2016 Successful Women in CRE Panel: Women in Construction

On Thursday August 11th, CREW Chicago hosted its monthly luncheon at Morton’s Steakhouse on Wacker Drive in collaboration with the Chicago Association of REALTORS® CommercialForum, the Women’s Council of REALTORS®, and the Goldie Initiative as the Successful Women in Commercial Real Estate series highlighted Executive Women in Construction for a sold out audience of 100+ attendees. Deena Zimmerman of SVN Chicago moderated the powerhouse panel, which featured Shannon Mangiameli, a senior project manager at Lincoln Property Company, as well as a Goldie Scholar; Kristin Rosebrough, Senior Project Architect and Associate Principal at Perkins + Will; and Rosemary Swierk, President of Direct Steel and Construction. Paramount to the discussion were the opportunities for, as well as the challenges of, a career in Construction. The panelists tackled topics ranging from how they got into construction and amusing anecdotes about “educating the players” during a deal, to trends in office/industrial buildouts, agreeing that clients are asking for amenities and collaborative spaces. The event was generously sponsored by Greater Illinois Title Company. Click HERE for the full gallery of event photos.