HNTB Holds Networking Event for Minority and Women-Owned Companies

The Denver office of HNTB — an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors — recently hosted a networking event for minority- and women-owned enterprises and disadvantaged businesses in the area. More than 65 people with 26 firms attended the event. HNTB staff facilitated introductions between the firm and …


Celebrating Women in Construction Week

By Katie Rapone, editor Since 1953, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has been advocating for women in the construction industry and helping create a support network for those women in the field. Women in Construction Week, March 7-13, was started to highlight women as a vital part …


Survey: 71% Agree Opportunities for Women in Construction are Increasing

In celebration of Women In Construction Week being held March 7-13, The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and Safe Site Check In today announced the results of a workforce survey of more than 700 women in construction, who answered questions about the opportunities for women in construction, workplace equality …


Q&A with Liz McDonald, Principal of Johnson Nathan Strohe

Liz McDonald, principal at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, is a dynamic leader known for designing and delivering spaces that achieve the perfect balance of creativity and practicality. As the firm’s youngest principal, she oversees the firm’s multifamily division, leading projects that are at the forefront of housing trends. Facts about Liz: Married …


Reaping the Benefits of Diversity in Lighting Design

By Sarah Erickson, principal, partner, LS Group This past year has come with tremendous change. From the Denver market to the global stage, there have been countless opportunities within the commercial real estate industry to show our resilience and ingenuity. With a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and …


Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021: ULI Report

By Katie Rapone, editor Mile High CRE The Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2021 report highlights the trends shaping the real estate industry. The report, which includes proprietary data and insights from more than 1,600 leading real estate industry experts, explores how COVID-19 accelerated many existing trends …


‘Empowered Women, Empower Women,’ says Denver Law Firm

By Nicole Ament, shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck When addressing the gender leadership gap, there is wisdom in the phrase, “it takes a village.” I’ve held a variety of leadership roles during my 20 years as an attorney at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Currently I chair Brownstein’s nationally recognized Real Estate Department and …

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Addressing Female Diversity in Real Estate: Is it a Pipeline Problem?

By Becky Zimmermann, president of Design Workshop March celebrates Women’s History Month which gives us a great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the efforts that have been made over the years to help women open doors and claim a seat at the table. It’s also a time to see what we …

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Diversity in the Workforce: Claim Your Seat and Encourage Others to Claim Theirs

by Sheila Zappanti, PHR, Human Resources Manager, R&R Engineers-Surveyors, Inc. A company’s culture must be clear and deliberate, with one of the most important factors being its diversity culture. Like it or not, everyone has some level of unconscious bias around hiring and promoting staff. It is critical for a company to not …


Let’s Change the Conversation: The Importance of Mentorship and Taking Risks for Women in CRE

By Cara Stamp, research analyst, Avison Young “I’d like to see the rhetoric change.” That was the answer Dawn McCombs — principal and lead industrial broker in the Avison Young Denver office — gave when asked what she’d like to see done about the advancement of women in commercial real estate. “Women …