Dear RENEW Members,

First, it is with profound gratitude that we thank you for your support of RENEW. When we began this organization, our goal was to connect to women working in the commercial real estate finance industry. After our inaugural events in Atlanta and Washington, DC in November, we know RENEW will be able to do so much more than that. We believe that RENEW will become a network of the most talented women in our industry, and hope this group can serve as a resource to you throughout your career.

During our dinner meetings, discussions occurred regarding the state of the market, the new Fed chair, regulation, and interest rate speculation. We also deliberated the specific challenges faced as women in a largely male-dominated field. Gaining perspective from developers, lenders, brokers, and attorneys was informative and entertaining for all involved. We look forward to continuing the discussion at NMHC at our Happy Hour event at the Waldorf Astoria. We look forward to seeing you there!

As RENEW continues to grow, we will be creating several committees to assist with our various duties. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the board members below:

Programming / Special Events – Melissa Marcolini Quinn ( Membership – Nisha Bhatia (
Philanthropy / Education – Jessica Hansel (
Communications – Suzanne Jones (

Be sure to check out our website and like us on Facebook and LinkedIn regarding upcoming events.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible. Together, we are changing the face of commercial real estate finance.

We look forward to seeing you all in January! Warmly,

Sharon and Lisa

For a downloadable version of the newsletter, please click on the link: RENEW Newsletter Vol I December 2017