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29 Women Changing The Face Of UK Real Estate

The conversation about diversity in real estate has evolved in the last five years. When Bisnow began compiling its annual list of women leading real estate, most of the conversation around diversity, equity and inclusion centred on gender disparities, and that is where corporate and industry initiatives focused.

Today, DEI initiatives are looking to improve diversity on a wider scale. And this year, Bisnow’s list of incredible women in the real estate sector reflects this, focusing on the professionals who are fighting to improve gender, racial and socioeconomic diversity and make the industry a better place to work for people with disabilities, those who are neurodiverse and the LGBQTIA+ community.

This follows from the launch in the UK of Bisnow’s Rise initiative, which shines a spotlight on the companies specifically addressing racial equality in UK real estate. And in the U.S. Bisnow tracks the diversity of the boards of the largest real estate brokers, investors, developers and lenders. 

The women on the list range from CEOs to junior executives, those new to the industry and those with decades of experience. All have taken it upon themselves to try and make the real estate sector more equal and ensure it reflects the society it serves. They are doing that by setting up networks across the industry and within their own companies, tackling issues around pay and career progression, and changing the physical makeup of their workplaces, among myriad other strategies. 

Bisnow’s Women Leading Real Estate event will return in October, by far the largest event in commercial property bringing women in the sector together to network and hear from an array of speakers, including C-suite execs analysing the state of the market. 

We hope you will join us in taking the chance to meet some of the women we celebrate here today, as well as hundreds more.

July 31, 2023

The Connector

LGIM Real Assets' Yvonne Ambo +

The London Youth Leader

JLL's Sue Asprey Price +

The Investment Innovator

GPE's Alexa Baden-Powell +

The Legal Leader

Quintain's Sarah Birchley +

The Progressive Pioneer

Real Estate Balance's Sue Brown +

The Network Builder

Hines' Anna Budd +

In The Speakers' Corner

Diversity Talks Real Estate's Andrea Carpenter +

The Real Assets Revolutionary

LGIM's Jas Chahal +

The Development Doyenne

Get Living's Angel Chen +

The Ability Enablers

AbilityRE's Vanessa Curtis and Jennifer Offord +

The Equality Initiator

Davitt Jones Bould's Madeleine Davitt +

The CREW Coordinator

M3 Consulting's Emily D'Enrico +

The Awareness Raiser 

Apache Capital's Claire Ezekwe +

The Family-Friendly Fund Manager

CBRE IM's Christina Forrest +

The Refugee Recruiter

Blackstone's Cristina Grecu +

The Community Champion

Landsec's Kate Honey +

The Pay-Gap Pioneer

JLL's Stephanie Hyde +

The Grad Made Good

Maples Teesdale's Ana Klein +

The Cross-Industry Innovator

Patrizia's Teresa Kotlicka +

The In-House Inspirations

Cushman & Wakefield's Ilda Krekurti and Victoria Smith +

The Diaspora Driver

Landsec's Georgina Manly +

The Social Mobility Savant

Savills' Alison Mennecier +

The Voice Of Youth

2-3 Degrees' Azzees Minott +

The Reverse Mentor

Catella APAM's Chloe Prince +

The Boundary Breaker

QNB Capital's Ally Reid +

The FAB Fund Manager

Boreal IM's Olivia Ralston +

The Invisible Disability Advocate

Perkins & Will's Ellie Sharpe +

The Disability Disruptor

Savills' Fiona Sullivan +

The Excellent Executor

BNP Paribas Real Estate's Charlie Williams +

The Recruitment Revolutionary

Madison Berkeley's Nina Zeilerbauer +