Spotlights

2020 Women in Real Estate: Shelly Gouin, Senior Vice President at Webster Bank

How has your involvement in CREW Boston impacted your career? My involvement in CREW Boston has steadily increased over the past five years or so and I’ve learned that the more I give to CREW

2020 Women in Real Estate: Liz von Goeler, Principal at Sasaki

What books, blogs, podcasts, resources or influencers would you recommend to women? There are so many voices telling women what to do and in so many different ways – lean in, lean out, do this, DON’T do that

2020 Women in Real Estate: Despina Hixon, AVP CRE Lender at Needham Bank

Who inspired you to join the CRE Industry? My first introduction to the commercial real estate industry was through an internship the summer after my sophomore year of college.

2020 Women in Real Estate: Amy Korté, President at Arrowstreet

strong>What books, blogs, podcasts, resources or influencers would you recommend to women? Books (and other essays) I’d recommend for women (and men!) in the industry include “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein

2020 Women in Real Estate: Kate Moran Carter, Shareholder/Director at Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Weist & Garner P.C.

How has your involvement in CREW Boston impacted your career? CREW Boston has provided me a distinct platform from which I can expand my network and develop my own professional identity separate and apart from my colleagues.

2020 Women in Real Estate: Rachael Diharce, Principal at IRD Advisors

What recent project or transaction are you most proud of? Starting my own company. I couldn’t be more excited to be doing what I love, leasing commercial retail, and working for myself.

2020 Women in Real Estate: Susan Shelby, CPSM, FSMPS, President & CEO at Rhino PR

Who inspired you to join the CRE Industry? My public relations (PR) roots began in the high-tech world but my husband and I were both laid off during the “dot com crash” in 2001.

2020 Women in Real Estate: Jen Joudrey, Office Manager/Production Coordinator at Tecta America New England

What is the best advice you have received, and who was it from? “Everyone is replaceable, and don’t remain stagnant. Continue to grow and learn, and make yourself more marketable.”

2020 Women in Real Estate: Daria Bukesova, Architect at R E Dinneen Architects

What books, blogs, podcasts, resources or influencers would you recommend to women? I am very inspired by the Rich Roll podcast, his personal story and the type of people he invites on his show.

2020 Women in Real Estate: Laura Mintz, CCIM, CPM, Senior Property Manager at Hobbs Brook Management

Who inspired you to join the CRE Industry? My family. I come from a real estate family and my grandfather was a developer in Maine and New Hampshire, and he started a construction company focused on building out retail spaces.