About Real Estate Women’s Forum New York

The 6th annual Real Estate Women’s Forum New York took place on Thursday, February 16, at the New Yorker Hotel. Over 400 real estate executives attended this one-of-a-kind forum, which celebrates the leading women of real estate and offers networking, idea sharing and insightful discussions about leadership, management, mentorship and deal making.

This year’s forum featured keynotes from Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of Partnership for New York City, Dolly Lenz, CEO of Dolly Lenz Real Estate, and 35 highly influential women leading some of New York’s most noteworthy firms and real estate projects. This all-star line up of speakers shared their expertise on the state of commercial and investment real estate, and discussed the unique opportunities and challenges facing leading power players throughout the city.

Rethinking Office Space



Check out the recap from the event and see more pictures here.
Current Affairs panel
Dolly Lenz & Rosanna Scotto
Morning Keynote with Kathryn Wylde & Sheena Wright
Lunch workshop hosted by Extell

Takeaways from This Year’s Forum

Met and networked with some of the most prominent women in real estate.

Learned from women who are changing the literal and metaphorical landscape of the real estate industry.


Heard from leading women as they discuss challenges they have faced and overcome.

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Built key career and business development strategies specific to real estate.


Kathryn Wylde

Kathryn Wylde
President & CEO
Partnership for New York City

Dolly Lenz

Dolly Lenz
Chief Executive Officer
Dolly Lenz Real Estate

Speaker Spotlight

Roberta Axelrod

Roberta Axelrod
Director – Residential Sales & Rentals
Time Equities

Jennifer Bernell

Jennifer Bernell
EVP – Development
Kushner Companies

Lisa Bevacqua

Lisa Bevacqua
SVP & Director – Asset Management
Silverstein Properties

Kate Bicknell

Kate Bicknell
Senior Vice President
Forest City Ratner Companies

Terri Belkas-Mitchell

Terri Belkas-Mitchell
Xenolith Partners

Ruth Ann Blankenheim

Ruth Ann Blankenheim
Co-Founder & Principal
Harbor Road Holdings

Lisa Brill

Lisa Brill
Shearman & Sterling

Maggie Burns

Maggie Burns
Vice President – Real Estate

Lauren Cahill

Lauren Cahill
Senior Development Director
AvalonBay Communities

Susan Fine

Susan Fine
Oases Real Estate

Nona Gross

Nona Gross
Workplace Strategy, Design & Workplace Resources

Megan Guy

Megan Guy
Development Director
Simone Development Companies

Callie Haines

Callie Haines
SVP – Asset Management

Katherine Kelman

Katherine Kelman
Associate Director
L+M Development Partners

Andrea Kretchman

Andrea Kretchmer
Xenolith Partners

Julia Lewis

Julia Lewis

Beth Linn

Beth Linn
Wrightwood Financial

Kristen Lonergan

Kristen Lonergan
Greenberg Traurig

Sydney Mainster

Sydney Mainster
Sustainability Manager
The Durst Organization

Elizabeth Majkowski

Elizabeth Majkowski
SVP – Operations
SL Green Realty

Gina Mavica

Gina Mavica

Sara Mirski

Sara Mirski
COO & Chief Development Officer

Toby Moskovitz

Toby Moskovits
Chief Executive Officer
Heritage Equity Partners

Alison Novak

Alison Novak
Hudson Companies

Sukanya Paciorek

Sukanya Paciorek
Head of Asset Management & EVP
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Onay Payne

Onay Payne
Clarion Partners

Viki Radden

Viki Radden
Chief Operating Officer
5 Stone Green Capital

Sherry Rexroad

Sherry Rexroad
CIO – Global Real Estate Securities

Ashley Rissolo

Ashley Rissolo
VP – Finance
Ceruzzi Properties

Daria Salusbury

Daria Salusbury
President & CEO
Salusbury & Co.

Rosanna Scotto

Rosanna Scotto
Good Day New York

Charlotte Sturgis

Charlotte Sturgis
Head of Construction
Rose Associates

Elise Wagner

Elise Wagner
Kramer Levin

Liz Weiner

Liz Weiner
Partner & Co-Founder
Felix / Weiner Consulting Group

Sondra Wenger

Sondra Wenger
Managing Director
CIM Group

Sheena Wright

Sheena Wright
President & CEO
United Way of New York City

Agenda at a Glance

Morning Keynote: Kathryn Wylde of Partnership for New York City
Cranes in the Clouds: Development & Construction State of the Market 
Next! Emerging Neighborhoods & Markets on the Rise
Ideas into Skylines: Design, Technology and Innovation in 2017 
Rethinking Office Space: Beyond Open Layouts & Coworking
Current State of Affairs: Financing and Investment in Today’s Market
555TEN: How to Successfully Bring a New Development to Market?
Women at the Helm: Reaching the Top of the Real Estate World
Afternoon Keynote: Good Day New York’s Rosanna Scotto interviews Dolly Lenz of Dolly Lenz Real Estate

Forum Sponsors

The following organizations support the 6th annual Real Estate Women’s Forum:
Kramer Levin
Shearman & Sterling


The following organizations will be participating in the 6th annual Real Estate Women’s Forum:
  • 1010 On the Lake
  • 3D Real Estate Consulting
  • 3L & Company
  • 5 Stone Green Capital
  • Acadia Realty Trust
  • Ackman-Ziff
  • ACRES Capital
  • Advantage Fitness Products
  • AFIRE-Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate
  • AllianceBernstein
  • Altus Analytics
  • Arbor Commercial Mortgage
  • ARC
  • Arch Street Capital
  • Archer & Greiner
  • Atelier Group
  • AvalonBay Communities
  • Baker Tilly
  • BakerHostetler
  • BALA Consulting Engineers
  • BankUnited
  • Barings
  • Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman
  • Berdon
  • Besen & Associates
  • Bigtooth Data
  • BL Companies
  • BlackRock
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Bozzuto Management Company
  • Breather
  • Broad Street Development
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
  • Capital One
  • Carlton Architecture
  • CB Title Group
  • CBRE
  • CetraRuddy Architecture
  • Chase
  • Chiesa, Shahinian & Gaintomasi
  • Choice New York Management
  • Citigroup
  • Citizens Bank
  • Clarion Partners
  • Cole Schotz P.C.
  • Commonwealth Land Title Insurance
  • CommScope
  • Compass
  • Connectivity Wireless
  • Conner Strong & Buckelew
  • Conway Farrell Curtin & Kelly
  • Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
  • Cosentini Associates
  • Credit Suisse
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • D’Agostino Levine Landesman & Lederman
  • Day Pitney
  • Deloitte
  • Department of State
  • DLC Management
  • Dolly Lenz Real Estate
  • Douglas Elliman
  • Duval & Stachenfeld
  • Ecosystem Energy Services
  • Eight Points Asset Management
  • EisnerAmper
  • Ernst & Young
  • Extell Development
  • Fairstead Capital
  • Felix / Weiner Consulting Group
  • Fidelity National Title
  • First American Title Insurance
  • First Nationwide Title
  • Forest City Ratner Companies
  • FTI Consulting
  • Furnished Quarters
  • Gemma Consulting
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Global Hotel and Resort Representation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GoldmanHarris
  • Good Day New York
  • Graaskamp Center for Real Estate
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • GreenBush Realty
  • GreenOak Real Estate Advisors
  • Grenadines Hones
  • Greystone Development
  • H.I.G. Realty
  • Habitat for Humanity NYC
  • HAKS
  • Halstead
  • Hanover Street Capital
  • Harbor Road Holdings
  • Harpool Commercial Realty
  • Harvard Management Company
  • Heritage Equity Partners
  • Herrick, Feinstein
  • HFF
  • Hines
  • HOK
  • Holland & Knight
  • HSBC Private Bank
  • Humanscale
  • Hunter Roberts Construction Group
  • Integro Insurance Brokers
  • Invesco
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jamestown
  • Jaros, Baum & Bolles
  • JFK&M Consulting Group
  • JLL
  • Kastle
  • Kathy Kaye Real Estate
  • KGM Consulting
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
  • Kimberlite Group
  • Kimberlite
  • Knightsbridge Park
  • Konover Commercial
  • Kouzmanoff Bainton Architects
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
  • Kramer Levin
  • Kushner Companies
  • Landquist & Son
  • Langan
  • LeaseHawk
  • LeasingREality.com
  • Lee & Associates
  • Lenovo
  • Lexis Nexis
  • LiRo Engineers
  • LIVunLtd
  • M18 Public Relations
  • Madison Capital
  • Magnum Management Services
  • Mamais Construction
  • Mancini Duffy
  • Mazars USA
  • MBP
  • MDS Software
  • Megalith Capital Management
  • Meridian Capital Group
  • Metropolis Group
  • Michaels Organization
  • Midwood Investment & Development
  • MKAssociates
  • New Mountain Capital
  • New York Advisory Services
  • New York Grant Company
  • NewHeight Group
  • NY Lead – Forest City Ratner Companies
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Oases Real Estate
  • Olympic Property Partners
  • OneTitle National Guaranty Company
  • Pace, a WPP Company
  • Partner Engineering and Science
  • Partnership for New York City
  • PBC USA Real Estate
  • PERE magazine
  • PGIM Real Estate
  • Pier Head Associates
  • Pillar Finance
  • Pimco
  • PKF O’Connor Davies
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Proskauer Rose
  • PwC
  • Quinn
  • Reed Midem
  • Related
  • Robert A.M. Stern Architects
  • Rockfarmer Properties
  • Rose Associates
  • Roux Associates
  • RSM US
  • Rubenstein
  • SAA Architects & Interior Designers
  • Salusbury & Co.
  • Sam.Boymelgreen
  • Samuels & Associates
  • Saul Ewing
  • Securitas Electronic Security
  • Shawmut Design & Construction
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Silverstein Properties
  • Simone Development
  • Simone Management Group
  • Sky Management Corp.
  • SL Green Realty
  • SnyNewtown
  • Solomon Cordwell Buenz
  • Stantec
  • Steiner & Associates
  • Stewart Title Insurance
  • Suffolk
  • SWBC
  • Syska Hennessy Group
  • TD Bank
  • TF Cornerstone
  • TH Real Estate
  • The Baupost Group
  • The Domain Companies
  • The Durst Organization
  • The Georgetown Company
  • The Instant Group
  • The Kushner Companies
  • The Marketing Directors
  • The NHP Foundation
  • The Stephanie Greco Realty Group
  • The Wharton School
  • Theodore Williams Construction
  • Time Equities
  • Tishman Realty Corporation
  • Toll Brothers Apartment Living
  • Townhouse Partners
  • Traverse Venture Partners
  • Trepp
  • Turner Construction
  • Turner- NY Interiors
  • United Way of New York City
  • Venture Capital Properties
  • Villani Group
  • VNB New York
  • Walker & Dunlop
  • Walter P. Moore
  • Warburg Realty
  • WCD Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wilkin & Guttenplan
  • WiredScore
  • World Wide Group
  • Wrightwood Financial
  • Yardi Systems
  • ZGF Architects

Get Involved!

Speakers & Agenda
Olga Rodriguez
(646) 862-6128


Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Heather Collis
(646) 862-6133


Attendee Registrations
Lehdis Lopez
(646) 862-6204


Venue Details

The New Yorker Hotel
Real Estate Women’s Forum New York
Thursday, February 16, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The New Yorker Hotel
New York City