IRVINE, CA—“Cyclical trends will undoubtedly reverse, butpossible secular trends—fewer feet per employee, emergingpreferences in space design, internet competition for retailers,etc.—could have longer term impacts.” So says DanielleGallinaro, director of strategic planning and analysis atthe Irvine Co.


“From a macro perspective, faster flows of information,increased visibility, and big data will have a meaningful impact tothe efficiency of the market,” says the recently chosen RealEstate Forum's “Tomorrow's Leaders” of SouthernCalifornia.


Gallinaro, who has been in the business for nine years, movedfrom Chicago to Southern California four years ago after completionof her MBA “for the opportunity to work with a highly regardedcompany and talented team, in a region with a dynamic real estatemarket and strong network of young professionals.”


When asked about rising to the top, Gallinaro says thatcontinuous learning, demonstrated leadership, and a strong networkare the three attributes that will contribute to success inSouthern California's commercial real estate market.


Be sure to check out the June issue of Real EstateForum for more on what made this nominee stand out and more onher rise to the top.

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Natalie Dolce

Natalie Dolce, editor-in-chief of and GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, is responsible for working with editorial staff, freelancers and senior management to help plan the overarching vision that encompasses, including short-term and long-term goals for the website, how content integrates through the company’s other product lines and the overall quality of content. Previously she served as national executive editor and editor of the West Coast region for and Real Estate Forum, and was responsible for coverage of news and information pertaining to that vital real estate region. Prior to moving out to the Southern California office, she was Northeast bureau chief, covering New York City for Her background includes a stint at InStyle Magazine, and as managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper. In her career, she has also covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel,, and Co-Ed magazine. Dolce has also freelanced for a number of publications, including and Museums New York magazine.