SAN FRANCISCO—“Women have made strong progress in advancing toleadership positions in commercial real estate,but our industry still lags many others in attracting women andsupporting their career growth.” That is according to COO ofBentall Kennedy US, Amy Price.Price was recently named one of sister publication Real EstateForum's Women of Influence.


“The commercial real estate industry is only now arriving at thepoint of creating career paths and defining senior leadership rolesthat provide the flexibility and opportunities to appeal morebroadly to women,” she says. “The gender gap is particularlyevident in the real estate investment management sector, whereconferences of top executives tend to be 90% composed of men.”


This is not merely a gender issue but a generational one, sheadds, as “many REIM leaders approach retirement age, theyacknowledge having done too little to bring up 'next generation'talent to succeed them. Since women now comprise nearly 60% ofuniversity graduates and receive 60% of master's degrees, there isnot just an opportunity but an urgent need for our industry toattract and promote women.”


To learn more about Price and what made the nominee stand out,check out the recent issue of RealEstate Forum.

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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.