PAMELA SCHMIDT BONEHAM
A respected member of the real estateinvestment community for more than
30 years, Pamela Schmidt Bonehamcommenced her industry career in1983 as the first woman to join LaSallePartners’ services division.Demonstrating her capabilities acrossindustry roles, Boneham now serves asmanaging director and head of capitalstrategies for Barings; where she drivesstrategic decision-making and isinvolved in all matters relating to the firm’s performance. In 2019,she successfully oversaw the underwriting of $1 billion in investment opportunities within the central region. She serves on thefirm’s US real estate equity investment committee and valuationcommittee and actively participates in industry organizations topromote diversity within.
KATHLEEN S. BRISCOE
Integral to the growth of DermodyProperties’ investment managementbusiness, Kathleen Briscoe serves thefirm as chief capital officer and partner.Responsible for all aspects of the firm’scapital strategy and execution, Briscoeprovides valued skills and relationshipsthrough her extensive expertise. Sheproved critical in the launch and fundraising of Dermody PropertiesIndustrial Fund II, which raised $619
million in capital, and she additionally led efforts in the majorityportfolio sale of Dermody Properties Industrial Fund I, the sameyear. She also serves as a member of the company’s executive committee and investment committee.
As an established senior leader at theRMR Group, SVP, Jennifer Francis oversees several critical areas at the firmwhile directly contributing to companygrowth. Francis heads the firm’s assetmanagement team and portfolio ofmore than 1,300 properties, and sheadditionally leads the company’s creditrisk group, development group andanalyst team, while providing stewardship and direction as president andCOO of the firm’s national REIT, Diversified Healthcare Trust. In2019, she lead the substantial repositioning of the REIT’s $8.4 billion portfolio, and she additionally drove significant leasing activityacross RMR’s managed portfolio; overseeing 7. 6 million squarefeet of leasing volume, representing $1.3 billion in rental revenue.
Ensuring that no stone is left unturned, Andrea Karp thor-
oughly examines each transaction at Black Creek Group, as
managing director, head of due diligence. Leading the exten-
sive process, she shapes and imple-
ments a checklist to identify items that
could impose unforeseen obstacles or
impact a deal’s value. Under Karp’s
guidance, her team has inspected and
closed more than $19 billion in trans-
actions. In 2019, she oversaw the
underwriting for 11. 2 million square
feet of leasing and she was crucial in
acquiring 13. 4 million square feet in
properties; three times more than
2018. She is also a co-founder and cur-
rent board member of the firm’s women’s network.
Bringing extensive real estate andportfolio management experience toML Realty Partners in 2007, NancyKozinski has since assisted in growingthe firm and advancing it within theindustry. Overseeing all operations,Kozinski serves as COO, a member ofthe firm’s board of directors, and asenior officer on the company’s leadership team. Since assuming her position, ML Realty Partners’ portfoliovalue has increased 20% and its net operating income hasincreased 30%. Providing diverse, strategic direction, her firmdecision-making and ethical, long-term outlook offers superiorresults for the company.
WESLEY M. LEPATNER
Originally hired by Blackstone tolaunch its Core+ business, WesleyLePatner now serves as global COO ofBlackstone’s Core+ real estate business, as well as senior managing director of Blackstone’s real estate group,and COO and director of Blackstone’sREIT. She previously assisted inlaunching BREIT and all three open-ended, regional Blackstone PropertyPartners funds. She leads significantgrowth for the now $50 billion business of Core+ and she helpedclose out 2019 with $13 billion in assets for BREIT; nearly triplingits previous year total. She also sits on the firm’s real estate investment committee and chairs its women’s initiative.
MAUREEN P. MENARDE
With more than 25 years of industryexperience in equity and debt capitalmarkets, Maureen Menarde servesVerde Capital Corp. as managing director and COO. In addition to managingall facets of day-to-day operations, she isresponsible for sourcing and structuring transactions for the firm. Through