A Common Ground Conversation with Samantha Sax
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!
SAMANTHA SAX, Executive Vice President – Elad Group
In her position at Elad, Samantha oversees a portfolio of assets worth several billion dollars. She is responsible for identifying and executing strategic brand alliances and highly specialized marketing programs for a collection of architecturally significant residential and commercial properties in key markets throughout the U.S. Samantha has been named one of the “Luxury Women to Watch” by Luxury Daily and honored with the “Top Woman in Real Estate” award by Sokol Media. Prior to joining Elad, she served as Senior Marketing Director with Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.
Click on any or all of the videos below to see Samantha’s thoughtful responses and reflections on her career, role models, thoughts on gender equality in the industry and more.
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, a local non-profit that helps disadvantaged women who are transitioning from unemployment and public assistance into the workplace. Do you have any words of encouragement or advice for these women who are attempting to find work and establish a career – in any field – 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?