Woman of Influence Awards Gold Winner
– Renee Savage

CGP Properties/ August 2, 2019/ news/

Property/Facility Manager Gold Winner – Renee Savage, Capital Growth Properties Inc.

GlobeSt.com kicked off our inaugural Women of Influence special retreat last night and put together a spotlight on the achievements of women in commercial real estate. Before the event, we collected nominations across a number of fields.

As always, our seasoned editorial team was seeking the best of the best across the commercial real estate spectrum. In evaluating the entries, we took into account a number of factors, including: the nominee’s impact on, and reputation within, her firm and broader professional community; the nominee’s professional career highlights, from dealmaking savvy and innovation to client satisfaction and personal growth; a proven ability to achieve goals and display ingenuity in terms of creative thinking and problem solving; her dedication to furthering the development of her field and the role of women within it; accomplishments and involvement in her company, the CRE industry and broader social community;  a personal commitment to the highest ethical standards, service and excellence; and so much more.

Since 1983, Forum’s Women of Influence has recognized remarkable commercial real estate professionals who have significantly influenced the market or had outstanding successes.

Before we ran through each of our categories at the gala, we gave special mention to our Standout Women of Influence. These are women that have submitted for specific categories, but per the judge’s discretion, have been singled out as going above and beyond the category they were nominated for. It is from those standouts that we chose our Lifetime Achievement Award recipient as well as our Woman of the Year. Those women were as follows:

Jean Kane, Colliers International | MSP

Nancy Lundeen , Allen Matkins

Debra Stracke Anderson, Sloan Street Advisors Inc.

Jodi V. Meade, Avison Young

Billie J. Redmond, TradeMark Properties

Darcy Stacom, CBRE

Mary Ann Tighe, CBRE

Some of the categories received such a high caliber of entries that our editorial team chose to honor more than one Women of Influence at last night’s event. The winners of this year’s awards are as follows.

Architect/Design Professionals 

Gold Winner-Laura Crescimano, SITELAB urban studio

Broker – Investment Sales

Gold Winner-Barbara Perrier, CBRE

Silver Winner-Carmela Ma, CJM Associates Inc.

Broker– Landlord/Agency Representation

Gold Winner-Michelle DeBergalis, American Realty Group

Silver Winner-Vanessa A. Herzog, Lee & Associates

Broker– Tenant Representation

Gold Winner-Kay Davis, Newmark Knight Frank

Corporate Real Estate Executive

Gold Winner-Ella Neyland, Steadfast Apartment REIT III

CRE Consultant/Advisor

Gold Winner-Georgia Collins, CBRE’s Host Team

Silver Winner-Cate Agnew, Natixis

Bronze Winner-Jana Turner, RETS Associates

CRE Legal Counsel          

Gold Winner-Melanie Meyers, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Silver Winner-Rosemarie A. Thurston, Alston & Bird LLP

Bronze Winner-Jennifer Clark, The RMR Group

Development Professional

Gold Winner-Lissette Calderon, Neology Life Development Group

Silver Winner-Melissa Burch, Lendlease Americas

Finance Executive

Gold Winner-Angela Aman, BRIXMOR

Silver Winner-Kristen Croxton, Capital One Multifamily Finance

Independent/Non-Business Professional

Gold Winner-Karen Burges, NAIOP San Diego

Investment Professional

Gold Winner-Devin Barnwell, Morgan Stanley

Silver Winner-Amy Price, Bentall Kennedy US

Bronze Winner-Nika Dufour, Passco Cos.

Marketing/Communications Professional

Gold Winner-Kim Croley, Transwestern

Silver Winner-Adrienne Fasano, Cushman & Wakefield

Bronze Winner-Addenbrooke Burr, Walker & Dunlop

Mortgage Broker/Intermediary– Debt & Equity Finance

Gold Winner-Laura Cathlina, Berkadia

Silver Winner-Maggie Coleman, JLL

Property/Facility Manager

Gold Winner-Renee Savage, Capital Growth Properties Inc.

Silver Winner-Tessie Nolan, Granite Properties



Gold Winner-Bob Sulentic, CBRE


Gold Winner-Karen Whitt, Colliers


Gold Winner-Janine Yorio, Compound Asset Management

Silver Winner-Camille Renshaw, B+E


Gold Winner-Patricia Aluisi, MB Real Estate

Silver Winner-Char Fortune, Avison Young

Lifetime Achievement Award

Billie J. Redmond, TradeMark Properties

Woman of the Year

Nancy Lundeen, Allen Matkins

Woman to Watch

Dina Gunter, Walker & Dunlop