A Successful Annual Cocktails & Conversations with Women Leaders in Real Estate

By UM News

A Successful Annual Cocktails & Conversations with Women Leaders in Real Estate

By UM News

The 3rd Annual Cocktails & Conversations with Women Leaders in Real Estate event at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove welcomed 100+ participants (April 2019). It was a fast paced and interactive evening with UM students and alumni participating in small group discussions with students from MRED+U, MBS and Law School board members.

What started just a few years ago with four MRED+U Advisory Board members has grown to a collaborative event with MRED+U, MBS and Law School board members bringing Miami's leading women real estate professionals together with students and alumni for introductions, advice, and networking. All of the table topics for the evening came from ideas and suggestions generated by our students and alumni to include: “How to Get an Internship and Job Faster"; "Relationship between Architects and Developers"; "Pros and Cons of Working in a Large Firm Versus a Smaller Boutique Firm"; "What Was Your Most Difficult Period in Your Career, How Did You Overcome It and What Lessons Did You Learn from the Experience?” and “What is the Best Thing You Have Done Outside of Real Estate that Has Positively Impacted Your Real Estate Career?

There was plenty of time to mingle and network before, during and after the formal program and it was exciting to watch the conversations spark at the energetic reception. The evening was a tremendous success, thanks to  The Vagabond Group, The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove and Hersha Hotels and Resorts for their ongoing sponsorship, our numerous participants, and our table hosts for their time and input. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Sponsors and Participants:

Beth Azor, President and CEO, Azor Advisory Services, MRED+U Board

Tere Blanca, President and CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate, MBS Board

Kim Briesemeister, Principal, Redevelopment Management Associates, MRED+U Board

Lissette Calderon, CEO, Neology Group, MRED+U Board

Sandra Cardona, Development and Capital Planning, Hersha Hospitality Trust

Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Managing Partner, Cervera Real Estate, MRED+U Board

Carol Schaffel Faber, Partner and Co-Chair, Distressed Property Practice, Akerman LLP, School of Law RPD LLM Advisory Board

Lyan Fernandez, CEO, Attica Consulting Group LLC, School of Law RPD LLM Advisory Board

Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO and Principal, Goldman Properties, MRED+U Board

Vanessa Grout, President, CMC Real Estate, MRED+U Board

Lynn Hackney, Principal, Allyson Capital, MBS Board

Avra Jain, Founder, The Vagabond Group, MRED+U Board

Arden Karson, Senior Managing Director, CBRE, MRED+U Board

Kathy Moorman, Corporate VP of Real Estate, Baptist Health Enterprises

Melissa Rose, Managing Director, ACKMAN-ZIFF, School of Law RPD LLM Advisory Board

Nicole Shiman, Vice President Investments, EDENS, Miami Law RPD Board

Katie Sproul, CEO, Halstatt, LLC, MBS Board

Jacqueline Gonzalez Touzet, Co-Founder, Touzet Studios, MRED+U Board