For Women Leading Real Estate In Philadelphia, No Apologies But Lots Of Gratitude

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By: Matthew Rothstein

The pandemic challenged many parts of commercial real estate like never before, and women in the industry were challenged even more deeply. But in the years since the crisis began, Philly women in CRE have thrived, reaching unprecedented levels of success and influence.

The women featured at Bisnow’s Philadelphia Women Leading Real Estate event at the Notary Hotel on Aug. 18 embodied the dueling impulses of celebrating triumphs and refusing to accept the status quo as good enough. The spirit of the evening could have been boiled down to one of the guiding principles Thomas Jefferson University Vice President of Real Estate Dominique Casimir listed in her keynote address.

In keeping with the event’s spirit of gratitude, the selection committee for the awards also created its own category: Unsung Heroes. The following were recognized for doing the work and providing the support that can go ignored in most award ceremonies.

Those honorees were:

  • Allied Universal security officer and supervisor at 2Liberty Anastasia Rodriguez.
  • CBRE Managing Director Diane Weinberg.
  • JLL Senior Manager of Sales Enablement Jennifer Blatstein.
  • Building Industry Association of Philadelphia Executive Director Marianne Scott.
  • NAIOP Philadelphia Executive Director Sarah Maginnis.
  • Philadelphia City Planning Commission Executive Director Eleanor Sharpe.
  • Stockton Real Estate Advisors Leasing Advisor and Marketing Manager Jacklyn Hadzor.
  • Brandywine Realty Trust Life Sciences and University Partnerships Director Sara Merriman.