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49 Women Who Will Shape The Future Of UK Real Estate

To mark the second London Women Leading Real Estate event, Bisnow looked to the future, and the future looks great. Last year we compiled a list of the most influential women in UK commercial real estate. This year we asked, who owns the future? Who are the rising stars, the people behind the headlines, and those shaking up the sector? They didn’t need to be young necessarily, just talented, exciting, innovative and disruptive.

With that in mind, here are 49 women who will shape the future of the industry. They are diverse in their backgrounds, the businesses they have started, the roles they fill and the ideas they are pursuing. And, if any conclusions can be drawn on differences with last year’s list, there is a hunger to create networks and communities in both their professional and personal lives that shines through.

Last year’s event was a huge success, with more than 500 people gathered to discuss how the industry can improve diversity, and innovate more generally. Landsec London managing director Colette O’Shea said seeing so many women from the sector in one room was a game changer, and put a spring in her step. All of the people on this list and hundreds more will be at this year’s event on 6 February. We hope you can join us.

January 7, 2019
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The Manager's Manager

Metropolitan Real Estate's Cherine Aboulzelof +

Brookfield's Business Builder

Brookfield's Natalie Adomait +

The Shopping Centre Savant

Capital & Regional's Vasiliki Arvaniti +

The Borrower And Art Lover

Europa Capital's Belinda Chain +

The Determined Developer

Landsec's Alex Chitty +

The Discreet Dealmaker

British Land's Kelly Cleveland +

The Big Data Big Hitter

Gyana's Joyeeta Das +

The Co-Living And Build-To-Rent Badass

The Collective's Adina David +

The Reigning Sovereign (Wealth Fund Investor)

GIC's Deepa Devani +

The BTR Vanguard

Tipi's Jennie Fojtik +

The Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

Vivahouse's Rajdeep Gahir +

The Network Builder

Runway East's Natasha Guerra +

The Oxford Don

Oxford Properties' Leia de Guzman +

The Luxury Retail Leader

Chelsfield's Rebeca Guzman Vidal +

The Engineer Of Argent's Operations

Argent's Morwenna Hall +

The Woman You Call When You've Got A Special Situation

AXA's Victoria Hall +

Your Woman With The Ear Of Government

The BPF's Ghislane Halpenny +

The Sustainability Sage

Grosvenor's Emily Hamilton +

The Ultimate Urbanist

Cushman's Kat Hanna +

The Retail Revolutionary

Ellandi's Isabelle Hease +

The CREationist

Cushman's Harri John +

The Co-Living Conquerer

The Collective's Jill Ju +

Blackstone's Smooth Operator

Blackstone's Gemma Kataky +

The Energy Explorer

Peel's Lois Kay +

The Magic Circle Legal Eagle

Clifford Chance's Angela Kearns +

The Self-Styled Pocket Rocket

Colliers' Natalie Lelliott +

The YOOth Of Today

Yoo's Rosanna Lawn +

The Strategist

L&G's Emma Long +

The Hotel Head Honcho

Invesco's Bumjoo Maclennan +

The Alternative Investor

Moorfield's Sadie Malim +

The Innovative Urbanist

PfP Capital's Alex Notay +

The Advisor To The Resi And Mixed-Use Titans

Say Property's Kemi Oguntoye +

The Fourth Industrial Revolutionary

Nuveen's Ilna Patel +

The Transatlantic Multifamily Maestro

Native's Tracy Peacock +

The Tenant-Mix Innovator

Bruce Gillingham Pollard's Tracey Pollard +

The London Leasing Leader

Derwent London's Emily Prideaux +

The Born-And-Bred Hotel Expert

Eastdil's Sheima Salloum +

The Woman Using PropTech To Empower Communities

Built-ID's Savannah de Savary +

The Woman Defying The Headlines In Retail

NewRiver's Sophie Shannon +

The Planter Of Seeds Of Change

Seeds' Claire Shepherd +

The Intrepid Researcher

Principal's Rachel Pierce Shone +

The Artist

Oaksure Property Protection's Gabriella Sonabend +

The Asian Investment Expert

Savills' Emma Steele +

The Lady Who Launches

JLL's Emma Tattersall +

The West Midlands Warrior

Opus Land's Victoria Turnbull +

The Social Justice Pioneer

CBRE's Lorna Walker +

The Digital Prophet

WiredScore's Cassandra Wheeldon +

The Ace Acquirer And Asset Manager

Crosstree's Safinaz Zakaria +

The Way Of Life Warrior

Way of Life's Sowgol Zaringchang +