Even As The Number Of Female Directors Grows, Most Women In CRE Still Face Challenges

JUNE 28, 2018 | BY ERIKA MORPHY “What the survey shows is that the needle has not moved that much for women in commercial real estate.” NEWPORT BEACH, CA–Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal published some encouraging numbers for women in commercial real estate: Of the 94 REIT directors elected this year during the spring proxy season, 52% were […]

More than half of women in CRE experience sexual harassment: report

The latest study also finds discrimination in the workplace is still rampant By Natalie Hoberman | June 27, 2018 03:00 PM Half of women working in commercial real estate reported experiencing sexual harassment at one point in their career, with most of the incidents going unreported, according to a new survey. The report, published Wednesday by recruitment firm […]

Writing the Next Chapter

This is an HTML version of an article that ran in Real Estate Forum. To see the story in its original format, click here.  Millennials are known for frequent shifts from one job to another. A recent LinkedIn study found that members of this generation have, on average, changed employers—and, often, industries—four times during their first decade out […]

How to Build Leaders

This is an HTML version of an article that ran in Real Estate Forum. To see the story in its original format, click here.  The large business schools—Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, Chicago Booth, MIT and others—all have executive development programs in one form or another. But after a student graduates and is in the real world, do companies continue […]

THE HIRING SQUAD: How Talent Can Help Create an Enduring National Real Estate Company

In this executive Q&A, Jana Turner, principal at RETS Associates, a leading national real estate recruiting firm, and Melissa Labor, Director of Human Resources and Culture at Granite Properties, a privately held real estate investment and management company, discuss the process of unifying a firm of five offices through its people. Labor shares details on […]


NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Real estate companies can learn a lot from employees during exit interviews and satisfaction surveys to determine if they’re doing all they can to retain talent, RETS Associates principal Jana Turner tells GlobeSt.com. Turner says real estate talent is so scarce right now that hiring companies are struggling to secure new hires even with market-rate compensation packages. In […]

Population And Job Growth Lead To More Industrial Sales

FORT WORTH—Strong population increases, job growth, residential development and a pro-business climate continue to drive the market’s industrial sector. Properties with large footprints, fully leased to credit tenants are the norm, leading to a substantial increase in investment sales throughout the DFW metro. Two such examples are typified in the recent $70 million sale of […]


Commercial real estate hiring is back in a big way, according to RETS Associates principal Kent Elliott (second from the right). While the industry struggled during the credit crisis and the Great Recession, current market conditions make talent a precious commodity. The 20-year veteran of recruiting and real estate called the current labor situation an […]