WX Mentoring Program: Exploring Careers in the Real Estate Industry

March 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blank Rome
1271 6th Avenue

New York, NY 10020
Mentoring Program | Members and Mentees

The WX Mentoring Program invites you to the third core event of the program year, our annual Career Night Forum. Please join us for the special opportunity to explore careers in different real estate sectors in an intimate setting with some of the industry’s leading experts.

The roundtable discussions will be led by WX member panelists who will offer insights into careers in their respective fields as well as practical advice for success gained through their experience. As a participant, along with your registration, you will be asked to select two discussions, from the four offered, which you will be scheduled to attend over the course of the evening. Join us for an exciting evening of discussion, refreshments and networking with fellow mentees, WX mentors and the WX Board Members.

This event is being planned as an in-person event but may pivot to virtual depending on conditions. Details will be forthcoming in future communications.

Roundtable Panel Discussions:

Investment Management 

  • Peggy DaSilva, Head of Loan & Asset Management, Allianz Real Estate of America
  • Sylvia Gross, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets and Investor Relations, CP Capital US
  • Lesley Lisser, Senior Director, Invesco US
  • Tara McCann, Senior Managing Director, Head of Capital and Client Strategies, Rockwood Capital

Development, Design and Construction

  • Lauren Cahill, Vice President, Grubb Properties
  • Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President, Trinity Place Holdings
  • Helen Hwang, Senior Executive Managing Director, Meridian Investment Sales
  • Julia Murphy, Director, SOM
  • Charlotte Sturgis, Vice President Corporate Services, ADCO Electrical Corp.

Investment Services: Brokerage, Investor Relations, Capital Raising, Valuation, Etc.

  • Lola Bellini, Formerly the Director at Wafra
  • Joanne Douvas, Managing Director, BentallGreenOak
  • Zoe Funk, Partner, PwC
  • Ione Wilsmann, Managing Director – Global Investors Group, USAA Real Estate

Debt Capital Markets

  • Melissa Farrell, Managing Director, PGIM Real Estate
  • Elaine Kleinberg, Managing Director, CBRE
  • Sonya Naths, Director, Deutsche Bank
  • Natalie Trojan, Executive Director, Senior Relationship Manager, Fifth Third Bank