2nd Annual Women in Real Estate Summit


2nd Annual Women in Real Estate Summit
Thursday, May 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427, USA

8:00 AM Celebrating Female Pioneers in the Commercial Real Estate Industry 
Moderator: Lisa Christianson,
Principal, Christianson & Company Commercial Real Estate
Jean Kane,
CEO Minneapolis/St. Paul, Colliers International
Colleen Carey, President, The Cornerstone Group
Kim Dennis, Managing Partner, bdh+young
• 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
Identifying and Addressing Issues in the Current Workplace Environment
Moderator: Nichol Beckstrand, President, Minnesota Multi Housing Association
Stephanie Lee, Vice President, Carlson Partners
Jaci Bell, Development Executive, Mortenson
Tina Phillips, Director Human Capital Management Business Consultants, ADP
Sharry Schmid, President, Edina Realty
Heather Weerheim, Senior Project Manager, Greiner Construction
• 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

10:10 AM State of the Market – Commercial Real Estate 
Women in Development, Finance, Leasing, and Entrepreneurship discuss real estate
Moderator: Ericka Miller, Vice President, KimbleCo & President MNCREW
Shannon Rusk, Senior Vice President, Oppidan
Erica Arne, Director of Development, Kraus Anderson
Terri-lynn Mitchell, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Deb Vannelli, Director of Net Lease Sales, Upland Real Estate Group
Jill Rasmussen, Principal, Davis
• Where are current development opportunities; is the multi-family run over?
• 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: Patricia Weller,
Shareholder, Monroe Moxness Berg
Carin Anderson, Senior Vice President, Minnesota Wild
Christy Lewis, VP, Business Development, Suntide Commercial Realty
JoAnna Hicks, Co-Founder & Principal, Element Commercial Real Estate
Trish Sieh, Engineer and Shareholder, Kimley-Horn
Amy DuMond Kottke, Shareholder, Monroe Moxness Berg
• 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


  • When

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley Rd
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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