Choosing NYC’s Most Influential Woman in Real Estate

January 9, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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MANHATTAN — At the Real Estate Weekly Women’s Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 15, one woman will be recognized for having the most substantial impact on the city’s real estate industry, as determined by votes from those in the industry.

Nominations for the woman “who inspires and drives the real estate community through her outstanding achievements, innovative ideas, and ability to influence change and make things happen” will be accepted through Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Five finalists will be selected based on the number of nominations received and will advance to the final voting round, which will take place from Feb. 1 through 14. The winner will be announced at the Feb. 15 meeting.

Real Estate Weekly has been highlighting women in real estate each year through a special issue of its weekly publication. In 2012, this issue comes to life in a real-world event, bringing the best and the brightest together in person.

The topics to be discussed include the following:

• How I Did It: Industry Leaders On Mentorship, Professional Development and Success

• Finance, Investment and Asset Management: She Who Has the Gold Makes the Rules

• The Power Players: Infrastructure, Government and Public Policy

• Anatomy of a Deal: The Women Driving Today’s Deals

 • The Creators: Construction, Design and New Development

  • Women Who Rule: Founders and CEOs Round Table

Among the speakers already confirmed are Brooke Barrett of Denihan Hospitality Group, Aine Brazil of Thornton Thomasetti, Jane Gol of Continental Ventures Realty, Laurie Golub of Africa Israel USA, Elizabeth Heider of Skanska and the US Green Building Council, Leslie Wohlman Himmel of Himmel + Meringoff Properties, Suri Kasirer of Kasirer Consulting, Patricia Lancaster of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and former commissioner of NYC Department of Buildings, Lisa Pendergast of Jeffries & Co., Robin Rains of Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors, Barbara van Beuren of Anbau Enterprises, Madelyn Wils of Hudson River Park Trust, and Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership for New York.

The event, which typically attracts 300 of real estate’s top women in finance, construction, investment, government and management, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center, 1221 Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan.

The cost is $149 for early registration before Friday, Jan. 13; or $249 after that. Registration includes a pre-conference breakfast and networking, lunch and a post-event reception. To register, call GreenPearl Events at (646) 862-6136 or email [email protected].

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