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Accelerating the Advancement of Women in Commercial Real Estate

  • October 30, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Virtual Platform



Join Indiana’s leading commercial real estate organizations including IndyCREW, BOMA, ULI, CCIM and CREA-IN virtually as we join together to discuss this very important topic.  Businesses benefit by having more women in senior leadership roles, yet women remain underrepresented in all facets of commercial real estate leadership, C-suites and boards.  A recent industry research white paper, Accelerating the Advancement of Women in Commercial Real Estate, examines three areas where women continue to be underrepresented in the industry—the talent pipeline; senior executive leadership; and at the corporate board level—and presents an action guide to advance women in each of these critical career areas. Panelists from each partner organization will be represented to share their personal experiences with these obstacles and how their companies are responding to these important issues.  We will also explore the unique barriers women of color face in advancing, and strategies to ensure all women have equal access to opportunities, pay and recognition.  Read the white paper...

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Our Speakers:

Trinity Hart - Managing Director, Storie Co. Development & Chair for Mission Advancement, ULI Indiana

In Trinity's tenure in commercial real estate development, she has played a fundamental role in the development of over $150 million in community impact projects consisting of urban infill (mixed-use, multi-family, office, retail and creative space) and adaptive reuse.  The native Oregonian earned a Master’s in Historic Preservation from Ball State University and a Real Estate Finance and Development certificate from MIT. Prior to obtaining her graduate degree, she lived and worked in South Korea and Japan.  She is skilled in managing all facets of the development process, from site selection and entitlement through project delivery, embodying the integrity that’s ingrained in everything she does. Talk with Trinity, and you’ll immediately become aware of the special place in her heart for adaptive reuse of historic structures and infill development that respects the character of communities. When she isn’t focused on transforming neighborhoods, you’ll find her experiencing the world through travel, reading, running, and playing in the snow. 

Jacque Haynes, CCIM - Senior Associate, Midland Atlantic Properties

With over 30 years in real estate, Jacque is a leader in the Indianapolis CRE field.  She has served on multiple industry boards and committees, including the CCIM Indiana Board of Directors, ICBR Committees, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and as co-chair for the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.  Read full bio...

Rob Hall - Associate Broker, JLL

As an associate within the Integrated Portfolio Services group at JLL, Rob is responsible for strategic planning and account management for a wide range of corporate and industrial real estate users. Rob coordinates services from across the JLL platform to provide his clients with a scalable, comprehensive real estate solution including transaction management (dispositions and acquisitions), project & development services, supply chain optimization, capital markets, facilities management, lease administration, and business & economic development incentives. Rob is also involved in delivering integrated real estate solutions as well as helping corporate and commercial end users optimize their real estate portfolios.  Prior to JLL, Rob was a Humanities and Language Arts teacher at Charles A. Tindley/Vision Academy.  He earned his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated from DePauw University.  Real full bio...

Deb Olinger, CCIM - Appraiser, First Appraisal Group, Inc.

Deb Olinger has over 30 years of real estate experience as both a broker and appraiser.  She earned the prestigious CCIM designation in 2007 and is a board member of the Indiana CCIM Chapter. She is also a licensed real estate instructor for the state of Indiana and has taught real estate courses since 1987.   Deb is active in her community and a member of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Bloomington Incorporated and the Indiana University Alumni Association. 

Kert Toler - Senior Vice President, Stenz Corporation

Kert Toler is a Senior Vice President with Stenz Corporation.  Prior to Stenz, Kert was a Senior Property Manager with Newmark Knight Frank Halakar.  In his spare time, he coaches youth soccer and serves on the Joseph Maley Foundation board of directors.  

Our Moderator and Content Expert, Karla Burck - Vice President - Acquisitions, KCG Development

Karla is the Vice President of Acquisitions, responsible for acquiring General Partnership interests in existing LIHTC properties, fee simple existing and expiring LIHTC properties as well as other properties with affordable rents.

With over 15 years in the affordable housing industry, Karla began her affordable housing career with the Indiana Housing Finance Authority, now the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA). In her role as the Allocations Manager, Karla was responsible for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Tax Exempt Bond Programs. Karla left IHCDA to work for a national Low Income Housing Syndicator where she concentrated on repositioning troubled assets. Things came full circle for Karla when she accepted a position as the Vice President of Acquisitions for a national affordable housing development company, Herman & Kittle Properties. During her tenure with HKP, Karla closed over 40 partnership interests, representing 3,500 units across 13 states, and played an integral role in correcting property management and compliance related issues.

Karla earned a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She was recognized as one of AHF’s 2015 Young Leaders, has participated on and facilitated conference panel discussions at Affordable Housing Conferences such as NCSHA and IPED, and serves on the Board of Directors for IndyCREW. She was an active member of the 2019 CREW Network Industry Research Committee that helped develop the white paper discussed during the webinar.  Karla currently lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband and two children.  

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