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Pace Common Ground: A Conversation with Daria Salusbury

We’re proud to salute another pioneering woman in real estate, as part of our ongoing Pace Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality. Daria Salusbury is the founder, President & CEO of Salusbury & Co., a premiere real estate development, branding, and marketing firm. Like all of our Pace Common Ground trailblazers, Daria has paved a successful path for so many other women to follow. We encourage you to take a few moments to view Daria’s videos, to hear her inspiring story and encouraging words!


Daria Salusbury photo for Pace Common Ground campaign

Daria Salusbury

Pace Common Ground Salutes Daria Salusbury, Founder/President & CEO, Salusbury & Co.

Daria Salusbury advises leading developers and architects on development, branding, and marketing. She helps bring their properties to market efficiently and effectively in the world’s most challenging markets. Daria has a more than 30-year track record of success, bringing over $12 billion in luxury developments to market, including residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate. She has worked as both a developer and broker in major cities across the U.S., including New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Prior to founding her firm, she spent 25 years at The Related Companies. There, Daria served as Senior Vice President and head of the company’s luxury rental division, consisting of more than 6,000 units nationwide. She has been featured in The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, Forbes, The New York Observer and The Real Deal for her work.

It was a delight to chat with Daria for our Common Ground campaign; to hear about her career, role models, and advice and encouragement for other women. Click on any or all of the videos below to see for yourself.

How did you get your start in the industry?

Do you have any role models in the industry, or someone who influenced you in a significant way in the field?

What are some obstacles or challenges you faced along the way on your career path?

In what ways do you think gender inequality impacts women in your field – and have you seen changes since you started in the field?

How do you think we can maintain the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and conversations, especially within your industry?

What are some milestones or achievements you can share from your career?

Is there something you would still like to accomplish in your career?

What advice would you give to women who may be starting out, trying to break in, or trying to advance in the field?

Last question, on a more lighthearted note: what’s the last great book you read or show you binged?

Thanks to Daria for sharing her experience, her unique perspective and insights, and her encouraging words and advice. We are proud to feature her as part of our Pace Common Ground Trailblazers series. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!