Commercial/Multifamily Briefs, March 23, 2023

“Gaining Leaders, Originators and Women in Commercial Real Estate” Podcast Highlights Women in Commercial Real Estate

A new podcast, GLOW CRE, launched this week to look at being a woman working in commercial real estate, a sector that has been historically dominated by men.

Hosted by Pharrah Jackson and Pamela van Os, two CRE finance industry veterans, the show will delve into how women can succeed in the CRE industry.

GLOW CRE, which stands for “Gaining Leaders, Originators and Women in Commercial Real Estate,” seeks to advance equity for women in the industry by discussing how some of the industry’s most successful women got to where they are in their careers, and by fostering an open dialogue about the challenges and opportunities women face in the CRE sector.

Hosts Jackson and van Os, both with backgrounds in multifamily credit underwriting and loan production, want to encourage women to pursue careers in CRE finance and hope to bring light to the many types of industry roles available that can bring both personal and professional fulfillment.

Berkadia Acquires BlueSuit’s Technology Platform 

Berkadia, New York, acquired BlueSuit’s technology platform, an AI-driven data extraction solution, specific to commercial real estate documents. 

Members of BlueSuit will join Berkadia and report to Chief Technology Officer Gary Mumford.

“While many of our competitors are reducing investments in order to get short-term cost savings in today’s environment, Berkadia continues to take the long view,” said Berkadia CEO Justin Wheeler. “As a privately held company, we have the strength to continue to make smart investments in people and technology which will positively impact on our long-term growth.” He noted Berkadia has worked closely with BlueSuit for years on the BeEngaged program.