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!
LESLEY LISSER, Director & Asset Manager – Invesco Real Estate
As head of the northeast multifamily platform for Invesco, Lesley is part of a four-person senior team that manages about 30,000 units across the country. Invesco is an independent investment management firm that manages more than $876 billion in assets on behalf of clients worldwide.
Click on any or all of the videos below to hear some of Lesley’s story, along with her thoughtful responses and reflections on gender equality and the industry.
Q: How did you get your start in the real estate industry?
Q: Did you or do you have any role models in the industry? Or someone who influenced you in a significant way in the field?
Q: What are some obstacles or challenges you faced along the way on your career path?
Q: Have you seen changes in gender equality since you started in the field?
Q: What’s one major milestone or achievement you can share from your career?
Q: Is there something you would still like to accomplish in your career?
Q: What advice would you give to women who may be starting out, trying to break in, or trying to advance in the field?
Q: As part of our campaign for gender equality, we’re working with Bottomless Closet. This local non-profit helps disadvantaged women who are transitioning from unemployment and public assistance into the workplace. Do you have any words of encouragement for these women? Any advice for those who are attempting to find work and establish a career, in spite of severe hardship?
Q: Last question, on a more lighthearted note: what’s the last great book you read or show you binged?