Save February 27, 2020 for the ninth annual Real Estate Women’s Forum New York!

Building on eight prior years of successful conferences, the Real Estate Women’s Forum (REWF) has become a reliable annual gathering that spotlights industry leading women in commercial real estate, emphasizing the achievements, capabilities and thought leadership of women who are active real estate developers, investors, owners and operators.

The core DNA of the event is a commercial real estate conference focused on trending and emerging real estate market issues where the entire speaker faculty is comprised solely of women. Each year, over 400 attend to connect, be inspired and get valuable information from industry leaders. Attendance is open to both men and women.

This year’s conference includes a slate of panels on leadership, development and construction trends, emerging innovations and technology, as well as finance and investment outlook in light of recent industry changes. In addition, we host private peer-to-peer roundtables for select leaders. Further, we’ve listened to you and added more networking time to the program, to allow greater opportunity to connect.

The Real Estate Women’s Forum New York 2020 is an afternoon program from lunch through to the cocktail reception (12:15 pm to 6:00 pm) and follows a morning program (6th annual New York Construction & Development Forum) at the same venue. Each conference requires a separate registration. Contact us if you’d like to receive a discount to attend both conferences.

Register now to secure your spot at the early rate to attend the 9th annual Real Estate Women’s Forum New York!

Get Involved in 2020!

Speakers & Agenda:
Ajna Adams
(646) 701-7982

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Claudia Gutwirth
(646) 862-6125

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Sponsorship & Exhibiting
Amber Collins
(646) 783-3940

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Kate Bicknell

Kate Bicknell
Head of New York Development
Oxford Properties Group

Megumi Brod

Megumi Brod
Senior Vice President, Regional Development Officer, Northeast Region
Rockefeller Group

Gena Cheng

Gena Cheng
Managing Director, Global Investors Group
USAA Real Estate Company

Helena Durst

Helena Durst
Durst Organization

Nancy Goldsmith
Managing Director, Operations

Johanna Greenbaum

Johanna Greenbaum
Planning & Development Director
Sidewalk Labs

Jill Homan

Jill Homan
Javelin19 Investments

Elizabeth Judd

Elizabeth Judd
Konover Commercial

Katie Kennedy
Vice President, Commercial Real Estate
Capital One

Inna Khidekel

Inna Khidekel
Bridge Investment Group

Hope Knight

Hope Knight
President and CEO
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Sharon Liss

Sharon Liss
Managing Director
Sugar Hill Capital Partners

Alisa Mall

Alisa Mall
Director of Investments – Real Estate & Natural Resources
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Clare Newman

Clare Newman
Chief of Staff & EVP
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Donna Preiss

Donna Preiss
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dana Roffman

Dana Roffman
Managing Director
Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Shazia Shahid

Shazia Shahid
SVP of Development

Laurie Stanziale

Laurie Stanziale
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

Who Speaks

The core DNA of REWF is a commercial real estate conference focused on trending and emerging real estate market issues where the entire speaker faculty is comprised solely of women. Speakers at the Real Estate Women’s Forum are industry leading women as well as up-and-coming female executives. Send speaker suggestions to Ajna Adams (

Past speakers include:

Sue Ansel

Sue Ansel
CEO & President
Gables Residential

Gail Ayers, the afternoon keynote speaker

Gail Ayers
Former CEO
CREW Network

Julie Benezet

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

Annemarie DiCola

Annemarie DiCola
Chief Executive Officer

MaryAnne Gilmartin

MaryAnne Gilmartin
Chief Executive Officer

Laurie Golub

Laurie Golub
Square Mile Capital

Leslie Himmel

Leslie Himmel
Co-Managing Partner
Himmel + Meringoff Properties

Purnima Kapur

Purnima Kapur
Former Executive Director
New York City Department of City Planning

Dolly Lenz & Rosanna Scotto

Dolly Lenz
Chief Executive Officer
Dolly Lenz Real Estate

Wendy Mann

Wendy Mann
Chief Executive Officer
Crew Network

Jodi Pulice

Jodi Pulice
Founder & CEO
JRT Realty Group

Diane Ramirez

Diane Ramirez
Chief Executive Officer
Halstead Property

Darcy Stacom

Darcy Stacom

Mary Ann Tighe

Mary Ann Tighe
CEO – New York

Kathryn Wylde

Kathryn Wylde
President & CEO
Partnership for New York City

  • Terri Adler, Duval & Stachenfeld
  • Gentry Ashmore-Hoit, GreenOak
  • Jacqueline Barr, Ted Moudis Associates
  • Jodi Berman, Stonehenge Management
  • Kate Bicknell, Oxford Properties Group
  • Melissa Burch, Lendlease
  • Suzanne Carlson, NBBJ
  • Lauren Crowley Corrinet, CBRE
  • Patricia Dunphy, Rockrose Development
  • Helena Durst, Durst Organization
  • Betsy Feigin Befus, NMHC
  • Cynthia Foster, Colliers International
  • Theresa Garelli, CREW New York
  • Alicia Glen, New York City
  • Alicia Goldstein, HFZ
  • Julia Goldberg, BuzzFeed
  • Romy Goldman, Gold Development
  • Nancy Goldsmith, Bozzuto
  • Johanna Greenbaum, Sidewalk Labs
  • Jill Homan, Javelin19 Investments
  • Katie Kennedy, Capital One
  • Elizabeth Judd, Konover Commercial
  • Inna Khidekel, Bridge Investment Group
  • Lisa Kirsch, Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Andrea Kretchmer, Xenolith Partners
  • Tristan Last, Arch Companies
  • Sharon Liss, Sugar Hill Capital Partners
  • Allison Lissner, BBWG
  • Lesley Lisser, Invesco
  • Christina Lyndon, Angelo, Gordon & Co.
  • Alisa Mall, Carnegie Corporation
  • Courtney McGuinn, Greenberg Traurig
  • Melanie Meyers, Fried Frank
  • Michele O’Connor, CREW New York
  • Noelle Picone, BBWG
  • Joanne Podell, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Alicia Popper, PBC USA Real Estate
  • Donna Preiss, PREISS
  • Carol Rosenthal, Fried Frank
  • Samantha Sax, Elad Group
  • Kara Schechter Rakowski, BBWG
  • Shazia Shahid, Midwood
  • Patricia Simone, Simone Development
  • Lori Sokol, NY Residential
  • Laurie Stanziale, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
  • Nicole Stent, Empire State Development
  • Susan Tjarksen, KIG
  • Diane Vrkic, Waypoint
  • Colleen Wenke, Taconic
  • Deana Wetzel, Marks Paneth
  • Julie Zuraw, Argo Management

Who Attends

The Real Estate Women’s Forum brings together women and men from the state–as well as many from across the nation–to connect around trends, activity and new opportunities in the commercial real estate markets.

Past attending firms include:

  • A&E Real Estate
  • Acadia Realty Trust
  • Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group
  • AECOM Capital
  • Angelo, Gordon & Co.
  • Arch Street Capital
  • Ares Management
  • Atelier Group
  • AvalonBay
  • Basis Investment Group
  • BDO
  • Beachwold Residential
  • Bettina Equities Management
  • BL Companies
  • Bozzuto
  • Broadway Stages
  • Brookfield Properties Retail
  • Brooksville Company
  • Carlyle
  • CAS Riegler Companies
  • Cedar Realty Trust
  • Cerberus Capital Manangement
  • Chase
  • City Bay Capital
  • Clarion Partners
  • Clinton Management
  • CohnReznick
  • Cole Schotz
  • Colliers International
  • CPD Developments
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Douglas Elliman
  • Drever Capital Management
  • Duke Properties
  • Durst Organization
  • Eastone Capital
  • Edison Properties
  • EisnerAmper
  • Epic Commercial Realty
  • Equity Residential
  • Ernst & Young
  • Forest City New York
  • Gemdale USA
  • GFP Real Estate
  • GIC Real Estate
  • Golden Lioness Corp
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GoldOller Real Estate Investments
  • Greenland USA
  • GreenOak Real Estate
  • Greystone Development
  • GZA
  • H.I.G. Realty
  • Habitat for Humanity New York City
  • HAKS
  • Hanover Street Capital
  • HFF
  • Hines
  • HLW
  • Hudson Companies
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jamestown
  • JLL
  • Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Joss Realty Partners
  • JP Morgan
  • Kent Services
  • Konover Commercial Corporation
  • Lazard
  • Lennar Multifamily
  • Lubert-Alder Partners
  • Marshall-Stevens
  • MB Real Estate
  • Megalith Capital Management
  • Michaels Organization
  • Midwood Investment & Development
  • Millennium Commercial Properties
  • Mitsui Fudosan America
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Restoration Project
  • NewHeight Group
  • NNN Pro Group
  • NYC Economic Development
  • NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Oxford Properties
  • PBC USA Real Estate
  • Pennoni
  • Perkins Eastman
  • Plaxall
  • Procida Companies
  • Proskauer Rose
  • Quinn
  • Related Companies
  • RK Commercial Real Estate
  • Rubenstein
  • Rudin Management
  • Silverstein Properties
  • Simone Development
  • Solomon McCown & Company
  • Sousou Partners
  • SRS Real Estate Partners
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Sutton Alliance
  • SWBC
  • Taconic Management Company
  • TerraCap Management
  • TH Real Estate
  • Thor Equities
  • Time Equities
  • Toll Brothers
  • Trepp
  • Trevive Global
  • Trinity Management
  • Triple Star Realty
  • USAA Real Esatate
  • Vornado Realty Trust
  • Waterton
  • Westport Capital Partners
  • WeWork
  • WTS International

Who Sponsors

Sponsors of the Real Estate Women’s Forum series of conferences are high quality professional services firms in areas of accounting, architecture, brokerage, engineering, finance, insurance, law and technology.

2020 Sponsors

Fried Frank
Marcus & Millichap

Past sponsors include:

Bright Power
Cushman & Wakefield
Duval & Stachenfeld
Fleur Elise bkln
Fried Frank
IF Studio
Ingram Yuzek
Kramer Levin
Marks Paneth
National Multifamily Housing Council
Olshan Frome Wolosky
Rosenberg & Estis

Photos from Our Past Women’s Forums


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