The CRE Finance Council (CREFC) announced the launch of the CREFC Women’s Network, aimed at enhancing the visibility, profile, and advancement of women in the commercial real estate finance industry and CREFC programming.
The organization said the initiative will provide a structured platform within CREFC dedicated to women’s initiatives while providing opportunities for networking, mentoring, event programming and the development of professional women in the industry.
CREFC’s Women’s Network is co-chaired by Annelise Osborne, senior vice president, Moody’s Investor Service, and Christine Patterson, principal with Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS).
“With the creation of the CREFC’s Women’s Network, we have provided a platform for the continued professional and personal development of women within the industry,” Osbourne said in a statement. “Using the strength of CREFC’s membership, we have leveraged some of the strongest women in the market to provide resources and guidance for the advancement of women in commercial real estate.”
Stephen Renna, CREFC President & CEO, added: “By establishing the CREFC Women’s Network, we hope to facilitate even greater and broader participation by women in all aspects of the industry and its trade association. We’re excited to launch this network and look forward to the quality programming and events it will produce.”
The CREFC Women’s Network Advisory Committee includes:
Margie Custis, Principal Global Investors
Kim Diamond, Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Annemarie DiCola, Trepp
Anna Glick, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Greta Guggenheim, (In transition to TPG Real Estate)
Tricia Hall, AIG Investments
Lainie Kaye, Deutsche Bank Securities
Zanda Lynn, Fitch Ratings
Kara McShane, Wells Fargo Securities
Debra Morgan, C-III Asset Management
Annelise Osborne, Moody’s Investors Service
Christine Patterson, Blackstone
Lisa Pendergast, Jefferies
Stephanie Petosa, Fitch Ratings
Joan Sapinsley, Resource Real Estate
Jan Sternin, Berkadia
Kenda Tomes, Stinson Leonard Street
Teresa Zien, Colony Mortgage Capital