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51 Women In UK CRE Who Survived And Thrived In 2020 And 2021

The last time Bisnow produced its list of amazing women doing brilliant things in UK commercial real estate in late 2019, the world was a very different place. 

Given the difficulty of the past 18 months, we decided to use 2021’s list to celebrate some of the wonderful people who have risen to the challenges, and not only survived but thrived in their professional lives. 

This year's list is as diverse as ever, in all senses of the word, and includes women who have steered businesses through the rocky waters of the coronavirus pandemic, started new firms during a recession, helped tenants or customers stave off the worst effects of Covid-19, and generally met challenges head-on with energy and enthusiasm. 

When we canvassed our readers for suggestions about who should be on the list, there was a pleasing focus on sustainability — it would seem that women in real estate are leading the charge when it comes to fighting the climate crisis. Their message is starting to spread to every corner of the sector.

After a pause in early 2021, Bisnow’s Women Leading Real Estate event will also return in September, by far the largest event in commercial property bringing women in the sector together to network and hear from a dazzling array of speakers. We hope that after too long apart, you’ll join us and take the chance to be together again.

July 19, 2021
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Crest Nicholson's Phyllis Agbo

The Residential Pacesetter

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APAM's Melissa Baldwin

The Smooth Pandemic Operator

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CEG's Leah Barnes

The Green Finance Expert Extraordinaire

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Knight Frank's Caroline Bathgate

The Valuation Vanguardista

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Studio Berman's Zoë Berman

The Activist Architect

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Toolbox's Michelle Buxton

The Community Engager

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The Crown Estate's Leanne Catterall

The Regent Street Regina

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L&G's Shuen Chan

The ESG Exemplar

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HYBR's Hannah Chappatte

The Student Startup

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BRE's Gillian Charlesworth

The Kind Leader

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Get Living's Ailish Christian-West

The BTR Innovator

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Amazon's Sophie Clarke

The Amazonian Warrior

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Nuveen's Abigail Dean

The Driver Of Change

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Frasers' Ilaria del Beato

The Acquisitive Chief Exec

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PLP's Hala El Akl

The Architect At The Intersection

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Urban&Civic's Caroline Foster

The Master Planner

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New Hammerson CEO Rita-Rose Gagné

The Toughest Job In Property?

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Cushman & Wakefield's Nicola Gillen

The Workplace Wizard

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Avison Young's Penny Hacking

The Dealmaker

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BNP Paribas Real Estate's Vanessa Hale

The Cross-Sector Innovator

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Cadillac Fairview's Jenny Hammarlund

The Scandi With Big Ambitions

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Argent's Anthea Harries

The Guiding Light Of King's Cross

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The Green Finance Institute's Emma Harvey

The Doyenne Of Decarbonisation

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Blackstone's Caroline Hill

The Sustainability Savant For The World's Biggest Property Company

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Peel L&P's Jo Holden

The Biodiversity Ambassador

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Riverstone's Penny Hughes

The Chairwoman In Demand

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British Land's Sally Jones

The Digital Future

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CLS' Hannah Kershaw

The Net-Zero Native

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Canary Wharf's Katy Kingston

The Letter Of The Law

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RE:Women's Anouk Khan and Maria Weidner

The Webinar Warriors

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CBRE's Abi Labbett

The Pandemic Asset Management Assurer

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DWP's Meredith May

The Government Property Seeker

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P-Three's Hannah McNamara

The Creative Dynamo

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Tracy Meller

The Award-Winning Architect

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Heart of London's Ros Morgan

The Alliance Builder

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Stanhope's Vanessa Murray

The Mega Mentor

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Arcadis' Mo O'Connell

The Young Leader

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Showhere's Joy Nazzari

The Human Side Of This Business

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Orega's Lynsey O’Keefe

The Flexible Convert

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Canary Wharf's Katie Oliphant

The Canary At The Leasing Coalface

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Arrow Capital's Katherine Parker

The Zealous Investor

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BEIS' Stephanie Parker

The Carbon Rule-Setter

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VervLife's Katherine Rose

The Rented Resi Front Runner

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Precis Capital's Daljit Sandhu

Lending's Leading Lady

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Shaftesbury’s Isabel Thomas

The West End Officer

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Schroders' Sophie van Oosterom

The Global Growth Leader

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Dolphin Living's Octavia Williams

The Affordable Advocate

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Equiem's Bronny Wilson

The Engagement Expert In Extremis

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Seven Dials' Mickola Wilson

The Self-Styled Elder Stateswoman

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Local Space's Josie Parsons

The Homelessness Hero

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