AREW honors 12 women as part of anniversary.
Deborah G. Adelman
Citibanking Commercial Real Estate
Deborah Adelman's responsibilities as president of Citibanking Commercial Real Estate include Citibanking North America Commercial Real Estate Finance and the Center for Community Development Enterprise. She was previously chief credit and risk officer of Citibanking North America where her responsibilities included Consumer Credit; Commercial and Real Estate Credit and Freud and Risk Management.
Adelman also served as a senior vice president with Salomon Smith Barney where she held positions in a variety of areas; as a senior vice president of Travelers Realty Investment Company in New York; and director of finance at Rockrose Development Corporation. She also spent 12 years with Chemical Bank in the real estate division and holds a B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University.
Senior Vice President
First American Title
Insurance Company of New York
Category: Real Estate Services
When Stephanie Butler began her career over 25 years ago, she was the only female title executive in New York City. Hired four years ago by First American, Butler manages a staff of 140 and is currently responsible for business development efforts and marketing of new products and services.
Among Butler's many accomplishments are the title work for Macy's leveraged buyout in 1986, the largest ($2.6 billion) title transaction at the time; running the most profitable division for Lawyers Title Insurance for a period of six years; and providing title insurance for key hotel casino transactions including the Taj Mahal, Trump Castle, Tropicana, Claridge House and Bally's in Atlantic City and the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. A graduate of the University of Chicago, she is a member of AREW's board of directors.
Faith Hope Consolo
Garrick-Aug Store Leasing, Inc./Garrick-Aug Worldwide, Ltd.
Category: Retail Brokerage
Faith Hope Consolo is the nation's most recognized retail broker and consultant; respected within the industry for her authoritative knowledge of the global market.
As vice chairman of Garrick-Aug Store Leasing, Inc. and Paris-based Garrick-Aug Worldwide, Ltd, Consolo has been credited with changing the retail landscape of Manhattan by generating an influx of major European retailers to the city. She is known not only for the volume, size and significance of transactions, but also for her extensive knowledge of storefronts from Madison Avenue to West Broadway.
Consolo expands her broker role to that of strategist by her ability to envision retail space as part of the larger neighborhood. She was sole retail consultant for the 42nd Street Redevelopment Corporation and served as the retail expert for the Penn Station Redevelopment for Amtrak. Consolo has been twice named one of New York's Most Influential Women in Business by Crain's New York Business and is a former AREW president.
The Corcoran Group
Category: Residential Brokerage
CNN called Barbara Corcoran "the most sought after broker" in New York City. Her rise to the top has become the stuff of legend and inspiration. (Her book "Use What You've Got" was recently published.) Growing up in Edgewater, N.J., in a family of 10 kids, her credentials included straight D's in high school and college as well as an honorary doctorate from Marymount College.
After trying over 20 jobs, at age 23, she borrowed $1,000 to start a realty firm and built the Corcoran Group into a premier company with 11 offices, 700 salespeople and more than $3 billion in sales volume. The Concoran Report has become famous for educating consumers on the market and the company's website is the most visited real estate website in America. In 2001, The Corcoran Group was sold to NRT, a division of Cendant Corcoran remains the chairman and image of the company.
Category: Property Management
In addition to serving as president of Caran Properties Inc., Sherry Frankel also serves as vice president of AFA Asset Services, Inc., a real estate investment and asset management firm, where she focuses on the analysis, acquisitions and management of real estate investments and has been involved with financings in excess of $200 million.
Currently she is asset manager of a real estate portfolio or both residential and commercial properties in Manhattan, Miami and Maryland.
Frankel has spent her entire real estate career with AFA, beginning in 1979. In 1988, she found the need to improve the management and financial controls of AFA's client buildings and founded Caran Properties. This relationship between the asset management and property management interests resulted in Caran's trademark intelligent and aggressive style of management. An active member of AREW, Frankel has twice been the recipient of the Emma Lazarus Award presented by ABO for her contributions to the real estate industry and New York business environment.
Veronica W. Hackett
The Clarett Group
Category: Development & Construction
The Clarett Group buys, develops and redevelops properties in urban areas for its own account and through joint ventures and also provides development advisory services. The firm has completed a 22-story luxury residential building called the Montrose in Manhattan and is involved in a joint venture with Post Properties on two Manhattan properties. Clarett is a development advisor to The New York Times Company on its new headquarters building and advisor to the city and state for the development of the New York Stock Exchange building on Wall Street.
Veronica Hackett co-founded The Clarett Group with Neil Klarfeld after both were key players in the acquisition, planning, development, financing, leasing and management of projects exceeding 12 million SF and $2 billion value at Park Tower Realty Corp. Hackett also spent two years as president of the real estate development arm of Venator Group, Inc. (formerly Woolworth Corporation.)
Patricia J. Lancaster, AIA
Commissioner of Buildings
New York City Department of Buildings
Category: Public Sector
Patricia J. Lancaster returned to municipal service in April 2002 as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings, where she has taken on the twin challenges of creating a work structure that deters corruption and improving services to property owners and the building community.
Previously, Lancaster headed the Lancaster Group, which offered owners' representation, program and project management for capital design and construction portfolios and projects. As a member of LCOR, Inc., she was vice president in charge of public/private development for the northeast region. She was also assistant vice president for the Department of Planning, Design and Construction at Columbia University and Deputy Commissioner for Design and Construction under Mayor Giuliani. A New York State Registered Architect, she holds a Masters in Architecture from the University of Washington.
Director of Corporate Real Estate
Colgate Palmolive Corporation
Category: Corporate Real Estate
Louise Matthews is responsible for developing and implementing plans for purchase and lease of real estate assets to support Colgate's business needs around the world and directs efforts to sell surplus properties no longer needed for business operations. Her accomplishments include the sale of 13 sites at Colgate Center in Jersey City, which will be developed into a total of 7 million SF of office, residential, and retail buildings.
She was also responsible for managing a multi-disciplinary team which constructed infrastructure, including a new waterfront walkway, roads and major utilities at the site.
Globally, she has been involved in the disposition of former manufacturing and warehouse locations in Hamburg, Germany and Athens, Greece, as well, as new office leases and construction in Paris, France, Dublin, Ireland and Bombay, India. She is a former president of AREW and serves on CoreNet Global's board.
Susan B. Rabin
Partner, Real Estate Department
During her years of legal practice, Rahm has handled almost all aspects of real estate development, ownership and investment for U.S. and foreign clients, including acquisitions and dispositions, partnerships and corporate ownership, new construction and renovations, leasing for landlords and tenants, financings for lenders and borrowers, and ongoing management issues.
Rahm joined Kaye Scholeras a partner in 1982. Previously, she worked for the D.C. Redevelopment Land Agency and the New York State Urban Development Corporation. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law; a Master of City Planning Program from Harvard University; and a B.A. from Wellesley College. Rahm was featured in New York magazine as "One of the Best Lawyers in New York" and was named "Woman of the Year" by CREW in 1999.
Marilyn Jordan Taylor
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
Category: Architecture, Design and Engineering
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, is the first woman to head Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Known for her passionate involvement in the design of urban projects and civic initiatives, her master planning projects include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Riverside South in Manhattan, open space resources at Governors Island, and urban campuses such as Columbia University. She led the planning and community input process for the Tribeca Bridge, Columbus Centre, and NYMEX headquarters in Battery Park City.
She served as SOM's director of design for a $1.9 billion federal investment, which revitalized Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, Providence's station and tracks and Boston's South Street Station, among others. She currently leads SOM's design team for the new Pennsylvania Station in New York City.
Mary Ann Tighe
President and CEO
New York Tri-State Region
CB Richard Ellis
Category: Office Brokerage
During her 18 years in the real estate industry, Mary Ann Tighe has been responsible for over42 million SF of commercial transactions. She has conceived, structured and negotiated virtually every form of deal, including ground leases, air rights acquisition and disposition, net and gross leases, government incentive packages, and a range of equity transfers from partnership and condominium interests through fee simple sales.
Tighe began her real estate career as a broker at the Edward S. Gordon
Company, rising to the position of vice chairman of Insignia! ESG. Her deals have anchored more than 5.5 million SF of new construction in the New York region-believed to be a record in commercial brokerage. Prior to her real estate career, she was a vice president of the American Broadcasting Companies, where she launched the A&E cable channel.
The Weitzman Group, Inc.
Category: Appraisal and Valuation
Since 1991, Marilyn Weitzman has been a principal of the Weitzman Group, Inc., a nationwide real estate consulting firm providing advice and counsel to those engaged in evaluating, buying, selling, leasing, financing or developing real estate. Among the firm's clientele are major pension funds, money center banks, insurance companies, investment banking firms and developers. Her firm has evaluated major trophy properties such as Rockefeller Center, One World Financial Center, One Liberty Plaza, Mall of America and the New York Hilton Hotel.
Prior to founding her firm Weitzman was an assistant vice president of the investment services division at Landauer Associates, Inc. She holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and MBA in finance from the NYU School of Business Administration, and MAI and CRE professional designations. Weitzman was a founding member and past president of AREW.