2nd Annual Women in Real Estate Summit: Houston


2nd Annual Women in Real Estate Summit: Houston
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
The Briar Club
2603 Timmons Ln, Houston, Texas 77027, USA

8:00 AM Celebrating Female Pioneers in the Commercial Real Estate Industry
Moderator: Susan Hill
, Sr. Managing Director, HFF
Lori Bryant, ARM/Managing Director, CBRE Property Management
Lispah Hogan, Executive Managing Director, NKF
Patti Knudson-Joiner, Managing Director, Knudson LP
Sue Rogers, Principal, CRESA 
• Early Pioneers: Making their way into a male dominated industry
• The challenges in overcoming the paradigms in a male dominated industry
• Looking Back: could the early pioneers have done anything different
• Initial industry reaction to women in the business
• The Vision for Women in Real Estate for the future

9:00 AM Current Workplace Issues Faced by Women
Moderator: Edna Meyer-Nelson,
Founder/President/CEO, The Richland Companies  
Cortney Cole, Managing Director,  HFF
Taucha Hogue, Director, Capital Markets, NKF
Leann Karim, Shareholder, Wilson Cribbs + Goren
Tina Phillips, Director, Human Capital Management, ADP
• Flexible Work Arrangements Can be Key to Success
• Sexual Harassment; Why this isn’t going away; How to Handle it
• Role Models and Mentorship; or lack-thereof
• The Double-Bind paradigm; are you a strong leader or well-liked, why not both?
• Current Bias in the Workplace: Race, Gender, and LGBT
• Overcoming Fear and Trusting Your Own Voice
• Equal Pay; What is it going to take to Even the Field

10:00 AM Break and Networking

10:10 AM State of the Market – Commercial Real Estate
Moderator: Ashley Grigsby,
Managing Director,  Transwestern
Laurie Baker, Executive Vice President, Camden Property Trust
Heather Nguyen, Development Partner, NewQuest Properties
Brenda Pennington, Principal, Pennington Commercial 
Susan Pohl, Director Acquisitions, The Barvin Company
• Where are current development opportunities?
• Is low unemployment hurting or helping real estate?
• Where is the growth in tenants; are companies expanding their footprint?
• What is the market for Female Entrepreneurs today?

11:05 AM Measuring Women’s Success in the Industry: What We Know Today
Moderator: Rhonda Sands,
Senior VP, Veritex Community Bank
Jeanne Jullian, Vice President, Gorrondona Engineering
Elke Laughlin, Director & CEO, Laughlin Consulting
Jennifer Raymond, Principal, JPR Commercial
Brandi McDonald Sikes, Principal, Limestone Commercial
• Embracing our differences: Should women try to differentiate (or “brand”) themselves in the commercial real estate
industry? Does this make a difference in general or only in highly specialized roles?
• How women can use their accomplishments in marketing internally or externally.
• Mentoring young women today that are interested in commercial real estate
• What additional skills do women bring to the table in working in the commercial real estate industry?
• Standing in Your Success; How to Properly take Credit for Your Accomplishments
• Are there any cracks in the glass ceiling?
• Being a Champion for Change: Continuing to Improve the Outlook for Women
• Building Alliances with Decision Makers

12:00 PM Adjourn and Networking

2nd Annual Women in Real Estate Summit: Houston


  • When

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • The Briar Club
    2603 Timmons Ln
    Houston, Texas 77027

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