July 25, 2022

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Women of Influence Welcome Reception

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July 26, 2022

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

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

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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Keynote Address: CRE Forecasting for 2022

A chief economist will examine the market shifts as well as macro & micro trends from 2021, and provide a forecast for 2022. 

Speaker: Dianne P. Crocker, Principal Analyst, LightBox

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Industry Deep Dive: Tackling the 5 Mega Trends Impacting CRE

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.

Trends include:

  1. Urban migration patterns
  2. Supply Chain Delays
  3. Redevelopment and Repurposing of Property
  4. Talent shortages
  5. The CRE Bubble - Is it Going to Burst?

Moderator: Jennifer Litwak, Executive Director, Housing on Merit


  • Julie Baird, President, First American Exchange Company
  • Siobhan Harold Fink, Vice President of Workspace Consulting, PPM
  • Meghan Czechowski, Managing Director, Apprise by Walker & Dunlop
  • Kristen Croxton, Senior Vice President, Originations - Capital One 

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

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | Mega Session I - The Expert Negotiator: Mastering The Art of Successful 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. During this informative hour, discover what it takes to be a master negotiator in a virtual world, boardroom, and beyond.

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.

  • Adversarial Negotiations
  • Professional Development Negotiations
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Digital Negotiations

Moderator: Deena Zimmerman, Vice President & SVN National Retail Council Co-Chair, SVN Chicago


  • Rochelle Thomas, Executive Vice President, General Counsel - Spirit Realty Capital
  • Danet Linares, Executive Vice Chairman -  Blanca Commercial
  • Eddy Nevarez, First Vice President Investments - Marcus Millichap

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Networking Lunch

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1:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Fireside Chat: Taking Charge of Your DE&I Initiatives

The issue of diversity, equity and inclusion sits squarely at the intersection of social and governance vectors. Following the national awakening to the racial inequities across society, hear from some of the individual and companies who are raising the bar and learn how to make those efforts multidimensional---from hiring to training to board composition, business partnerships and more.

Moderator: Stephanie Wiggins, Head of Production, Agency Lending, PGIM Real Estate
Lisa Hurd,
Chief Investment Officer, RADCO
Nashunda Williams, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, JLL

1:45 PM - 2:05 PM | 1:1 Unplugged: A View From The Top

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


Presented by: Stephanie Gilezan, Director of Growth, eXp Commercial

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2:05 PM - 2:35 PM | Afternoon Networking Break

2:35 PM - 3:50 PM | Mega Session II – Asset Class Update

This session will bring together industry experts, to discuss micro and macro trends specific to each CRE sector. They will examine the implications of the last year on specific markets, and discuss key challenges and successes for each sector. 

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.

  • Industrial
  • Office
  • Multifamily
  • Healthcare/Life Sciences
  • Retail 

Moderator: Carmen Decker, President, Western Region, Kimco Realty


  • Camille Renshaw, CEO & Co-Founder, B+E  (Retail)
  • Amanda Ortiz, National Director, Industrial Research, Colliers (Industrial)
  • Geri Borger Urgo, Head of Production - NewPoint Real Estate Capital
  • AnnaMaria Kowalik, Senior Vice President & Director of Business Development - Inland Green Capital LLC

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Leisure Activities: Sip & Paint | Mountain Meditation | The Manhattan Cocktail Class

Sip & Paint: 
An instructor will guide the class step by step while you create your 8x10 canvas masterpiece and sip on your favorite wine. 


Mountain Meditation:
A form of meditation or induced relaxation that focuses awareness on breathing and encourages positive attitudes to achieve healthy, balance, mental state. Mindful meditation is advocated for reducing reactions to stress by inducing the relaxation-response, lowering the heart rate, reducing anxiety, and encouraging positive thought patterns and attitudes.


The Manhattan Cocktail - A Taste of History:
Join us for this entertaining presentation on The Manhattan cocktail as we discuss and taste through the rich 150-year history of this storied drink! Starting from the mid-1800s on how the cocktail came to be, to the variation during prohibition to the return of this classic during the 1980s. In addition to the review of the rich history, you receive three variations of this cocktail and the techniques and recipes on how to mix this classic drink. You receive a printed custom tasting mat and you’ll be sure to know how to make your favorite type of Manhattan cocktail by the end of the presentation!

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

Separate Registration Required.

July 27, 2022

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

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

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9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Day Two Keynote - Voices of Influence: The Evolution of Women in CRE

In our first 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.

Speaker: Carly Tripp, Global Chief Investment Officer and Head of Nuveen Real Estate Investments, Nuveen Real Estate

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM | Acquiring, Retaining and Cultivating Female Talent

“The Great Resignation” continues to take a stronghold on corporate America, and the CRE market has felt the effects of the nationwide talent shortage. In this session, panelists will discuss strategies to course correct this concerning trend, talent acquisition initiatives that move beyond a box-checking exercise, and taking personal accountability to develop and retain female talent.

Moderator: Elizabeth Krol, National Client Director, EBI Consulting


  • Tonya Brandon Senior Managing Director, CBRE
  • Amber Anderson, President, Holland Residential
  • Deena Zimmerman, Vice President & SVN National Retail Council Co-Chair, SVN Chicago

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

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10:45 AM - 11:05 AM | 1:1 Unplugged: A View From The Top

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

Presented by: Margaret Caldwell, Managing Director & Partner, Stan Johnson Co.


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11:05 AM - 12:20 PM | Mega Session III - Leading Your Team Through a Digital Transformation

  • Proptech
  • AI & Data
  • Blockchain
  • Machine Learning

Moderator: Carmen Perkins, President - Civitas Commercial Real Estate Services


  • Courtney Ettus, Chief Marketing Officer, Crexi
  • Alissa Degreef, Product Marketing Manager - Dwelo

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

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM | 1:1 Unplugged: A View From The Top

Hear how a property management executive went from being fed up with her tech stack to building her own property management software company.

For those considering starting a company, Kerri will provide a high-level road map about how she went from an idea to taking a product to market. Kerri will also share her untraditional career journey and key learnings she’s had along the way.

Presented by: Kerri Davis Founder & CEO - Fortress

1:40 PM - 2:25 PM | Is it Time to Launch Your Own Firm?

The turmoil of the past two years has, unsurprisingly, left many female executives questioning their next move. Overwhelmingly, women have been struck with a desire to take control of their own professional path, and find a healthier balance between work and personal life. Perhaps you are this woman. You've successfully climbed the corporate ladder. Now what? Is it time to strike out on your own and launch your own firm? In the closing session of Women of Influence 2022, you will hear from the women who have done it. We will examine the burning questions, and tackle the unavoidable fear that comes with such a huge life decision. Leave feeling uplifted, inspired, and ready to be the CEO of your own destiny. 

Moderator: Heather Fernstrom Border, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Alliance Global Advisors


  • Melissa Alexander, Senior Vice President, Foundry Commercial
  • Marissa Limsiaco, Co-Founder and President, Otso
  • DeLea Becker, Owner, Founder & Broker, Beck-Reit Commercial Real Estate & Beck-Reit Asset Management

2:30 PM - | Close of Event