Women making waves in Miami CRE

Commercial real estate has historically been a man’s game, but women have made significant inroads in recent years — not just in sales, leasing and development, but also in other disciplines that comprise the field, including finance, legal, development, insurance and engineering.

“We’re finding that there are so many more women coming into this type of career than there were five years ago. A lot more. I can safely say it’s doubled,” said Karyl Argamasilla, president of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Miami and an attorney in Bilzin Sumberg’s real estate group.

CREW Miami offers a mentoring program with education partners the University of Miami and Florida International University in which members talk to students in all real estate-related disciplines (e.g., MBA, law, architecture). Argamasilla noted that “when we started five years ago, it was always men. There may have been one or two women in the audience, and they would really stand out. But now it’s more like half and half.” Scroll through The Real Deal’s slideshow to learn about the women who made waves in the Miami commercial real estate arena in 2014.

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