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PODCAST: Women Leading Real Estate Talk Progress, Challenges And Helping New York Recover

Bisnow's audio series, Bisnow Reports, examines every facet of the international commercial real estate industry — from the murky future of retail and office to real estate’s reckoning with diversity to the effects of climate change on the built world, and so much more. You can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music, or scroll down to listen in your browser.

Honorees at Bisnow's New York Women leading real estate event

When it comes to women in the world of commercial real estate, the barriers have been real and hard to overcome — and that was before the pandemic took its toll. A Commercial Real Estate Women Network survey last year found nearly 40% of women said the pandemic stalled their career progress, with less access to mentors and more responsibility for childcare and schooling.

This episode of Bisnow Reports is coming to you from our New York City Women Leading Real Estate Cocktail & Awards event. This year Bisnow honored 48 female leaders, whose expertise and experience span the industry.

“One of the great lessons of the last couple of years has been a commitment to adaptability,” said EB Kelly, a managing director at Tishman Speyer and the head of Rockefeller Center. “Recognizing that we need to be more flexible, we can embrace more flexibility. And I think certainly working women have shown that in lots of different ways.”