2018 women in commercial real estate tech: the top 20 female leaders and influencers

Women play a significant role in today’s commercial real estate tech industry. Under their leadership, guidance and mentorship, the commercial real estate tech sector has grown substantially within the past few years. The twenty individuals below are working fearlessly to transform and redefine the industry as we know it.

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Susie Algard, Officespace.com

Algard is the CEO of Officespace.com, a marketplace connecting tenants searching for local office space with local brokers. She has a proven track record of success, driving Whitepages.com consumer business from $0 to over $50 million in revenue. Follow her on twitter at @susiealgard.

Lindsay Baker, Comfy

Lindsay is President at Comfy, leading relationship building and serving as chief brand evangelist. As an established leader in the green building community, she previously served as Sustainable Operations Consultant at Google. She did her PhD work in Building Science at UC Berkeley and was on the original team developing the LEED Rating System at USGBC. Follow her on twitter at @lindsaytherobot.

Natalie Bruss, Fifth Wall

As a partner at Fifth Wall, Natalie oversees partnerships for LPs and portfolio companies, as well as marketing and brand strategy.  Previously, she was Vice President of Digital Strategy and Partnerships at ID, where she built and ran digital partnerships and strategy for consumer and entertainment brands, and talent. Follow her on twitter at @nataliebruss.

Julia Davis, WeWork

As the Global Head of Real Estate Transactions and Analytics for WeWork, Davis has spent her career primarily in commercial real estate. Prior to WeWork, Davis spent time at JLL in a variety of leadership roles and also launched and led a tech startup in the San Francisco market. She’s a member of ULI, CoreNet, and NAIOP and on the Community Leadership Committee of Girls on the Run NYC.

Linda Day Harrison, theBrokerList

With over 25 years of professional commercial real estate experience, Harrison founded theBrokerList, a virtual commercial real estate network, to create streamlined operations for the industry. She is also a partner at Manager Labs and founder of OnSiteOffice. Follow her on twitter at @dayharrison.

Elizabeth Dukes,  iOffice

As EVP and CMO at iOffice, Dukes is responsible for building partnerships and business relationships, communicating company solutions, expanding the team and advising the CEO and senior leadership team on business issues. Elizabeth’s expertise has helped grow the company from their very first client to the more than 1,200 that they have today. Follow her on twitter at @ElizDukes.

Dana Dunford, Hemlane

Dunford is Co-Founder and CEO at Hemlane, an online solution to help better manage long-term rentals. Prior to founding Hemlane, Dunford worked at Nest, Apple and Symantec in various roles with finance, analytics and business development and over 10 years’ experience in the industry. Follow her on twitter at @dana110001.

Beatrice Fischel-Bock, Hutch

Founding Hutch (then ZOOM Interiors) during her senior year at George Washington University, Fischel-Bock serves as CEO for the company. Hutch is an online and mobile platform that mixes 3D technology and online shopping to help you design and furnish your home recently recognized in Built In LA’s Top 50 Startups to Watch in 2018.

Jilliene Helman, Realty Mogul

Helmen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Realty Mogul, an online real estate capital marketplace. Before that, she was Vice President at Union Bank where she worked in Wealth Management, Finance, and Risk Management. She has been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Commercial Property Executive. Follow her on twitter at @JillieneHelman.

Olga Koroleva, Capital Brain

An avid mountaineer, between summiting the world’s peaks Koroleva is the CEO and Co-Founder of CapitalBrain by Monetarex, a sales intelligence platform. She has over ten years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Marissa Limsiaco, Tenavox

Limsiaco is Co-Founder and President at Tenavox, a tenant-driven platform helping small businesses to make better lease decisions. Prior to Tenavox, Limsiaco was Chief of Staff at National Realty Club and Principal at Advon Capital. Follow her on twitter at @MJLimsiaco.

Emily Line, NARRPR

Line is Vice President of Commercial Services at NARRPR and has over ten years’ experience in real estate. Formerly, she was Manager, Commercial Development and Outreach for NAR and sits on the Board of Advisors for CommissionTrac and Board of Directors for Special Days Camp. Follow her on twitter @EmilyGoBlueLine.

Francesca Loftus, hOM

Loftus left TechMeetups to found wellness amenities provider hOM. The self-described taskjuggler teaches acrobatic yoga and trained for stage performance at venues across her native Canada and the U.S.

Poonam Mathis, Stealthforce

The CEO and founder of StealthForce.com, Mathis has over ten years’ experience in real estate investment, private equity, and development. She is the former Global Deputy to the Head of Asset management at Partners Group. Her work is featured in the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Bisnow, and more. Poonam is a current CREW Network member. Follow her on twitter at @Poonammathis.

Caren Maio, Nestio

As CEO and Co-Founder of leasing management and marketing solution Nestio, Maio has a diverse background working for top companies like Nike and the Wall Street Journal. She is an RE200 Mentor for MetaProp NYC and is a self-described power suit enthusiast. Follow her on twitter at @carenmaio.

Clelia Peters, MetaProp

With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, Peters is currently Co-Founder and Partner at MetaProp and President of Warburg Realty. Prior to this, she also founded Latticeworks, worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group and served as Program Manager for the International Rescue Committee. Follow her on twitter at @cleliapeters.

Elizabeth Redmond, CoWorkr

Redmond is Co-Founder and President at CoWorkr, a software company that offers tools to optimize corporate real estate. In addition, this University of Michigan graduate also founded POWERleap and was a partner at Ecolect. Follow her on twitter at @powerleaper.

Joyce Reitman, Motionloft

Motionloft CEO, Joyce Reitman, created five companies before working on her current passion of delivering big data intel on movable objects like pedestrians and vehicles. She has served as a CEO and CFO and worked in numerous industries, including finance with AXA Advisors and J.P. Morgan.

Susannah Vila, ‏Flip

Vila is the Co-Founder and CEO of Flip, a flexible leasing marketplace helping tenants escape leases and find subletters. The Columbia Business Graduate assisted building The Engine Room, a IT service helping social change agents maximize their data and technology resources. Follow her on twitter at @susannahvila .

Diana Vrkic, Waypoint

Founder of Waypoint, Vrkic also serves as CEO. Waypoint is a software and analytics provider for commercial buildings changing the way commercial real estate decision-makers access and use information to improve the performance of their assets. Vrkic has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

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