MaryAnne Gilmartin MaryAnne Gilmartin, CEO at L&L MAG/photo by Michael Dames

NEW YORK CITY—“What does it mean to be in global business today in the 21st century?” moderator MaryAnne Gilmartin, the CEO at L&L MAG and former CEO of Forest City Ratner, asked the speakers at a Fordham Real Estate Institute panel. The discussion was titled “Lessons Learned on the Front Line from Iconic Women in Real Estate.”

“It’s OK to be way over your skis. Maybe stay away from the cliffs but it’s OK to be over your skis,” said Kathleen Donovan, managing director, real estate finance group at UBS. “If you’re not leaning in or leaning over, it’s just boring, and you’re just not going to be on the hill. You’re going to be staying plateaued.”

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Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

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