The world of commercial real estate can be extremely competitive but also very rewarding. Every year, Connect Media hosts its annual Women in Real Estate Awards where they select 50 of the most influential women in the industry who have exemplified remarkable talent, drive, leadership and new ideas. This year, three of Cushman & Wakefield’s female leaders were included on the list: Marla Maloney, Sandra Boyle and Vicki Noonan.
President, Asset Services, Americas
Marla is an impactful leader with a proven track record of growing the Asset Services business and leading her teams to excellence. With her expertise in property management and overall leadership, Marla has been a key driver of M&A activity, adding many talented professionals to the firm and creating a cohesive culture centered around client satisfaction. From 2014-2017, the Asset Services platform’s total managed square footage grew 75%, with more than 100 million square feet added in 2017 alone.
How is she so successful you ask? Marla believes in passing down her “CEO of the property” mentality to her teams, instilling in them a sense of ownership. This ensures client satisfaction and tenant retention, which in turn creates a winning strategy for Cushman & Wakefield’s Asset Services platform.
Senior Managing Director, Asset Services, Northern California
A motivational leader who gets the job done. This description fits Sandra Boyle well. The senior managing director for Asset Services in Northern California oversees 53.3 million square feet of assets across 11 counties. Sandra’s recipe for success includes effective leadership, clear communication, strong motivation and a well-rounded experience across various disciplines such as investment, brokerage, asset and property management and more.
Sandra also takes her winning mentality to the community and supports young and aspiring real estate professionals at the college level. She was the founding chair of BOMA San Francisco, a 501(c)(3) that supports commercial real estate workforce development by funding the placement of curriculum in local colleges and universities.
Managing Principal, Chicago Market Leader
Vicki Noonan possesses several powerful tools that she utilizes regularly as she oversees the Chicago market. As one of Chicago’s most respected real estate executives, her creativity and ability to think outside of the box enables her to approach real estate issues with a strategic and unique edge.
Vicki oversees more than 125 brokers and 500 team members and has significantly elevated the Chicago market in the past few years. In her tenure, she has netted prestigious awards, attracted top broker talent, helped expand the market’s investor services offerings and has driven strategic client engagement. As a proponent of gender equality and an advocate of women, Vicki brings a winning combination of vibrancy and genuineness to an industry that is all too often focused on making deals.