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Real Estate Forum Celebrates 20th Annual ‘Women of Influence’ List By Naming ‘The Legends’ and ‘Women to Watch’

Real Estate Forum Celebrates 20th Annual ‘Women of Influence’ List By Naming ‘The Legends’ and ‘Women to Watch’

NEW YORK – August 29, 2013 – To celebrate the publication of its 20th Annual “Women of Influence” list, ALM’s Real Estate Forum, the leading national publication of the commercial real estate industry, has announced its selections for the Most Influential Women of 2013. In honor of the special edition, the editors have also compiled their picks for “The Legends” among industry women and up-and-coming “Women to Watch.” The selections are featured in the July/August issue, available online at

“Since we introduced Women of Influence—the first time a commercial real estate publication focused solely on women’s achievements—much has changed,” said Sule Aygoren, Editor-in-Chief of Real Estate Forum and its sister digital-only publication “With so many women now in senior-level roles, we are celebrating the list’s 20th Anniversary by taking things two steps further. We’re featuring the women Legends, those professionals who have become icons in the business, and identifying Women to Watch, young professionals who are on track to assume leadership positions in the future.”

The 2013 honorees are:

Legends: Women of Distinction
Dorothy Alpert, Deloitte
Debra Stracke Anderson, Sloan Street Advisors
Brooke Denihan Barrett, Denihan Hospitality
Sharon Dworkin Bell, National Association of Home Builders
Barbara Liberatore Black, CRESA South Florida
Tere Blanca, Blanca Commercial Real Estate Inc.
Kim Burke, Jones Lang LaSalle
Debra Cafaro, Ventas Inc.
Faith Hope Consolo, Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group
Annemarie DiCola, Trepp Inc.
Colette English-Dixon, Prudential Real Estate Investors
MaryAnne Gilmartin, Forest City Ratner Cos.
Merle Gross Ginsberg, Association of Real Estate Women
Ann Hambly, 1st Service Solutions
Deborah Harmon, Artemis Real Estate Partners
Sharon Harper, Plaza Cos.
Leslie Himmel, Himmel + Meringoff
Nora Hogan, Transwestern
Grace Huebscher, Beech Street Capital
Lenore Janis, Professional Women in Construction
Jean Kane, Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul and Welsh
Mary Ann King, Moran & Co.
Laurie Lustig-Bower, CBRE
Constance Moore, BRE Properties
Bliss Morris, First Financial Network
Jeanne Myerson, Swig Co.
Mary Jane Olhasso, County of San Bernardino
Nancy Pacher, US Equities Realty
Daun Paris, Eastern Consolidated
Anne Pfeiffer, JPMorgan
Karen Pribnow, NorthMarq Capital
Elysia Ragusa, Jones Lang LaSalle
Sonia Ransom, Allen Matkins
Lynn Reich, Colliers International
Dale Ann Reiss, Artemis Advisors
Sheli Z. Rosenberg, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Lynn Schenck, Jones Lang LaSalle
Darcy Stacom, CBRE
Tara Stacom, Cushman & Wakefield
Seen Stein, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Mary Ann Tighe, CBRE

Women of Influence
Donna Abood, Colliers International South Florida
Robin Abrams, Lansco
BK Allen, BA Realty Advisors
Heidi Barath, EY
Maridee Bell, Sunbeam Properties
Karen Bellantoni, RKF
Ellen Brown, Denihan Hospitality
Phyllis Cafaro, Cafaro Co.
Elizabeth Cooper, Jones Lang LaSalle
Barbara Crane, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Paula Crowley, Anchor Health Properties
Frances Delgorio, Jack Resnick & Sons
Karen Dome, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services
Karen Ellzey, CBRE Group Inc.
Christiana Foglio, Community Investment Strategies Inc.
Ingrid Fulmer, Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT
Mary Jo George, Ballard Spahr
Alex Glickman, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Susan Hill, HFF LP
Judy Hoffman, Trigild
Shari Linnick, Trepp Inc.
Maribel Koella, NAI Knoxville
Elizabeth Machen, Institute of Real Estate Management and Machen Advisory Group
Gayle Matthei, Cassidy Turley
Jennifer McLean, GFI Capital Resources Group
Kathleen McSharry, Singer & Bassuk Organization
Michele Medaglia, ACC Construction Corp.
Jacqueline Moore, DivcoWest Real Estate Services LLC
Martha O’Mara, Corporate Portfolio Analytics
Nancy Olson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Carol Patterson, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
Carolyn Perrigo, Transwestern
Carol Plowman, Lee & Associates – Ontario
Debbie Pomerantz, Gebroe-Hammer Associates
Connie Rankin, ITRA Global/CRES
Camille Renshaw, Stan Johnson Co.
Soultana Reigle, Prudential Real Estate Investors
Anita Paryani Rice, Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.
Janet L. Rice, Jones Lang LaSalle
Debbie Riley, GE Capital Real Estate
Sue Rogers, CRESA
Susan Taymor Sagy, W3 Partners
Nancy Scull, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP
Paige Serden, City National Bank
Lori Shabtai, Winick Realty Group
Julie Smith, Bozzuto Management Co.
Gayle Starr, Prologis
Shari Tucker-Gasser, Sperry Van Ness LLC
Amy Wells, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Louise Well, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
Mandy Witt, Coldwell Banker Commercial | McGuire

NextGen: Women to Watch
Pamela Abalu, MetLife
Lauren Berkey, CRESA Washington, DC
Elysa Berlin, Massey Knakal Realty Services
Elizabeth Braman, ReadyCap Commercial LLC
Melissa Roman Burch, Forest City Ratner Cos.
Monetha Cobb, Franklin Street
Katie Culp, Cassidy Turley
Vanessa Delgado, Primestor Development
Nicole Evans, Ballard Spahr LLP
Marnie Glassman Gale, Jones Lang LaSalle
Kelly Gedinsky, Winick Realty Group
Eliza Konik Cushman & Wakefield
MacKenzie Landers, HFZ Capital Group
Heather McClure, Behringer Harvard
Jessica Ochoa, CBRE Group Inc.
Lindsay Orenstein, Transwestern Commercial Services
Malloy Peterson, Carter
Kristi Simmons, Aquila
Lindsey Sugar, Pension Consulting Alliance
Jennifer Taylor, Atalanta Realty Investments
Adriana Vesci, Cox Castle & Nicholson
Colleen Wenke, Taconic Investment Partners
Azeemeh Zaheer, Gatehouse Bank plc

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