New England Chapter of CoreNet to honor Keliher with President’s Award

March 31, 2023 - Retail
Cynthia Keliher

Boston, MA Maureen Rystrom, president of the New England Chapter of CoreNet Global, has selected corporate real estate attorney and long-time CoreNet member Cynthia Keliher as the recipient of the Doug Noonan President’s Award. The hand-picked honor will be presented to Keliher at the chapter’s annual Awards of Excellence Gala on April 27th, at the Westin Boston Seaport District.

“As a leading corporate real estate attorney, Cynthia has left her stamp on nearly every major corporate real estate transaction in the greater Boston area,” said Rystrom, who is also vice president of marketing and a partner at J.Calnan & Associates. “She is the kind of quiet, humble leader that leaves an indelible mark on everyone she works with and has helped shape our Chapter into the powerhouse it has become.”

As a partner at McCarter & English, Keliher is co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice group and a member of the firm’s executive and compensation committees. She focuses a great deal of her practice on leasing, representing landlords and tenants in complex ground, retail, office, headquarters, and data center leases. Her work also includes advising corporations on their global leasing portfolios.

Keliher is very active in the corporate real estate community, particularly in CoreNet Global. She is a past president of the New England Chapter and helped launch a number of chapter initiatives, including its very successful Leadership 2.0 program, which provides leadership training for the typically under-served “middle management” professional level. She is also a past president of New England Women in Real Estate, a non-profit that promotes the advancement of women within the commercial real estate industry.

CoreNet Global New England’s Doug Noonan President’s Award honors an individual or company for their extraordinary contributions to CoreNet Global and the New England Chapter. The award is named in honor and memory of Doug Noonan, a past president of the New England Chapter and long-time champion of the organization and corporate real estate community. The President’s Award is not necessarily given every year, but rather, awarded at the president’s discretion.



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