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The 51 Most Influential Women In U.K. Real Estate

To mark its first Women Leading Real Estate event, Bisnow has compiled a list of the 51 most influential, dynamic, exciting and successful women in U.K. commercial real estate. The list is a celebration of the diversity and talent among the women working in the industry in areas ranging from fund management to development, lending and advisory. The list was compiled after consulting with more than 100 senior real estate professionals from across the sector. Yes, there are not enough women in top roles in the sector. And those that are there are not getting paid enough. But these are the exemplars not just of what success looks like for women in real estate, but of what success looks like. Many of them will be joining Bisnow at the event 14 February. But here is insight into who they are and what they do. — U.K. Editor Mike Phillips

The Logistics Megadeal Advisor

Alison Abbey, Senior Vice President, Eastdil Secured +

The Queen of Sheds

Ekaterina Avdonina, Managing Director, Delin Capital Asset Management +

The Private Equity Chief

Jo Allen, Chief Executive, Frogmore +

The Bureaucrat-Turned-Developer

Lendlease Head of Offices Sherin Aminossehe +

The Debt Fund Doyen

Amy Aznar, Head of Debt Investment and Special Situations, LaSalle Investment Management +

The Olympic Games Were Brought To You By ...

 

Lorraine Baldry, chairman, London & Continental Railways and Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust +

The Managing Partner

 

Trish Barrigan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Benson Elliot +

The Institutional Lender

 

Lorna Brown, Head of Real Estate Debt EMEA, Legal & General Investment Management +

The Pension Fund Manager For 350,000 People

 

Jenny Buck, Head of Property and Alternatives, Tesco Pension Limited +

The Planner

 

Giulia Bunting, Planning Director, GL Hearn +

The Outlet Mall Pioneer

Julia Calabrese, Chief Executive, McArthurGlen +

The Chairman

 

Dame Alison Carnwath, Chairman, Landsec +

The Strategist

 

Amanda Clack, Executive Director, CBRE +

The Investment Agent Supreme

Sue Clayton, Executive Director, CBRE +

The Mega-Sovereign Fund Manager

 

Madeleine Cosgrave, Regional Head of Europe, GIC Real Estate +

The Banker and Adventurer

 

Selina Dicker, Director, Lloyds Banking Group +

The Victor in Victoria

 

Real Estate Balance Managing Director Kaela Fenn-Smith +

The Regenerator

Baroness Margaret Ford, Former Chair, Olympic Park Legacy Company +

The Woman Who Knows Everyone

 

Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya +

The First Lady of the Last Mile

 

Teresa Gilchrist, Director and Head of Investor Relations and New Business at M7 Real Estate +

The Leasing Agent Extraordinaire

 

Emma Goodford, Partner, Knight Frank +

The Chief Exec Leading The PRS Charge

 

Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger +

The Thrice-Listed COO

 

Sandy Gumm, Chief Operating Officer, Prestbury +

The Woman Shaping the City of London

 

Annie Hampson, Chief Planning Officer and Development Director, the City of London Corporation +

The Build-to-Rent Bigwig

 

Michela Hancock, Senior Development Director, Greystar +

The London Affordable Housing Pioneer

 

Olivia Harris, Chief Executive, Dolphin Living +

The Capital Connector

 

Sue-Lin Heng, Managing Director, Eastdil Secured +

The Woman Helping Fund Britain's Health System

 

Elaine Hewitt, Chief Executive, NHS Property Services +

The Co-Working Revolutionary

 

Gabriela Hersham, Founder and Chief Executive, Huckletree +

The Debt Fund Veteran

 

Natalie Howard, Partner and Head of Real Estate, AgFe +

The Investment Guru

Anne Kavanagh, Chief Investment Officer, Patrizia +

The London Housing Honcho

 

Vivienne King, Chief Executive, Soho Housing Association +

The Advisor Who Helped Shape London

 

Katie Kopec, International Director, JLL +

The Voice of the Industry

 

British Property Federation chief executive Melanie Leech +

The Star of the Stage

 

Lily Lin, Managing Director, Vanke U.K. +

The Most Important Job In U.K. Property Banking

 

Lloyds Head of Commercial Real Estate Madeleine McDougall +

The Blue-Chip Fund Manager

Ainslie McLennan, Director of Janus Henderson U.K. Property PAIF, TH Real Estate +

The Pioneer For A Canadian Giant In London

 

Joanne McNamara, European Head of Investment, Oxford Properties +

The Happy Acquisition

 

Emma Mackenzie, Director, NewRiver +

The Tech Star

 

Juliette Morgan, Regent's Place Head of Campus, British Land +

The Royal Appointment

 

Alison Nimmo, Chief Executive, The Crown Estate +

The London Leader

 

Colette O’Shea, Managing Director of London Portfolio, Landsec +

The Woman Who Changed The Perception Of The Industry

 

Liz Peace, Chair, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation +

The Fund Creator

 

Alison Puhar, Director of UK Real Estate, Fidelity International +

The Big-Time U.S. Private Equity Buyer

 

Mary Ricks, President and Chief Executive, Kennedy Wilson Europe +

The Brand Manager

Lisa Ronson, Commericial Director, Ronson Capital Partners +

The Long and Winding Road

 

Lynda Shillaw, Chief Executive, Manchester Airports Group Property +

The First Female Partner At The Foremost Developer

 

Anna Strongman, Partner, Argent +

The Legal Eagle

 

Clare Thomas, Partner, CMS +

The Big REIT's New Head of Development

 

Beth West, London Head of Development, Landsec +

The Finance Wizard

 

Rebecca Worthington, Chief Financial Officer, Countryside +