The Leadership Charge.

Welcome to the 7th annual Real Estate Women’s Forum – better known as REWF – the trusted forum with a mission of connecting, educating, advancing and highlighting the accomplishments of female leaders in the real estate industry.

Each year hundreds gather for a one-day event complete with hard-hitting panels, structured networking and unparalleled opportunities for leaders to meet with leaders.

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Keynote Speakers
Combine Inspiration with Action

Wendy Mann

Wendy Mann
CREW Network

Why We Chose Her:
As CEO of the 10,000-member global association, Wendy is committed to influencing the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women. She will share three areas she believes are imperative to advancing and growing female leaders in the industry.

Julie Benezet

Julie Benezet
Former Real Estate Executive, Amazon
Author, The Journey of Not Knowing Now

Why We Chose Her:
One of the most challenging aspects of leading is dealing with the ambiguity and scariness of the unknown. Drawing from Julie’s experiences of navigating the new as Amazon’s first real estate executive and her many years of working with executives, Julie will share core principles to push through discomfort and resistance to build the future. Juile is also a leadership coach and author. She details her experiences in her book titled, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There is None.

Agenda at a Glance

  • Pack Leading: Pioneering Opportunities & Challenges in Development & Construction
  • Navigating the New: Leading and Succeeding in the 21st Century
  • Breaking Through: Emerging Neighborhoods & Hot Asset Classes
  • When Change is Constant: Development & Construction Opportunities & Challenges
  • Stack it Right: Financing in Today’s Real Estate Market
  • The Customer View: What Matters in Retail & Offices from the Tenants
  • Tech Talk: Connecting, Creating & Managing Smart Buildings
  • Life In the Boardroom: Viewpoints from Powerful Women in Real Estate

Why REWF Keeps Growing Year After Year

INSPIRATION: Main stage keynotes offer visionary views and practical application to impact you both personally and professionally.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Our in-depth panel discussions move beyond what is and tackle how to in design, development, construction, sustainability, capital markets, the future of office, retail and more.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Structured roundtable discussions focus on improving your professional self: relationship management, negotiation, personal branding, entrepreneurship and more.


MENTORSHIP: Introducing a new mentorship program where rising talent will be paired with seasoned professionals. Sign up to be a mentor or mentee today during the registration process. Space is limited.


The following organizations support the 7th annual Real Estate Women’s Forum:

Get Involved!

Speakers & Agenda
Amanda Powers
(646) 862-6127

Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3937

Attendee Registrations
Maria Bauser
(646) 862-9395

Event Details

Real Estate Women’s Forum New York
Friday, February 23, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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