacockquantifies risks for CRE professionals so that they can make