Chicago Women Real Estate Pros to be Recognized

September 05, 2010

The top women in Chicago commercial real estate will be honored next week at an awards luncheon.

Sponsored by Illinois Real Estate Journal, in conjunction with Commercial Real Estate Women CREW Chicago, the third annual award program will take place on Wednesday, September 8 at the University Club of Chicago.

More than 20 nominees are up for awards in five categories.

The categories and their nominees:

*Bright Horizon: Deanna Arce, Shepard Schwartz & Harris LLP; Meredith O’Connor, Jones Lang LaSalle

*Crystal Apple: Stacey Kruger Birndorf, Transwestern; Betty Casties, Hyatt Center; Nina J. Fain; Chicago Economic Development Institute; Jan Fiola, Bedford Coast Segregation; Jena Hollensteiner, CB Richard Ellis

*Community Service: Pat Turnbull, Kayhan International; Kelly Martincin, HAWORTH

*ImPact: Sara Hays, Wrightwood Capital; Molly Kelly, Jones Lang LaSalle; Estella Kiser, Kiser Group; Kellie Sanders, Village Green

*Career Achievement: Alexandra Cole, Perkins Coie LLP; Mary Margaret Cowhey, Land and Lakes Development Co.; Mary K. Fuller, Shepard Schwartz & Harris LLP; Janet Johnson, Schiff Hardin LLP; Vivian Mumaw , Jones Lang LaSalle; Andrea Saewitz, JF McKinney & Assoc.; Ewa Weir, Jones Lang LaSalle

Lynn Reich

“It is appropriate in an industry often looked at as being male dominated that we recognize the role of women in the industry,” said Michael Millar from Real Estate Communications Group, one of the founding sponsors of the event.

Before the award ceremony there will be a keynote address by Lynn Reich, SIOR, an executive vice president with Colliers International in Chicago, who will be talking about the importance of being actively involved in the industry.

Tickets are $95 per person or $890 for a table of 10.

What: Chicago Women in Real Estate Awards Program

When: Wednesday, September 8; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe, Chicago

Register: Call Debbie DeWolf at (312) 644-7800 or visit

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