CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network honored its 2018 Distinguished Leaders and Impact Award winners Oct. 18 and 19 at the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace in San Diego.
Sue Ansel and Hilary Provinse were named Distinguished Leaders—top executives in commercial real estate invited by the CREW Network board of directors to serve as advisors to the organization and women in the industry. Ansel and Provinse shared their insight, industry knowledge and paths to success at the Distinguished Leaders Roundtable on Friday morning.
Ansel is President and CEO of Gables Residential, a real estate company and privately held REIT specializing in the development, construction, ownership, acquisition, financing and management of multifamily and mixed-use communities. In her 25 plus years with Gables, she has held positions in acquisitions, development, and operations and has led important company initiatives including the advancement of real estate technology efforts and third-party client services.
Provinse joined Berkadia in 2018 as Executive Vice President and Head of Mortgage Banking, and as a member of Berkadia’s Management Committee. In this role, she oversees a team of 130 mortgage bankers located in 31 offices across the U.S., serving clients across all multifamily and commercial channels with expertise in senior housing and healthcare, hotels and hospitality, student housing, affordable housing and manufactured housing.
2018 Entrepreneurial Spirit Impact Award Honoree
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Impact Award honors a CREW Network member who has achieved a unique career success or milestone as the result of taking a risk.
CREW Metro Omaha’s Amanda Bogner, Energy Studio President, led her team through a calculated two-year process to eliminate 40 percent of their revenue to do more professionally fulfilling work. In 2016, she made the decision to discontinue LEED reviews, which led to 0 percent revenue in this business line; however, it allowed her firm to re-focus services to 100 percent energy modeling and other services. Since committing to this plan, the company has replaced 100 percent of the LEED revenue with more satisfying energy modeling work that is their core competency. The company is on track for its highest revenues to date in 2018.