Architecture and Women in CRE: An Interview With Rachael Grochowski

Rachael Grochowski has seen it all. As the principal of RHG Architecture + Design, she has designed countless commercial spaces over the course of her long career. The Montclair, New Jersey-based architect and interior designer has worked on hospitality, retail and wellness projects, from botox clinics to cannabis dispensaries. She also designed Red Rabbit Aesthetics, founded by Jessica Henderson Rhee, ...

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Q&A With Elise Szwajkowski, VP of Marino PR’s Proptech Arm

Elise Szwajkowski was recently promoted as the Vice President of public relations agency Marino’s real estate technology and property innovation section, which basically helps proptech companies get their message out to the world. According to TechCrunch, venture capital funded a record high of $11.7 billion in PropTech in 2021. PropTech may have made our lives easier with smart homes, and ...

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Inside the Design of the Midwest’s First Climate-Resilient Park

Wendell Berry is not only known as a novelist, but an environmental activist. His book, “The Unsettling of America,” looked at the state of America's agricultural business in 1977. Critics say there hasn't been much improvement in the environments he describes in the book 40 years ago. As Berry wrote in the book: “Only if we know how the land ...

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Highlighting 5 Women on the Rise in CRE

Even in 2022, the gender gap still exists, especially in commercial real estate. Only 36.7% of workers are female, according to a 2020 report from the CREW Network, an organization for women who work in CRE. Women in the field are not impressed by the statistics. “I am disappointed by the lack of progress for women overall,” Wendy Mann, CEO ...

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CRE Mogul Tere Blanca on the Office Boom in Florida

Tere Blanca is a legend in Florida. She has been in commercial real estate for over 35 years and is the founder of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc. Since Microsoft and Blackstone set up their headquarters in Florida, her company has been at the heart of an unprecedented office boom. Since founding her own firm in 2009, she has worked ...

By |2022-06-20T17:23:40-04:00April 1, 2022|Categories: Assets, Markets|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on CRE Mogul Tere Blanca on the Office Boom in Florida

CREW: Fighting for Women in CRE for 33 Years

There are many organizations related to the commercial real estate industry, but one is much unlike the rest. CREW Network, the Commercial Real Estate Women Network, has been bringing women together over the past 33 years. For Women’s History Month in March, it's worth looking back at how this network of women in CRE came to be. It all started ...

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MetaProp’s Maureen Waters on CRE Tech Innovation and Leadership

It's common knowledge by now that venture capitalist investments in real estate technology have grown exponentially, totaling at over $2 billion in New York alone, according to a report from CREtech. Property technology firms, also known as Proptech, are helping businesses use technology to improve the way we buy, sell, design, build and manage commercial properties — often with a ...

By |2022-06-20T17:23:49-04:00March 2, 2022|Categories: Assets|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on MetaProp’s Maureen Waters on CRE Tech Innovation and Leadership

Moody Nolan’s Latoya Kamdang on Diversity in Architecture and CRE

In the real estate world, diversity programs are on the rise. The Real Estate Board of New York has a Diversity Working Group and the National Association of Realtors has their Diversity Committee. But are these efforts enough? One firm is proving diversity can and should be more than a program. Visit Moody Nolan's website to see one of the ...

By |2022-06-20T17:24:00-04:00January 4, 2022|Categories: Financing|Tags: , |Comments Off on Moody Nolan’s Latoya Kamdang on Diversity in Architecture and CRE

6 Women Realtors Who Changed the Game

The first realtor association was founded in 1980, men only. Women have been realtors since the 1920s and saw their rise in the 1940s for selling homes in the postwar period, just as single-family homes were being built as part of suburban sprawl. With women at the helm of households, they felt they could speak to suburban wives to garner ...

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