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Women in Real Estate 2018: English Dixon—Investor, Leader and Now Teacher

In the view of Collete English Dixon, there aren’t enough female role models in commercial real estate. She’s working on highlighting those that do exist, so that more women will be encouraged to pursue careers in male-dominated sectors, such as investment sales. With more than 30 years in investment management, she might do well to cite herself as such a role model.

At PGIM Real Estate, English Dixon oversaw the sale of more than 200 investment properties throughout the U.S., and before that sourced more than $2.75 billion of wholly-owned and joint venture investment opportunities across the Midwest. To all these transactions, she brought strategic decision-making and a willingness to fight for deals she believed in.

These are just a few of the reasons we chose English Dixon as one of the 2018 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect Media’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.

Her current role as executive director of Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate provides English Dixon with an opportunity to groom future CRE leaders. She serves as a mentor to students, and is passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge and expertise with younger generations. It’s in keeping with her longtime association with CREW Network, for which she served as national president in 2011.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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