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L.A. Women Real Estate Execs Comment on Equality, Empowerment & Opportunity

Folks at DB&R Marketing Communications have compiled a worthy list of women leaders in the Los Angeles market to help celebrate Women’s History Month. DB&R came at this list with its scope, focus and continuing interest being rooted in the expansion of equality, empowerment and opportunity. The excellent writing and reporting below are from DB&R, with our thanks.

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“As a woman in real estate with a nontraditional background, I was excited to see the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) and the Robert Toigo Foundation create a program catered to young women with unique educational backgrounds. The NAIC PARADIGM CHANGERS Undergraduate and Graduate Internship Program aims to disrupt how the industry sources talent and provide education and internship opportunities to women studying various academic disciplines. Brasa Capital is a proud inaugural partner of PARADIGM CHANGERS and we look forward to hosting our second intern this summer. I am thankful to work at a company that saw my potential and one that sees that of the next generation of women taking a nonlinear path towards real estate.”

Alexis Lewis, Vice President, Investments

Brasa Capital, Los Angeles 

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“It is very important for the real estate industry that women in leadership positions focus on mentoring and uplifting the next generation of women in the industry but also find ways to influence more women to join the industry. While there aren’t many women in leadership roles in real estate compared to our male counterparts, we can improve this by making sure our young women have strong mentors and strong role models. As leaders we need to be the ones to reach out to young women and let them know we support them and will help them. They are often afraid to ask so let’s be proactive and reach out to them.”

Tammi Warner, Managing Director, Transactions and Underwriting

TruAmerica Multifamily, Los Angeles 

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“I think one of the areas that I find very important in the real estate industry is to make the effort to empower women. The world is evolving and our industry includes more women across more roles at all levels than ever before. In my eyes, it is important for women to know that their work, their voice, their efforts matter. I truly believe this is much more common than in the past. I know that I am lucky to work with a team that believes in the importance of empowering women and that my opinion matters. One thing I strive to do through leadership roles in the industry (Co-Chairing Springboard Conference, Active board member of PREA Rising Leaders, etc.) and managing within Mesa West, is to speak to hard work paying off and leading by example. It is easy to get lost in the “old ways of the boys club” but I believe it is up to senior management to lead by example of empowering women and for women to believe it.”

Jessica Hobbs, Head of Business Development 

Mesa West Capital, Los Angeles

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