Make contact with some of the most powerful women in real estate on Wednesday, February 25th, at the 4th Annual Real Estate Weekly Women’s Forum. Each year, Real Estate Weekly turns the spotlight onto the female real estate leaders who are making strides in New York City and surrounding areas.

2015 Theme: Women Helping Women

This year’s theme is “Women Helping Women” and panels will touch upon the following topics: construction, development, sustainability, capital raising and information technology. Hear case studies from top real estate entrepreneurs that highlight active opportunities in the market today.

Join the over 550 women investors, owners, developers and professionals for a day of fresh perspectives on key real estate issues. Included are ample networking time (breakfast, networking break, lunch and post-conference cocktails) to allow you to connect with industries leaders and peers.

Featured Speakers Include:

Gina Bocra

Gina Bocra
Chief Sustainability Officer
NYC Department
of Buildings

Melissa Burch

Melissa Burch
EVP – Commercial
& Residential Development
Forest City Ratner

Melissa Pianko

Melissa Pianko
EVP – Development

Diane Ramirez

Diane M. Ramirez
Chief Executive
Halstead Property

2014 Event Overview:

2015 Advisory Board:

  • Melissa Bridgeford, Partner, Cain Hoy Enterprises
  • Collete English Dixon, Principal – Transactions, Prudential Real Estate Investors
  • Alexandra Fisher, DC – Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Department of Buildings
  • Jenna Gerstenlauer, Managing Partner, Sound Mark Partners
  • Kate Harrington, Director – Client Services, The Berman Group
  • Leslie Himmel, Co-Managing Partner, Himmel + Meringoff Properties
  • Kristen Hunter, Doctoral Candidate – Real Estate Finance/Urban Dev., Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
  • Amelia Janisz, CEO & President, EZBuildingEHS
  • Richard Resnick, Founder & CEO, Project Risk Consultants
  • Amy Sole, Vice President, Vision Real Estate Partners

2015 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jodi Berman, Assistant Director of Leasing, Stonehenge Management
  • Gina Bocra, Chief Sustainability Officer, NYC Department of Buildings
  • Melissa Burch, EVP – Commercial & Residential Development, Forest City Ratner
  • Suzanne Carlson, Principal, NBBJ
  • Deirdre Carson, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
  • Patricia Dunphy, SVP – Development & Leasing, Rockrose Development
  • Jennifer Falk, Executive Director, Union Square Partnership
  • Romy Goldman, Founder, Gold Development
  • Sharon Greenberger, SVP – Facilities Dev. & Engineering, New York – Presbyterian Hospital
  • Amanda Kaminsky, Sustainable Construction Manager, Durst Organization
  • Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Planning
  • Andrea Kretchmer, Affordable Housing Developer, POKO Partners
  • Melanie Krakower, Associate – DHA Capital, DHA Capital
  • Lesley Lisser, Director – Asset Management, Invesco Real Estate
  • Kristen Lonergan, Partner, Greenberg Traurig
  • Charlotte Matthews, VP – Sustainability, Related
  • Melanie Meyers, Partner, Fried Frank
  • Melissa Pianko, EVP – Development, Gotham Organization
  • Alicia Popper, SVP – Leasing & Construction, PBC USA Real Estate
  • Sara Queen, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management
  • Diane M. Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer, Halstead Property
  • Laura Rapaport, Senior Vice President, L&L Holding Company
  • Carol Rosenthal, Partner, Fried Frank
  • Sara Rubenstein, Associate Counsel, Lend Lease
  • Jenifer Steig, Owner, Cheshire Group
  • Debra Tantleff, Founding Principal, Tantum Realty
  • Faith Taylor, SVP – Chief Sustainability Officer, Wyndham Worldwide
  • Elise Wagner, Partner, Kramer Levin
  • Melissa Warren, Partner & SVP, TerraCRG
  • Colleen Wenke, Vice President, Taconic Investment Partners

2015 Agenda Highlights

  • Social Responsibilities: Shaping Our Future Cities
  • The “New” New York: The Future of Our Changing Neighborhoods
  • Eat, Pray, Build: Construction & Development in New York City & New Jersey
  • On-The-Cusp: Technological Innovators In Real Estate
  • Resilience is the New Green: Insights Into Sustainable Designs and Developments
  • The Cap Rate Saga: Capital Sources & Users Round Table
  • Decision Makers: Choosing The Right Mentor
  • Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think