Spotlights

2019 Women in Real Estate: Julia Wachter, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

What recent project or transaction are you most proud of?
Most recently, I assisted our client CIM Group in structuring a large mixed-use condominium development in DUMBO at 85 Jay St. Upon completion, the project will comprise an entire city block with more than 700 residences, a

2019 Women in Real Estate: Kelly Gedinsky, SCG Retail

What is your favorite motivational quote?
“Never, Ever, Give Up” ~ Winston Churchill. In this current retail climate I find this quote to

2019 Women in Real Estate: Zahra Jafri, Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC

How do you hold your own in a negotiation? 
I listen and read other parties’ positions very carefully, I decide which positions I can agree to and which I can’t. My goal is to negotiate a “fair market agreement.”

2019 Women in Real Estate: Ali Rossland, Westbridge Realty Group

How do you hold your own in a negotiation?
Before entering a negotiation, I mentally have a line drawn that I know no matter what I am not crossing. During the negotiation, I do my best to stay as far away from that line as possible. I’ve also learned over the years

2019 Women in Real Estate: Dana Forbes, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

What is your favorite motivational quote?
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential...these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ~ Confucius

2019 Women in Real Estate: Michelle Abramov, Asset Commercial Realty Group LLC

What is your favorite motivational quote? 
“You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take.”

2019 Women in Real Estate: Adelaide Polsinelli, Compass

What is your favorite motivational quote?
“What your mind can conceive, you can achieve.”

2019 Women in Real Estate: Jeanine Margiano, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

What is your favorite motivational quote? 
“Be strong and courageous. Patience and perseverance will always prevail.”

2019 Women in Real Estate: Lisa Radetsky, Phillips Nizer LLP

What is your favorite motivational quote?
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it” ~ Amelia Earhart.  As an aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart pursued her dream in spite of the challenges she faced as a woman. Today, women who work in

2019 Women in Real Estate: Felice Shapiro, AmTrust Title Insurance Co.

How do you hold your own in a negotiation? 
The main way to be successful in a negotiation of any type is to be “prepared”. Knowing the facts gives you the power to come out on top. I am also a believer that it is not a sign of weakness to admit when you don’t know