July 24, 2023

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Pre-Event Activities TBD

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Property Type Champagne Room Meetup 

Join us for this intimate gathering by property type, where attendees will connect with fellow thought-leaders and changemakers in their respective sectors. This casual networking event offers an opportunity to build relationships and discuss topics that are most important to your business. Please register for your room during the registration process.


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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | WOI Welcome Reception

July 25, 2023

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Networking Activities | Vinyasa Yoga | Mindful Hike

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

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Opening Keynote: CRE Forecasting for 2023

A chief economist will examine the market shifts as well as macro & micro trends from 2022, and provide a forecast for 2023. 


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

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | CRE State of the Industry Panel

Key industry influencers from every link in the value chain come together to discuss the current state of the CRE market, examine transactional shifts, and break down key trends from capital resources to development, to property management. This can't-miss opening session will provide attendees with a robust look at the CRE landscape from top to bottom.

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

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | Transition to Discussion Group Tracks

Join us for our educational discussion groups, facilitated by top CRE executives. These discussions are chalk-full of substantive, industry specific content , with hyper focus on property types and job functions.  Gain insight into today’s market, and leave with tools and learnings to take back to your organization. 

The Nimble Leader

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Winning a Seat on Corporate Boards

Landing your first seat on a corporate board can be challenging, especially as a woman. While gender diversity on boards is progressing, competition can be fierce as there are still only a relatively small number of roles and opportunities available. As corporations seek diverse individuals who offer new skillsets, it is never too early to prepare for this goal and set yourself apart. Leave this session with an action plan to increase your board readiness and hear success stories that help you understand the key skills needed and moves to make in order to add value to a corporate board.

Jennifer Litwak, Executive Director - Housing on Merit

The Financial Visionary

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Volatility & Resiliency: A Look Into CRE Capital Markets

Join leading capital market executives as they tackle key trends impacting CRE capital markets, from sale to acquisition to financing. Our expert panelists will provide an overall financial outlook, as well as practical takeaways for all capital market players.

The Business Innovator

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Your Digital Transformation Playbook: Guiding Your Team Through a Tech Revolution

“Going Digital” is more than a buzz phrase, and in today’s CRE marketplace, it has become business essential. But the age-old question remains, “Where do I even start?” In this session, digital transformation experts will guide you step by step - from choosing vendors, to implementation to employee training. Leave this session with how-to-guide from conception to execution of your digital transformation strategy. 

11:50 AM - 12:35 PM | Discussion Group Tracks:

The Nimble Leader

11:50 AM - 12:35 PM

The Full Scope of Property Ownership and Management:

The pandemic feels securely in the rearview mirror for most CRE sectors, but while its business as usual for a majority of the CRE market, many aspects of property ownership will never be the same. This session will examine how property owners have adapted to the changing landscape of property management, as well as provide updates on new property classes, properties that are growing in popularity, and a look into tools for a more digitized workforce.

Aviva Sonereich, Managing Broker - Warehouse Hotline

The Financial Visionary

11:50 AM - 12:35 PM

Insights Into Lending and Finance for the Savvy Business Woman

Opportunity continues to be abundant across CRE asset classes, and though the cap rates continue to fluctuate, transactions remain strong. This session will provide an update on all capital and lending resources, renegotiating debt, and investment opportunities. Join our lending and capital experts as they share their expertise on emerging opportunities, an update on the new regulation, and predictions for the remainder of 2023.

DeLea Becker Becker, Owner|Broker - Beck-Reit Commercial Real Estate

The Business Innovator

11:50 AM - 12:35 PM

Reinventing the Wheel: How Redevelopment is Shaping the CRE Landscape

The line between property types is becoming increasingly blurred over the past year, with the strong success of redevelopment projects in Office, Retail, Multifamily, Healthcare and more. This timely discussion will deep dive into opportunities and challenges for redevelopment across sectors and property types.

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM | Networking Lunch

1:35 PM - 2:20 PM | Discussion Group Tracks:

The Nimble Leader

1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

One Size Does Not Fit All: Scalable DE&I Initiatives That Work

DE&I continue to be at the forefront of today’s leader’s minds. As knowledge is broadened around sustainable initiatives, and businesses begin to shape their own DE&I missions, it is more important than ever to share our lessons learned, and provide scalable goals for organizations of all sizes. Join us for this collaborative discussion around attainable goals, and actionable strategies for a truly sustainable DE&I program.

Allison Weiss, Founder - CRE Recruiting

The Financial Visionary

1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

Show us the Money! Securing Capital for Women Led Ventures

With stakeholder interest firmly in the intersection of ESG and investing, the time to invest in women led ventures has never been better. So why still, do we find it challenging to seek capital for our new projects? And why is institutional investment still overwhelmingly male dominated? This session will seek to break down the barriers of investing to women, and arm you with the tools and knowledge you need to secure capital, and invest confidently into the future of commercial real estate.

Ada Arevado, Founder | CEO - iimpact capital

The Business Innovator

1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

Securing Organizational Buy-in: Shaping a Culture of Adoption

A true digital transformation requires an organizational culture shift in order to gain buy-in from senior leadership. To do this, we need to be ambassadors of change who are open to innovation, and create momentum that influences the wider organization. Panelists in this session will discuss building an internal culture that nurtures innovation, progress and growth. And leveraging that culture to gain cross-departmental adoption, as well as senior leadership buy-in.

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM | Transition Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Unplugged Panel I: Property Type Deep Dive

This session is an in depth look at profitability, sustainability and overall performance of the various CRE property sectors. Hear from thought-leaders and influencers from across the CRE marketplace as they deconstruct the challenges and successes of the past year through the lens of property types.

1. Retail
2. Office
3. Multifamily
4. Industrial
5. Healthcare


Jennifer Litwak, Executive Director - Housing on Merit

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM | 1:1 Unplugged I:

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM | Premium Leisure Activities | Activity #1 | Activity #2 | Activity #3

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | GlobeSt. ELITE Women of Influence Awards Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | GlobeSt. ELITE Women of Influence Awards Dinner

July 26, 2023

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Networking Activities | Vinyasa Yoga | Mindful Hike

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

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Keynote II: Voices of Influence Interview

In our second edition of the voices of influence series, hear from one of the country’s top Real Estate Executives on what it means to truly take a seat at the table in a male-dominated industry. Learn how to position yourself as an invaluable member of the senior leadership team, and discover the unique opportunity women have to make a lasting impact in commercial real estate.


Poonam Sharma, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Board Member - Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp III

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM | Unplugged Panel II: Finding Your Authentic Leadership Voice

For many of us, developing an authentic leadership voice can be an ongoing personal development mission. Striking the right balance between compassion, assertiveness and sincerity can feel like walking a tightrope. However, when done effectively, finding your authentic voice can be a game-changer in managing high-performing teams, and influencing change throughout the CRE Industry. Panelists in this engaging session will share anecdotes on their own journeys to finding their authentic voice, and will provide inspiration for the attendees on how to hone your unique leadership style.



Deena Zimmerman Zimmerman, Vice President & SVN National Retail Council Co-Chair - SVN Chicago
Marissa Limsiaco, Co-Founder and President - Otso

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | Morning Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM | 1:1 Unplugged II

11:05 AM - 12:20 PM | Mega Session I: Negotiations

Being an expert negotiator in any setting begins with developing versatile negotiation techniques that can be adapted to fit any scenario. Over the past year, honing these skills has become even more critical as the landscape of the workforce has evolved. This session will take an in-depth look at various negotiation tactics for all specialities within commercial real estate. After this presentation, attendees will be invited to join the conversation via guided networking roundtables to discuss a particular area of negotiations that you would like to refine. Please see the list below to select the roundtable you would like to join.

  • Leasing and Tenant Negotiations
  • Lending/Capital Negotiations
  • Acquisitions and Investment Negotiations
  • Service Provider and Vendor Negotiations


Kelly Cantley, Senior Vice President - Bozzuto Construction Company

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM | Networking Lunch

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM | 1:1 Unplugged III

1:40 PM - 2:25 PM | Unplugged Panel III: What's Next? Navigating Career Transitions and Professional Evolution

Moving the needle for women in the CRE marketplace sometimes feels like an insurmountable task. Oftentimes, even the most successful among us, find themselves at a crossroads. These crossroads can feel uncertain, scary and overwhelming. However, with every challenging career pivot, comes an opportunity to effect change throughout the industry. In this session, you will hear intimate stories from women who have been in the same shoes as you. They faced terrifying career leaps, and they’re here to help you make yours. Gain insight into knowing when it's time to transition, how to choose your next path, and how to make the decision to break out on your own. 


Tonya Brandon, Senior Managing Director - CBRE

2:30 PM - | Program Closes