Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2021, including Patti Gentry, senior vice president at JLLIn celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2021 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2021 dinner and reception.

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Today’s spotlight: Patti Gentry

Senior vice president


Gentry is a senior vice president and associate broker in the commercial real estate industry who, for 35 years, has utilized her expertise in an ever-changing healthcare environment. As one of the premier real estate transactions experts in the country, she has a working knowledge of the challenges and issues facing boards of healthcare companies.

Lesson learned in 2020: “I’ve had a long and dynamic career in commercial real estate, but nothing could have prepared me – or anyone –for the past year.  The pandemic taught me just how capable I am of responding to crises beyond my control.  That included quickly pivoting with the right strategies for my clients and always showing empathy the most important ability in any relationship.”

Source of pride: “I am most proud of the relationships I’ve cultivated as a successful commercial real estate broker and my commitment to always stay involved in the Phoenix community.  As the first woman named as board chair of the Barrow Neurological Institute and more recently as vice chair of the Valleywise Health Foundation, I have been able to collaborate and share opportunities with many.”

Surprising fact: “I come from a family of six girls, no boys, and each of my sisters is a strong and successful woman in their own right and with their own achievements.”