Christine Lezette, Operations Director at Atlantic Environmental Solutions, (far left), with members of the firm's staff. Christine Lezette, OperationsDirector at Atlantic Environmental Solutions, (far left), withmembers of the firm's staff.

HOBOKEN, NJ—Increasingly, women are breakinggender stereotypes and stepping into historically male-dominatedfields, and the commercial real estate industry is no exception. Infact, women occupy many senior vice president, managing directorand partner roles today and are more satisfied with their careersuccess than ever before, according to a recent benchmark study bythe Commercial Real Estate Women network.

Today, women in CRE have made tremendous inroads, includingstarting and running lucrative companies. In fact, theCREW study suggests that in many aspects, womenhave achieved equal or close-to-equal standing to men in theindustry.

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Steve Lubetkin is the New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for He is currently filling in covering Chicago and Midwest markets until a new permanent editor is named. He previously filled in covering Atlanta. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. His audio and video work for has been honored by the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute. Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies. Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC. Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996. Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional. You can email Steve at [email protected].