WX Panel Discussion

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WX: New York Women Executives in Real Estate joined the Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF) and Cornell Real Estate Women (CREW) to host the WX Panel Discussion on March 2. This was the fourth year WX and CREF have collaborated to host the event. CREW is Cornell's primary graduate and professional student organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of women in real estate.

WX is an invitation-only association of executive-level women actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in New York. WX’s diverse membership includes owners, developers, brokers, architects, engineers, bankers, and lawyers. Distinguished members of the association shared their experiences and strategies for achieving success, as well as some of the unique challenges they have faced as women working in the industry.  The discussion was moderated by Mary MacAusland, senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration.

Panelists include:
•    Ana Bertuna P’18, Project Executive, Tishman Speyer
•    Cheryl Boyer ’87, Chief Operating Officer, Fulcrum Hospitality
•    Ellen Brown ’88, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Denihan Hospitality
•    Susan Swanezy, Partner, Hodes Weill & Associates
•    Amy Yao ’13, Associate, Global Real Assets at J.P. Morgan

After the moderated discussion, panelists addressed audience questions and the event was followed by a networking reception. Students had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the panelists, sharing conversations, making connections, and gathering data for their own forthcoming entries into the world of real estate and finance. See a full review of the panel discussion by architecture student, Kelsey Padgham, M Arch ’17: CREF’s Annual WX Panel Discussion Addresses Industry Trends, Advice for Future Female Leaders.