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Doing Deals, Pushing For Progress: Meet 23 Women Leading D.C.’s CRE Industry

Women in D.C.’s real estate industry are brokering deals for millions of square feet, disposing of billion-dollar portfolios, overhauling sustainability strategies and helping clients navigate the changing workplace. 

For Bisnow’s second annual DMV Women Leading Real Estate awards, a four-person nominations committee selected 30 honorees across brokerages, financial institutions, development companies, law firms and more.

In a historically male-dominated industry, many of this year’s honorees say they have seen a shifting tide with their own eyes over the course of their careers. But they also voiced a resounding call that the work continue — that the industry push to recruit more women, make more room for them at the table and encourage them to grow and lead.

This year’s Bisnow Women Leading Real Estate honorees said it is clear that improving representation doesn’t just bolster equity — it bolsters the bottom line. 

“This commitment to diversity is not a mere trend; it's a strategic move that enhances performance, fosters a more inclusive and equitable work environment, and positions CRE and related industries for sustained success in the years to come,” JBG Smith Executive Vice President Michelle Tierce said.

This year’s honorees are broken into four categories: Leader of the Year, Deal-Maker of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Rising Star. They will be honored at a reception on Dec. 14 at the Washington Marriott Georgetown.

Read more about some of the honorees below.

- Emily Wishingrad, Washington, D.C., Reporter

December 6, 2023
Kate Jordan, Principal, Lee & Associates +
Anitra Androh, Partner Attorney, Polsinelli +
Ashley Atwater, Principal, MBB Affiliates +
Amy Marsden, Senior Director, The RMR Group +
Stacy Silber, Principal, Lerch, Early & Brewer +
Katie Yanushonis, Senior Vice President, The Meridian Group +
Fallon Williams, Architecture Territory Manager, The Garland Co. +
Melissa Parrish, Regional Director, BECO Management +
Michelle Tierce, Executive Vice President, JBG Smith +
Nicole Miller, Senior Managing Director, Savills +
Michelle Giannini, Executive Vice President, Hoffman & Associates +
Anne Rosenau, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield +
Carmen Romero, CEO, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing +
Abby Davids Rocha, Founder, Pedal Retail Advisors +
Kris Broder, Executive Vice President Of Business Development, RCKRBX +
Wendy Feldman Block, Executive Managing Director, Savills +
Jessica Miller, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield +
Danielle Schline, Senior Vice President, Prologis +
Autumn Leatham, Senior Vice President, City First Bank +
Kendra Plummer, Founder, Elise Capital +
Rachel Salerno, Senior Vice President, Artemis Real Estate Partners +
Jahsmine Victor, Associate Vice President, Civitas +
Corinne Brady, Vice President Of Project Management, Cresa +