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Abbie Newman, featured in Pace Common Ground Blog

Abbie Newman

We’re pleased to present the latest interview in our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality, featuring Abbie Newman. Abbie is President of LIVunLtd, a global luxury amenity services company. She has spent over two decades working at renowned luxury hotels around the globe. And like all of our Common Ground trailblazers, Abbie is a true pioneer in so many ways.

It’s our honor to shine the spotlight on women like Abbie, who are anything but common! They have paved the way for so many other women to follow. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!

ABBIE NEWMAN, President – LIVunLtd

Abbie is a multi award-winning concierge and a former member of the prestigious International Concierge Society’s “Les clefs d’Or.”  A pioneer in hospitality service, she identified the need for hotel-caliber services in residential and commercial properties. This led to her co-founding Abigail Michaels Concierge in 2001.

LIVunLtf corporate logo for Abbie Newman Pace blog post_Common GroundLIVunLtd, a global luxury amenity services company, is the happy merger between Abigail Michaels Concierge and American Leisure. As the largest consulting and lifestyle amenity services management firm in New York, LIVunLtd provides an elevated level of hospitality for the most prestigious residential buildings, commercial buildings and hotels, through amenity facility activation and management, fitness and wellness programming, spa management, and five-star concierge service. Abbie’s vast network of contacts and her impeccable reputation make her the go-to resource for real estate developers, property managers, and hotel owners who seek to differentiate their properties.

We spent some time chatting with Abbie about her career. We also discussed her impressions of gender equality in the industry and her personal experiences and perceptions of women in the workforce. Click on any or all of the videos below to see Abbie’s insightful responses and reflections.

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: In what ways do you think gender inequality impacts women in your field?

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: Last question, on a more lighthearted note: tell us the last great book you read or show you binged…

Thanks to Abbie for sharing her experience, her unique perspective and insights, and her encouraging words. We salute her and are delighted to include Abbie as part of our Pace Common Ground Trailblazers series! Be watching for more Common Ground features, as we continue to share this campaign for Gender Equality throughout 2018.