Connect Media is pleased to announce the winners of our first annual Women in Real Estate Awards.


We chose 40 inspirational women who have played important roles in our industry — because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas. We picked these winners from more than 450 nominations sent in by our readers from all parts of the country and from all sectors of the commercial real estate industry — from architecture to development to finance and property sales.

After careful consideration, we recognized 10 leaders from each of the three areas covered by our regional newsletters: California, Texas and New York. We chose another 10 National winners covering the rest of the country.

Award Winners / National

Alice Carr

JPMorgan Chase

Head of the Community Development Banking

Amy Price

Bentall Kennedy

President and Chief Investment Officer

Amy Price is the President

Ann Sperling

Trammell Crow Company

Senior Director

Courtney Hanfland

Catholic Health Initiatives

System Director, Real Estate Transactions

Global President of Asset Services and Valuation & Advisory Services (VAS)

Debra Moritz

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Managing Director, Strategic Consulting

Lili Dunn

Bell Partners Inc.


Lisa Picard

Equity Office

President & CEO

Lisa Picard is President and Chief Executive Officer

Randy Fifield

Fifield Realty Corp and Century West Partners

Chairwoman and Principal

Soozi Jones Walker, CCIM

Commercial Executives

President / Broker

Award Winners / California

Anita Paryani-Rice

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.

Senior Vice President Capital Markets

Vice Chairman, Managing Director

Darla Longo, a top producing and

Jodi V. Meade

Avison Young

Principal and National Director

Lori Pawley

Irvine Company

Vice President, Leasing

Sandra Yavitz

Yavitz Companies


Anjee Solanki

Colliers International

National Director Retail Services, US

Alexa Arena


Head of West Coast Development

Alexa Arena, as Executive General Manager

Jaime Lee

Jamison Properties

Commercial Real Estate Executive and CEO

Kazuko Morgan

Cushman & Wakefield

Vice Chairman, Retail Services

Lynn Owen

TruAmerica Multifamily

Chief Operations Officer

Award Winners / Texas

Barbara Crane, CCIM

Barbara M. Crane, CCIM


Beth Lambert

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Managing Director

Joni Brown-Haas

PGIM Real Estate Finance

President - Prudential Asset Resources

Laurie Baker

Camden Property Trust

Senior Vice President of Fund and Asset Management

Senior Architectural Project Manager

Lucy Burns

Billingsley Company


Maranda Auzenne

Trademark Property Company

General Manager

Senior Vice President

Sandy Benak, CCIM

Granite Properties

Director of Corporate Marketing

Senior Managing Director

Award Winners / New York

Helen Hwang

Meridian Investment Sales

Senior Executive Managing Director

Jan Sternin


Senior Vice President - Managing Director

Jennifer Carey

JLC Environmental Consultants, Inc.


Kimberly Brennan

Colliers International

Chief Operating Officer, New York/Tri-State Region

Lindsay Ornstein



Lisa H. Silverstein

Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Executive Vice President

Founder & CEO

Tracy Dennis

Hunt Mortgage Group

Managing Director Head of Transaction Management & Counsel

Wendy Rowden

42nd Street Corporation