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Karen Cusmano


Veris Residential

Helped Veris complete a sale of 36 office buildings at a deal consideration of $1 billion

Committed to UN Global Compact, received training in Women Empowerment initiatives

During her 30-year career, Karen Cusmano has influenced many in the industry across many facets of office and residential real estate – including property operations, sustainability, finance and investments, as well as acquisitions and dispositions. Her ability to connect people, build high-performance teams, and accomplish objectives across job functions and properties helped lead to her recent promotion to the position of Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability and ESG at the newly rebranded Veris Residential.

Before her promotion, Cusmano served as Veris’ Senior Vice President of Asset Management. In that role, she worked alongside the investment team to complete the sale of more than 36 office buildings spanning approximately six million square feet and yielding $1 billion in net sale proceeds.

She takes an active role in Veris Residential’s commitment to the UN Global Compact and has received training from the organization’s SDG Ambition Accelerator and Women Empowerment initiatives. She is working to bring equal gender representation to all levels of management across the organization. She also works to address the gender pay gap and is actively involved with the Veris Residential Women’s Leadership Network. Her community endeavors include participation in Habitat for Humanity’s annual Women’s Leadership Build.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Karen Cusmano as one of Connect CRE’s New York & Tri-State 2022 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.


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