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Trailblazers: Pioneering Women in Real Estate

A Conversation with Jennifer McLean of Kushner Companies

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A Common Ground Conversation with Jennifer McLean

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Jennifer McLean

We’re pleased to present the latest feature in our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality, as we turn the spotlight on Jennifer McLean. Jennifer is Chief Financial Officer for Kushner Companies – and a true pioneer in the real estate world. We’re proud to highlight many trailblazers like Jennifer this year; women who are anything but common – having paved the way for so many others to follow. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!

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Stacey Cohen of Co-Communications: A Common Ground Conversation

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A Common Ground Conversation with Stacey Cohen

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Stacey Cohen, CEO & President, Co-Communications

Stacey Cohen is CEO and President of Co-Communications, an award-winning, full-service marketing and public relations firm. She founded her firm in 1997 and serves clients across diverse industries, with a special interest in real estate. Stacey has been featured in a variety of national and local publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain’s, Sales & Marketing and more. She chairs the Marketing Communications Council of the Business Council of Westchester. And she’s a Huffington Post blogger on Personal Branding. On top of all that, Stacey is also the next woman to be featured in our series of Common Ground TRAILBLAZERS videos! This campaign spotlights women who have made significant strides in commercial and residential real estate and related fields. Read More

Lois Weiss, Commercial Real Estate Columnist: A Common Ground Conversation

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A Common Ground Conversation with Lois Weiss

Lois Weiss is a respected, highly lauded commercial real estate reporter for the New York Post and columnist for Bisnow Media. She has covered New York City real estate for more than two decades and is a past president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. She’s also the next woman to be featured in our series of Common Ground TRAILBLAZERS videos, spotlighting women who have made significant strides in commercial and residential real estate and related fields. We spent some time with Lois discussing her career and her perspective as a woman writing about the real estate field.

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Lois Weiss

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Lesley Lisser of Invesco Real Estate: A Common Ground Conversation

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A Common Ground Conversation with Lesley Lisser

Lesley Lisser is Director, Asset Management at Invesco Real Estate. She was kind enough to spend some time with us discussing her career and her perspectives on women in real estate, as part of our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality. We’re pleased to be able to shine a spotlight this year on so many trailblazers like Lesley. These women have paved the way for others to follow. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!

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Lesley Lisser

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Samantha Sax of Elad Group: A Common Ground Conversation

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A Common Ground Conversation with Samantha Sax

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Samantha Sax, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Design at Elad Group

We’re pleased to present the latest in our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality. Here, we salute Samantha Sax, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Design at Elad Group, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies. Samantha has an impressive resume, having advanced in some of the industry’s top firms. A true trailblazer, her example and accomplishments are paving the way for other women in the field. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered! Read More

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A Conversation with Commercial Observer’s Robyn Reiss

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Here’s the latest feature in our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality. All this year, we’re saluting women who are blazing trails in commercial real estate and related fields, paving the way for others to follow. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered! We had a great conversation with Robyn Reiss, Executive Director of Commercial Observer, New York’s authority on commercial real estate leasing, financing, deals and culture.

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Robyn Reiss

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Ellen Israel of JRT Realty: A Common Ground Conversation

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A Common Ground Conversation with Ellen Israel

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Ellen Israel

We’re pleased to present the latest in our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality, with a salute to Ellen Israel, Executive Managing Director at JRT Realty – and a true pioneer in commercial real estate! We’re proud to shine a spotlight this year on so many trailblazers like Ellen; women who have paved the way for others to follow. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered! Read More

Giovanna Pergola: Blazing a Trail for Women in Real Estate

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A Common Ground Conversation with Giovanna Pergola

Our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality continues! Here, we salute another pioneering woman in real estate: Giovanna Pergola! We’re proud to shine a spotlight on so many trailblazers in the field. These women have paved the way for others to follow. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!

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Giovanna has over 12 years of experience in real estate, with a specialization in new construction. As Northeast Regional Sales Director for Meyers Research, she works closely with builders to analyze product and price to maximize sales absorption. Over the years, she has honed her skills and expertise in the real estate sector across a wide range of critical areas including: business development, strategic planning, operations management, team building, marketing strategies, budgets, sales, product and pricing analysis, project management, contract negotiation, training and more. Read More

A Conversation with Roxanne Donovan, President of Great Ink

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HERE’S TO ANOTHER TRAILBLAZER…

We continue our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality, as we salute the women of real estate! There are so many pioneers in the field; women who have blazed the way for others to follow. We’re proud to shine a spotlight on them. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!

ROXANNE DONOVAN, President – Great Ink Communications

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Roxanne Donovan, President – Great Ink

Ms. Donovan is President of Great Ink, one of the country’s leading real estate-focused public relations firms, a business she founded in 1992. Her firm represents the full spectrum of the industry—commercial, residential, finance, legal, construction, design, advisory, information services, and trade organizations in New York and nationally. Read More

A Conversation with Onay Payne, Equity Partner at Clarion Partners

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Here’s to the Trailblazers!

Our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality salutes the women of real estate. There are so many pioneers in the field, blazing the way for others to follow. We’re proud to spotlight just a few of them. So here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered.

ONAY PAYNE, Portfolio Manager 

Clarion Partners

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Ms. Payne is an equity partner at Clarion Partners and a portfolio manager for private equity real estate investments in the U.S. and Mexico. In June 2013, Ms. Payne was honored by the Robert Toigo Foundation as one if its “40 Under 40.” In addition, she was recognized as one of Real Estate Forum Magazine’s “Women of Influence 2010.” Ms. Payne has co-authored research articles published in industry periodicals, including The Industrial Real Estate Letter and Inmobiliare Magazine. Read More