There are many adjectives that could be used to describe all of the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2020: Innovative. Driven. Brilliant.

But that doesn’t mean they don’t all have secrets they keep mostly to themselves. Consider this surprising fact: “I would love to meet and have lunch with Snoop Dogg,” says Carrie Masters, COO at LGE Design Build.

But some little-known facts may actually be the secret to their success.

“I grew up on a dairy farm in Oregon and credit my strong work ethic to this experience — farmers don’t take vacations,” says Marina Hammersmith, senior vice president at ORION Investment Real Estate. “I was also fortunate to represent the Tillamook County Dairy Industry as Dairy Princess and spent much of my senior of high school year traveling the state, touting the benefits of dairy, and echoing the phrase, ‘Hey, baby, drink your milk.’”

The Most Influential Women in in Commercial Real Estate for 2020 will be featured on the cover of the July/August issue of AZRE magazine, along with editorial profiles inside the magazine. They will also be honored at a dinner and reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on September 15, 2020, at Chateau Luxe.

“We have taken precautions to create the greatest opportunity to honor the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate in a safe, relaxed, and celebratory environment,” AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie said.

Those precautions include: 

• Limiting the number of tickets sold

• Setting up sanitizing stations throughout the venue

• Reducing the number of tables set up in the venue and placing tables farther apart

• Reducing the number of people sitting at each table 

• Creating an indoor/outdoor networking to promote social distancing

• The venue will be sanitized one hour prior to the start of the event

For sponsorship opportunities for the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business dinner and reception, email Publisher Amy Lindsey. For information on tickets or with questions about the event, email Marketing and Events Manager Aseret Arroyo or call (602) 277-6045.

Beginning July 2, will be profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2020 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women dinner on September 15, 2020, so be sure to check back each day to meet these incredibly accomplished women.

The Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2020

Lisa Bentley, partner, McCarthy Nordburg

Tara Grenier, principal, Orcutt Winslow

Marina Hammersmith, senior vice president, ORION Investment Real Estate

Katie Haydon Perry, executive vice president, Haydon Building Corp.

Sheryl Hays, director of property management, Wentworth Property Company

Julie King, CEO, Harmon Electric

Gretchen Kinsella, Arizona Business Unit leader, DPR Construction

Carrie Masters, COO, LGE Design Build

Peggy R. Maxwell, senior vice president of property and facilities management, Plaza Companies

Jennifer May, co-founder, Two Sister Bosses

Kristine Millar, principal, Orcutt Winslow

Jackie Orcutt, senior vice president, CBRE

Jennifer Reynolds, principal, Ideation Design Group

Kim Soule, senior vice president, Colliers

Trisha Talbot, managing director, Newmark Knight Frank

Colleen Tebrake, co-founder, Two Sister Bosses

Daily Wright, principal, Orcutt Winslow