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Posted August 29th 2014

Real Estate Forum magazine selects four CCIMs as women of distinction in the industry.

CCIM Institute congratulates Cate Agnew, CCIM, Glynnis Fisher-Levitt, CCIM, Jean Kane, CCIM, and Cynthia Shelton, CCIM, who were selected as 2014 Women of Influence by ALM Media’s Real Estate Forum magazine. Agnew, Fisher-Levitt, and Shelton were highlighted among 60 of the industry’s most influential women in real estate, and Kane was one of nine women profiled in the “Hall of Fame,” which recognizes long-time contributions to commercial real estate.

Cate Agnew, CCIM, FRICS, MAI, director with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Miami, provides real estate advisory services and consulting support for PwC’s national clients. With expertise in financial reporting/auditing, analytical portfolio modeling, due diligence, and valuation/appraisal, Agnew oversees multiple client engagement teams and creates staff training programs that include CCIM Institute courses. In the past 12 months she has valued several billion dollars in real estate for newly formed REITs ranging from office/industrial to special use.

As an advisor in one of the country’s largest corporate/commercial banking arenas, Glynnis Leavitt-Fisher, CCIM, Vice President and Real Estate Business Advisor for PNC Corporate Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, has leveraged her CCIM education to provide top-notch portfolio management, underwriting, loan production, and syndication service to clients. The CCIM skill set has allowed her to offer investors and developers unique perspective, particularly in how to manage risk. When her firm was acquired by PNC in 2012, Fisher-Leavitt’s focus shifted from large transactions to those centered around small investors. In 2013 her market generated more than $10 million in real estate investment loans.

Jean Kane, CCIM, CEO of Welsh and Colliers International in Minneapolis-St. Paul/Minnetonka, Minnesota, was recognized in Real Estate Forum’s “Hall of Fame” for her long-term accomplishments in commercial real estate. As the CEO of one of the Twin Cities’ largest firms, Kane oversees six commercial real estate divisions with more than 300 employees. In addition to her CCIM designation, Kane is active in NAIOP and currently serves as the organization’s chair – the third woman in history to hold this position. In her role, Kane visits NAIOP chapters across the country, sharing her goals, which include increasing diversity and ethnicity and encouraging more women to excel in the commercial real estate industry.

As a 35-year industry veteran, Cynthia Shelton, CCIM, director of investment sales at Colliers International in Orlando, Florida, has used her knowledge and networking expertise to advance the role of women in commcercial real estate. Shelton is one of two women to have served as president of the national CCIM Institute organization. She has also held the top office in the Florida CCIM Chapter and in the Florida Association of Realtors, which includes more than 110,000 members. Shelton’s business is focused on marketing and sales of single-tenant net lease investments and shopping centers in the Central Florida market. She also uses her vast range of industry experience as a senior instructor for the CCIM Institute.

Read Real Estate Forum’s July/August 2014 edition for the complete listing of this year’s Women of Influence.


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