April 14, 2024
Excellent Ladies of Industrial Actual Property 2023 Introduced, Will likely be Honored on March 10

WALTHAM, MA—Boston Actual Property Instances, the area’s largest print, on-line and video actual property journal, immediately introduced its record of Excellent Ladies of Industrial Actual Property 2023. All of the winners might be honored on March 10, 2023 throughout a breakfast award ceremony on the Westin Resort in Waltham, MA.

“They’re being acknowledged for his or her excellent contribution to the industrial actual property {industry} in New England,” stated Upendra Mishra, writer of the Boston Actual Property Instances and its sister publication Life Sciences Instances. “We’re additionally very grateful to our readers who took their time and nominated these pioneering girls. We’re wanting ahead to honoring them on behalf of our readers and the industrial actual property group on March 10, 2023.)

Boston Actual Property Instances may also publish a particular shiny print version that can spotlight the contribution and achievements of this group.

The breakfast award ceremony might be held on March 10, 2023 from 7:00 am to 10:30 am at Westin Resort in Waltham, MA.

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Listed below are the Boston Actual Property Instances’ Excellent Ladies of 2022 in alphabetical order:

Amy Apfelbaum

Amy Apfelbaum
McPhail Associates, LLC

Within the primarily male-dominated {industry} of geotechnical engineering, Amy is a literal quasar.  For over 20 years, workers of McPhail Associates have had the distinct pleasure of working with Amy and watching her fast profession trajectory.  Initially, Amy obtained a Grasp of Science diploma in Geotechnical Engineering from UMASS Amherst.  She is the whole bundle:  a pure chief, technically sturdy, a consensus builder, a decided problem-solver, a advertising opportunist, and an astute businesswoman.  Her power and good-natured humorousness are contagious.

Through the latest possession switch of McPhail Associates, it was an apparent selection to incorporate Amy as one of many 4 Managing Principals to guide the corporate into the long run. As a part of her day-to-day work efforts, Amy works extensively with lots of the Boston space’s actual property giants.  She works tirelessly to supply these Shoppers with economical and sensible basis engineering options for help of advanced multi-story buildings and deep under grade garages by contaminated soil and groundwater.  Amy has spearheaded groups of workers from McPhail on quite a few initiatives together with the latest Kendall Sq. Initiative Undertaking, the Landmark Heart Undertaking and different Fenway space developments.

Amy is all the time on the forefront of lots of the newest {industry} vast points and issues.  Amy is main efforts to replace McPhail’s accounting system to higher serve its workers and purchasers sooner or later. She additionally lately shepherded the Firm’s range, fairness, and inclusion coaching program.

Natalie Breen

Natalie Breen
Director of Enterprise Growth
Cummings Properties

Natalie oversees your complete staff on the Cummings Govt Suites, with each facilities hitting 100% occupancy for the primary time since opening in 2009 underneath her administration.

As the purpose particular person for practically 300 industrial purchasers, Natalie is instrumental in constructing shopper relationships and fixing for her purchasers’ industrial actual property wants overseeing extension, expansions and new enterprise. Producing over $22 million of recent income, Natalie’s purchasers comment on her capability to hear and put collectively motion plans to help purchasers’ development.

Exterior of labor, she sits on the Board of the Associates of Chevalier Theatre and Gene Mack Gymansium which works carefully with Invoice Blumenreich Presents and the Metropolis of Medford to convey arts and tradition to a historic downtown theatre. She sits on the Board of the Medford Public Library Basis which was instrumental in funding the Metropolis’s first totally accessible library in 60 years. Natalie additionally sits on the Committee for Membership for the Medford Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Grant Evaluation Committee for the Cummings Basis, which has awarded over $450 million to native nonprofits.

Kristin Brown

Kristin Brown
Northstar Undertaking & Actual Property Providers

Kirstin is a seasoned skilled with over 30 years of expertise in the actual property {industry}. As a improvement mission supervisor her particular experience spans all phases of the event course of.

Engaged on advanced actual property initiatives and advisory assignments with a mixed worth of over $2 billion, Kirstin is answerable for two of Northstar’s most seen initiatives: MIT’s 10-story, 675 mattress, graduate scholar housing and BioMed Realty’s Meeting Innovation Park in Somerville, a multi-phase improvement together with three 500,000 RSF ground-up core shell workplace/lab buildings, above and below-grade parking, adjoining infrastructure enhancements, and a one-acre public park.

If managing a number of multi-million-dollar initiatives wasn’t sufficient, Kirstin is the one lady within the partnership of seven that owns and manages Northstar. Everyone seems to be an equal contributor, and all choices are made by consensus. Northstar has grown yearly since its inception in 2010. She has spent the final 12 years driving and managing the agency’s advertising. As a service supplier, Northstar’s model is just pretty much as good as its workers. Kirstin performs a crucial position in mentoring workers to develop their manufacturers within the {industry} with a give attention to authenticity, moral habits, sturdy communication expertise, and continuously offering distinctive service. She leads Northstar’s charitable committee which helps Boston Kids’s Hospital, Dwelling for Little Wanderers and Heading Dwelling. Previous to Northstar Kirstin labored at Spaulding & Slye, Colliers and JLL. Kirstin has a BS in Enterprise Administration from Boston College and an MS in Actual Property Growth from the MIT Heart for Actual Property. Kirstin is a member of CoreNet World New England, the place she is on the Board of Administrators and beforehand served because the Vice Chair of the Govt Committee of the Actual Property & Constructing Business Breakfast for the United Method. In 2015, CREW Boston named Kirstin Entrepreneur of the Yr.

Carolyn Desmond

Carolyn Desmond
Vice President of Growth
Skanska USA Industrial Growth

Carolyn is a dynamic and inventive chief who’s made her mark in her group and in Boston’s actual property {industry}. All through her profession, Carolyn has delivered over two million sq. toes of improvement in Boston, D.C., and Poland, most lately with Skanska.

She takes a holistic method to improvement by artfully contemplating the best way artistic deal buildings, design, sustainability, and engagement form communities. At present, she is main the planning, design and PDA approval of Longwood Place, a transformational improvement within the LMA together with 1.7M sq. toes of workplace, lab, and residential house, and is a crucial part of Simmons College’s ‘One Simmons’ initiative to consolidate and make sure the long-term viability of the establishment. Carolyn led her staff to be conscious of group wants, a real accomplice to Simmons, and ship on housing, transportation, and sustainability targets set by the Metropolis and BPDA. Simply earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, she spearheaded the event, lease-up, and sale of Two Drydock, a 13-story, 235,000 SF, Class A workplace constructing within the Seaport, and efficiently attracted an investor to buy the property for $234.5M, regardless of an unsure economic system. She was additionally the driving force of 121 Seaport, Skanska’s second workplace constructing delivered within the Seaport.

Carolyn can be main a lot of the design evolution on 380 Stuart Road, a 625,000 SF Class A workplace improvement within the Again Bay, to implement cutting-edge sustainability targets and un-matched tenant facilities to adapt to a altering workforce. She additionally represents Skanska and actual property {industry} on the NAIOP authorities affairs committee.

Whitney Gallivan

Whitney Gallivan
Managing Director & Companion
Boston Realty Advisor

As Head of Retail Leasing and Capital Markets, Whitney brings huge expertise and in-depth information of worldwide, nationwide and native retailers — and Boston’s best properties. After spending ten years with WS Growth, she has been a number one marketing consultant within the metropolis engaged on A-list initiatives, together with Retailers at Prudential Heart, Newbury Assortment, Mandarin Oriental Boston, Faneuil Corridor Market, Boston South Station, The Fort at Park Plaza, Excessive Road Place Meals Corridor and Boynton Yards. Her company purchasers have included Rockpoint Group, Boston Properties and Regency Facilities.

Previous to becoming a member of Boston Realty Advisors, Whitney labored within the Capital Markets group at HFF and spent the majority of her profession as one of many prime producers for WS Growth. Gallivan’s expertise leasing the nation’s premier open-air procuring facilities at WS Growth led to expansive relationships with native, regional and nationwide retail tenants. Her sturdy tenant relationships have been developed over the course of 20 years.

Gallivan is an energetic member of the Worldwide Council of Procuring Facilities (ICSC), NEWIRE/CREW, NAIOP, REFA and ULI. She graduated with honors from Wellesley Faculty, receiving a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Worldwide Relations. She presently resides in Harmony, MA together with her spouse and a couple of daughters. Pursuits embrace touring, {golfing}, fly fishing, and snowboarding. Gallivan focuses her charitable efforts on land preservation and human rights. She can be concerned within the Huge Brothers/Huge Sisters of America.

Jessica Haley

Jessica Haley
Principal & Director of Inside Design
RODE Architects

Jessica is RODE Architects Principal and Director of Inside Design. Jessica heads the agency’s interiors staff, which is answerable for lots of Better Boston’s most cherished areas, together with Bar Volpe, Cambria Resort South Boston, The Lexington and James Beard nominated SRV. Along with hospitality, Jessica has labored inside a wide range of different sectors together with multi-family, company and institutional, together with her work featured in NBC’s Eating places Reinvented, Restaurant Growth + Design Journal and different nationwide publications.

Jessica has cultivated a rigorous design method throughout the agency that defines a foundational idea for each mission, then crafts a cohesive and impressed house round it. This has led to the creation of memorable, distinctive designs that mix tried and true design with an progressive method. Since becoming a member of RODE, which is proud to be 53% feminine in an usually male-dominated {industry}, Jessica has labored on greater than three dozen initiatives within the area – which showcases her affect on design within the metropolis. Boston gives a richly layered historic context for designers, and Jessica has exhibited an adept ability and deep expertise in making up to date areas that complement that present material, whereas imbuing initiatives with humanistic vitality.

Jessica has been pivotal in rising the interiors staff at RODE, which now accounts for 15% of the overall workers. Jessica has been instrumental as a mentor to many on the agency as they progress their careers within the {industry}. Jessica additionally serves as an adjunct college member on the Boston Architectural Faculty (BAC), the place she was lately awarded the 2022 Distinguished Alumni in Inside Structure Award for her exemplary accomplishments, service and dedication to the sphere of inside design.

Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes
Director of Company Providers
R. W. Holmes

Elizabeth is the third technology of the Holmes household to work at R.W. Holmes Realty.  As Director of Company Providers, she is a trusted advisor for key accounts to determine artistic and strategic/analytic options. Her work focuses on aligning purchasers’ actual property with their enterprise technique by offering complete advisory companies, together with transaction administration, demographic and placement evaluation, office technique, and extra. As a licensed dealer, Elizabeth’s ability set gives important worth to tenants and landlords. She has assisted Better Boston firms, from startups to established Fortune 500 firms, in skilled companies, know-how, life science, and different industries. Her landlord work focuses on value-add constructing repositioning to convey underperforming properties to stabilization.

Beforehand, Elizabeth labored as a marketing consultant at Ernst & Younger of their advisory apply.  Her work surrounded course of enchancment and finance implementations for world leaders in prescription drugs, shopper retail, and know-how.  She additionally labored internally on a white paper in regards to the Web of Issues and its affect on industrial actual property/services administration. Elizabeth is a Corporator for Middlesex Financial savings Financial institution, a member of the Younger Professionals Board on the Basis for MetroWest, a member of the Actual Property Committee for the Charles River Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Babson Alumni Board, and a member of CREW Boston.  She is an SIOR member affiliate and recipient of the New England Chapter SIOR scholarship, an award given to rising leaders in the actual property {industry}.

Elizabeth graduated Summa Cum Laude from Babson Faculty with a BS in Enterprise Administration and a focus in Finance.  She was an All-American discipline hockey participant and the recipient of the Feminine Scholar-Athlete award for her class.  She lives in Natick.

Dara Kovel

Dara Kovel
Beacon Communities

Dara was named CEO of Beacon Communities in 2019. On the time, the corporate was already an {industry} chief in reasonably priced, market, and mixed-income property improvement. Over the past 4 years, she led the corporate to exponential pipeline development pushed by progressive strategies of leveraging non-public financing in advanced offers. Beacon’s improvement pipeline shot up 280 % underneath her management; in 2022, the corporate had $1.6B price of labor underneath improvement. Beacon has grow to be identified for leveraging non-public capital decisively in advanced, mission-driven, public-private partnership throughout a footprint that Dara has expanded, starting from the Northeast to the Midwest. She has additionally grow to be a go-to supply for elected officers and was instrumental in advocating for increasing reasonably priced housing in Massachusetts within the 2021 financial improvement invoice.

Beacon’s dramatic portfolio development comes with a sustained dedication to residents’ wellness and high quality of life. This artistic and holistic method attracts on Dara’s longtime ardour and expertise linking progressive housing to social justice. A exceptional instance is underneath development in Boston’s Again Bay at 140 Clarendon, the historic residence of the nation’s oldest YWCA constructing. When full, this group will home 210 residences, half of them occupied by folks shifting immediately from homelessness, with Pine Road Inn offering in-house counseling, case administration and different companies. An energetic theater and a public college will stay on the property, flanked by high-end condos. This services-driven method echoes the framework Beacon has lengthy offered at its reasonably priced senior properties, supplying wellness facilities, programming, and companies. Housing affordability and high quality is a urgent concern in Massachusetts, New England, and past. Below her steerage, Beacon has quickly expanded its reasonably priced housing pipeline in response whereas strengthening Beacon’s management in well being and housing fashions, guaranteeing that residents can thrive.

Carlye Murphy

Carlye Murphy
Senior Vice President, Authorized
BioMed Realty

Carlye has labored for BioMed Realty since 2014 and now serves as Senior Vice President of Authorized, main BioMed Realty’s authorized efforts of its practically 16 million-square-foot portfolio of high-quality actual property for the life sciences and know-how industries. Knowledgeable by her 17 years of expertise as outdoors and in-house counsel engaged on advanced actual property transactions, Carlye’s efforts information the acquisition, leasing, and improvement transactions for BioMed Realty, supporting the Firm’s dedication to offering the world’s most progressive thinkers with areas that serve them immediately and nicely into the long run.

Carlye was an integral a part of BioMed Realty’s landmark settlement with Takeda when the corporate leased everything of the Firm’s modern analysis and improvement mission, 585 Kendall, in Kendall Sq.. This constructing will whole roughly 600,000 sq. toes of superior, environment friendly lab and workplace house incorporating industry-leading sustainability options. Carlye spearheaded the authorized negotiations for the Takeda lease, overseeing and advising the drafting course of for the lease and all ancillary paperwork.

Along with the leasing element, Carlye has been instrumental within the improvement plans for this mission for the reason that web site was acquired in 2018. Not solely was this a historic lease signing for each BioMed Realty and Takeda, however it’s also a pivotal mission for the larger Cambridge group. Carlye’s authorized experience and management made this landmark deal and web site plan potential and seamless.

Jeanne Nutt

Jeanne Nutt
Principal, Co-Managing Director

Jeanne has served as Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s Boston workplace for greater than 20 years. By her accomplishments and thought management within the company actual property {industry} and civic realms, she  has helped Gensler and quite a few enterprise purchasers, charitable organizations, and {industry} associations transfer ahead in profound methods.

Below Jeanne’s management, the Boston workplace expanded from thirty-five to over 200 professionals, immediately offering architectural and inside design companies within the finance, legislation, skilled companies, actual property, know-how, sciences, educational, healthcare and retail sectors. Notable initiatives embrace company headquarters for Verizon at The Hub on Causeway, The Boston Globe, Putnam Investments, and PUMA North America, in addition to the celebrated downtown meals corridor, Excessive Road Place.

Jeanne is actively concerned with CoreNet World New England as Co-Chair of the Actual Benefit Program and beforehand as a member of the Board and Co-Chair of the Packages Committee. She has spoken at a spread of {industry} occasions for Colliers, CoreNet, Boston Society of Architects, Society for Advertising and marketing Professionals Providers and extra.

As a long-time member of the Worldwide Inside Design Affiliation (IIDA), Jeanne has mentored the following technology of designers throughout the workplace and the {industry} in Boston and past. Her dedication to offering alternatives for others extends nicely outdoors her skilled position. At her initiative, Gensler Boston has engaged in notable philanthropic actions with organizations together with Metropolis Yr, Boston Inexperienced Academy, Boston Chapter of the Nationwide Group of Minority Architects, Boys & Ladies Golf equipment of Boston, The BASE, Design Museum Boston, Canstruction and We Care Boston. As well as, Jeanne is a member of the Boston Ballet’s Board of Advisors and served as design principal for the Ballet’s Newton Faculty, an award-winning, universally inclusive dance studio.

Lauren O’Neil (Picture: Linkedin)

Lauren O’Neil
Chief Working Officer
AEW Capital Administration

Lauren is a powerhouse in Boston’s actual property group, a key participant in among the area’s most essential transactions and influential skilled organizations. Presently Chief Working Officer of the non-public fairness group of AEW Capital Administration specializing in strategic operations and deal origination, she beforehand was Senior Managing Director at JLL, overseeing operations of the capital markets enterprise and originating offers resulting in over $10 billion in transactions.  For the Actual Property Finance Affiliation (REFA), Lauren is a 10-year Board member and served as President in 2022 together with her management contributing to a report 12 months for programming and membership. Her volunteer work extends to the larger group together with her energetic membership on the Board of Trustees and the event committee of Heading Dwelling, a company that helps homeless households grow to be self-sufficient.

Previous to becoming a member of AEW, Lauren was a Senior Managing Director and Boston workplace Co-Head at JLL (and previously HFF) since 2018, the place her main duties included managing the day-to-day operations of the capital markets enterprise, along with deal origination, which led to the completion of over $10 billion in gross sales, debt and fairness transactions throughout all product varieties, geographies and shopper profiles. She was a member of the Capital Markets Management Group, concerned in strategic initiatives of the group, and served on the Capital Markets DEI Committee targeted on growing range and feminine expertise throughout the agency. Beforehand, she spent seven years as a Senior Director and Director on the agency, with duties that included deal origination and execution. She started her actual property profession at HFF as an analyst.

Lauren is a Board Member of the Actual Property Finance Affiliation (REFA); Nationwide Board Member, Nationwide Discussion board Member, MA Chapter Board and Gavel Member of the Nationwide Affiliation of Workplace and Industrial Properties (NAIOP); and a Member of IOPC Inexperienced Product Council for the City Land Institute (ULI). She is actively concerned in group initiatives, together with presently serving on the Board of Trustees for Heading Dwelling, Hill Home and The Creation Faculty. Lauren earned a BA from Boston Faculty.

Liane Phillips

Liane Phillips
Smart Development Corp.

For over 27 years, Liane Phillips has helped construct and diversify Smart Development as Director of Enterprise Growth. Liane has been on the helm to assist develop the corporate from a small common contractor within the Nineteen Nineties into the mid-size market chief it’s immediately. With 180 workers and over $300 MM in income yearly, Smart has a powerful foothold in every of its three primary sectors: science & know-how, healthcare, and institutional constructing. Liane’s tireless dedication has led the corporate to having a powerful and dependable shopper base, with over 90% of their work dedicated by repeat purchasers.

Leaving no rock unturned, Liane’s tenacity and power has made sturdy and significant relationships with key clientele within the {industry} for practically three many years. In an usually male-dominated {industry}, particularly within the earlier a part of her profession, Liane persevered and has earned the respect and admiration of her friends for her wit, sturdy community, and keenness. Liane has additionally performed a pivotal position within the recruitment of Smart workers and constructing a powerful organizational tradition on the agency which continues to draw prime expertise throughout the {industry} immediately.

Along with her excellent dedication to Smart Development, Liane can be an energetic member of a variety of notable {industry} organizations together with CoreNet, CREW, Ladies in Bio, Skilled Ladies in Development Boston, ISPE, IFMA, NAIOP, NEHES, and SCUP.

Erin Popa

Erin Popa
Affiliate Principal, HVAC Engineer
BR+A Consulting Engineers

Erin is a rising star if not already an exemplary chief within the AEC {industry}. Erin graduated from Penn State College in 2013 together with her built-in Masters and Bachelors in Architectural Engineering, Mechanical focus, and an Architectural Research Minor.

She started as an intern with BR+A and has labored her means as much as Affiliate Principal. As a Undertaking Supervisor, it’s Erin’s position to guide exterior and inner MEP communication and coordination amongst trades. She works carefully with the architect, proprietor, contractors and different mission consultants to ship excessive performing MEP designs that align with schedule, funds, and constructing efficiency targets.  Along with Undertaking Supervisor, Erin is the main HVAC engineer for the initiatives and works with different employees members to develop HVAC system designs which can be each environmentally accountable and resilient for the crucial operation and performance of the buildings.

Erin is enthusiastic about working with staff members who’ve aligned visions for power environment friendly designs which can be nearing web zero with excessive hopes, that jurisdictions like Boston are making the brand new commonplace. As an Affiliate Principal, Erin works together with her colleagues and senior administration at BR+A to enhance inner processes together with, coaching of youthful and new employees, growing mission supply and design requirements, and selling firm ethical and comradery. Erin is answerable for pursuing initiatives, figuring out mission feeds, after which managing the time of BR+A mission staff members while working with the Accounting Division for month-to-month billing.

Erin is a devoted member of PWC Boston, ASHRAE Boston, a YouthBuild Boston Advocate, and the Co-Chair for BR+A’s KO Most cancers Occasion.  Erin is a powerhouse within the {industry} and making an affect on initiatives, purchasers, and colleagues alike. At solely 33 years previous, Erin has already achieved a lot, and we’re certain she is just simply getting began.

Andi Simpson

Andi Simpson
Senior Vice President, Artistic and Advertising and marketing Methods
Samuels & Associates

A seasoned actual property skilled with a ardour for placemaking, group engagement and storytelling, Andi performs an important position in efficiently positioning Samuels & Associates.  As the primary Senior Vice President of Advertising and marketing at S&A, Andi brings collectively a number of disciplines to help the agency’s numerous work in improvement, leasing, administration and group constructing.

Guided by a powerful artistic imaginative and prescient, Andi and her staff reinforce the core S&A model attributes throughout advertising supplies, digital channels, occasions, and group activations.  Andi brings communications and advertising technique to the corporate’s Govt Committee and shortly seizes alternatives to creatively reinforce S&A’s dedication to group constructing, place making and enjoyable.  In 2022 alone, Andi led her staff in growing, implementing and advertising two groundbreaking endeavors:

  • The Fenway Cohort Program, a primary of its form initiative to supply house, mentorship, promotion, and funding to a various vary of rising entrepreneurs who, in flip, present programming and cultural actions in The Fenway.
  • The Station, a artistic reuse of a former fuel station to host full of life occasions (wine bar, Fenway Flea, dwell music) and passive recreation (outsized swings, rotating artwork assortment, seating areas).

Andi is concerned in a variety of inner initiatives, together with S&A’s DEI and ESG committees.  Andi is energetic in “Ladies of S&A” (an organization useful resource group) and is a mentor throughout the agency’s mentorship program.  A graduate of Regis Faculty, Andi has practically 20 years of senior administration expertise in artistic, advertising, disaster and company communications, with management roles at main actual property organizations, together with Federal Realty, Boston Properties, Common Progress and City Edge Properties.

A licensed mentor outdoors of the corporate, Andi works with girls entrepreneurs as a part of SCORE, the nation’s largest community totally free, skilled enterprise mentors, serving to to broaden their mission to foster vibrant communities