July 21, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Welcome Wine Reception

July 22, 2021

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Mindfulness Hike and Vinyasa Yoga

Day One Mindfulness Hike Sponsored By:   


Day One Vinyasa Yoga Sponsored By:  

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Keynote: A 360 View: Impacts From A Disruptive Year

The impact of the last year has been felt across the CRE landscaping, with working women bearing the brunt of the disproportionate fallout of Covid-19, and many women choosing to exit the workforce as a result, the future of females in the workplace remains uncertain. During this insightful opening session we will follow the journey of one CRE leader on her road to the top, the lessons learned along the way, and lastly, where we are today, and how we can address the effects of Covid-19 on working women. 

Vicky Schiff, Co-Founder, MREC Management & Mosaic Real Estate Credit

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | State of the Industry: Emerging Trends Shaping Commercial Real Estate

The disruption of 2020 is still being felt industry wide, some sectors saw declines, while others saw a boom, cap rates fluctuate, and the industry saw ebbs and flows like never before. There are some trends driving the transaction activity in the market such as high liquidity and steady property values which continue to make real estate an attractive option for both US and foriegn investors. This session will examine the driving factors shaping the industry and continue to make real estate a coveted asset along with a critical look at what the future holds for women in CRE. 


Key Takeaways:

  • How has working remote changed the CRE industry as a whole? 
  • Impacts of the last year on capital flow, interest rates and overall market stability
  • Top markets in 2021 and what demographics are driving activity

Moderator: Genevieve West, Vice President, Howard Building Corporation

Julie Baird, 
President, First American Exchange Company
Jennifer Marler, Head of Real Estate, Guggenheim Investments
Anna-Marie Lieb, Head of Multi-Housing, CrowdStreet
Kristen Croxton, Senior Vice President Originations, Capital One Multifamily Finance

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | Networking Break

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | Roundtable Session: Building an Advocacy Program that Promotes Mentorship & Allies

Women should be empowered at all levels in the workplace. To ensure your organization is building a culture that supports women empowerment oftentimes, advocacy programs are launched. Participating in these programs is about more than just making friends but also about fostering an environment that supports the women in your organization and helps them build relationships that could lead to career growth. In this interactive workshop, a panel of CRE leaders who have implemented successful women’s initiatives in their organizations will share how they’ve created women’s networks. The panelists will specifically address the ways they are focusing on mentorship and allies within these programs.

It is time to put mentorship in action! After this presentation, attendees will be invited to join the conversation via guided networking roundtables. During these collaborative roundtables with selected members of local and statewide collegiate CRE programs, we will tackle common generational misconceptions, biases, and behaviors. We will gather insights and build a framework for mentorship programs for the future.

Key Takeaways: 

  • How to build intentional and strategic mentorship programs
  • Why are sponsorships & mentorships critical for career growth? 
  • What is the difference between a sponsorship & mentorship and how do you seek one out?
  • What is one thing we can learn from the new generation entering the workforce? 
  • Impact on ESGs 

Moderator: Michelle Needles, Senior Vice President - Enterprise Solutions, Colliers International

Sheri Thompson, SVP & FHA Finance Group Head, Walker Dunlop
Carmen Decker, President, Western Region, Kimco Realty
Karen Tepera, Managing Director Client Services, Greystar

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Networking Lunch & 2020 GlobeSt. ELITE Women of Influence Award Winner Recognition

Sponsored By:   

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM | Panel: Building Your Brand: Creating Your Personal Elevator Pitch

This interactive panel discussion will focus on how to take charge of your career development and build your own business brand within your real estate firm. Topics discussed will include strategies for advocating for yourself & your team, and how to become an asset to any real estate organization and how to create your personal elevator pitch.

Moderator:  Christine Espenshade, Vice Chairman, Investment Sales - Multifamily Capital Markets, Newmark 

Vanessa Herzog, SIOR, CCIM, Principal, Lee & Associates
Barbara McDuffie, Managing Director, Baker Tilly
Kristina Lynn, Director, Housing Acquisitions & Dispositions, Americas, Nuveen Real Estate

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM | 1:1 Unplugged: Courtney Ettus

Hear the journey one CRE leader took to get where she is today.

Featuring: Courtney Ettus, Chief Marketing Officer, Crexi

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM | Networking Break

2:50 PM - 3:50 PM | Panel: AI & Data: How Technology is Reshaping the Way We Work

Technology is changing the way every industry functions and real estate is no different. A rise in proptech companies has led to advancements in augmented and virtual reality, greentech, property management, 3D printing, and even blockchain for real estate. Even the most simple augmented reality tools have revolutionized the property viewing experience. What can be expected as these tools become more advanced? This session will examine that question along with demonstrating some of the tools that are transforming real estate.

Moderator:  Ronda Landa, Sales Director, First American Title

Dana Baird, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Camille Renshaw, CEO & Co-Founder, B+E Net Lease
Linda White, Head of Lease Administration and Technology Services Occupier Services, Americas, Colliers

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Leisure Activities

Choose from the following three leisure activities: 

  • Sip & Paint
  • Mountain Meditation
  • Macaron Making Class

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | GlobeSt. ELITE Women of Influence Awards Cocktail Reception

Please see the GlobeSt. ELITE Women of Influence Awards' website, for further information. 

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM | GlobeSt. ELITE Women of Influence Awards Dinner

Please see the GlobeSt. ELITE Women of Influence Awards' website for further information. 

July 23, 2021

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Mindfulness Hike AND Vinyasa Yoga Session

Day Two Mindfulness Hike Sponsored By:  


Day Two Vinyasa Yoga Sponsored By:  

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Keynote: Forecasting the Future for CRE

Rebecca Rockey, Economist / Global Head of Forecasting, Cushman & Wakefield

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM | Panel: Winning a Seat on Corporate Boards

When corporate boards are more diverse, everyone wins; from consumers to employees to shareholders. A 2015 finding by MSCI found that companies with at least one woman on the board outperformed other companies of similar size by at least 5% from 2012 to 2014. Today, we’re beginning to see legislators getting involved in this particular gender diversity issue and in 2018 we saw California become the first state to require every publicly held corporation to have at least one woman on its board of directors by the end of 2019. Several other states have also passed non binding resolutions encouraging corporations to better gender diversify their boards which will hopefully signify a positive change on the horizon.


Key Takeaways:

  • How did 2020 impact opportunities for leadership growth for women? 
  • What are you doing internally to address the growing concerns of women exiting the workforce? 
  • The importance and financial benefit of diversifying your board
  • The path to secure your board seat


Cynthia Daly, Head of Underwriting and Asset Management, Four Springs Capital Trust
Annalisa Barrett, Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP
Jennifer Litwak, Executive Director, Housing on Merit

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | Networking Break

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM | 1:1 Unplugged : Carolyn Pistone

Hear the journey one CRE leader took to get where she is today. 
Featuring: Carolyn Pistone, President & Managing Director, Clear Blue Commercial, Inc.


11:20 AM - 12:30 PM | Panel: From Urbanization to Proptech Advancements, What’s Influencing Tenant Preference Across All Sectors?

In numerous surveys predicting the 2020 real estate trends, tenant experience was rated as a top priority for investors, developers, and brokers. This is largely due to a highly competitive market and changes in tenant preferences being driven by urbanization, globalization, changing workforce demands, and technology advancements. While many of the advancements are on the front end through smart buildings, personalization, and amenities, the back end advancements are giving executives the ability to better leverage data and improve operational efficiency. This session will review the trends taking place in tenant preferences and how leading commercial real estate companies are rising to the challenge.

Moderator: Karen Whitt,  President, US Real Estate Management Services, Colliers International

Jackie Orcutt,
Senior Vice President, CBRE
Anjee Solanki, National Director and Head of Retail, US Colliers
Maddison Wilson, Client Partner, Lane
Julie Melander, Director, Asset Management, PEG Companies

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM | Panel: Best Practices for Negotiations

Negotiation skills are a necessity in executive management and they enhance conversations around topics such as: increasing department budgets, resources and compensation. Unfortunately, there are no magical phrases that can guarantee success. Even the most seasoned managers and executives need a compelling strategy before going into a negotiation. In this discussion, participants will share their strategies on how to demonstrate confidence, congeniality and the knowledge necessary to secure positive results.

Kay Davis, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank
Patricia Aluisi, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MB Real Estate
Nicole Morse, Western Regional Manager, Construction Services, Hillmann Consulting, LLC

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM | Networking Lunch & Depart Conference