Amanda CarrollJennifer BuschLinda ChristensenMarlena DemenusCara FaskeJenny FreemanSkye GruenMadeline JulianJennifer MurphyMelissa PessinAmy RosenthalJenifer Steig
A Special Edition from Sokol Media SPRING 2016
PIONEERING WOMEN INREAL ESTATE
RITU VIJTurner & Townsend
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As Senior Vice President and Director of Healthcare at Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Jenny Freeman is undertaking some of the most intricate hospital projects within a firm that is also committed to encouraging a stronger community for women in the construction industry.
As the Associate Director Project Management for Turner & Townsend, Ritu Vijs corporate real estate projects, from Time Warner to the New York Marriott, represent some of the most notable in New York City
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Langan Engineerings launch of Women@Langan has created a culture of mentoring and support for women at all levels.
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Come learn how Lendlease is increasing its firm-wide dedication to promoting women to higher levels of leadership.
WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES THROUGHTHE POWER OF DESIGNGensler proudly supports the 15th Annual Pioneering Women in Real Estate Awards Gala and congratulates our very own Amanda Carroll, and all of this years honorees.
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The Last FrontierIt is clear that while the real estate industry is still one that is male-dominated, particularly in the areas of construction, architecture and engineering, strides are being made, and successes are being parlayed, into an increasing number of programs to promote women into higher positions.
Just consider Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Langan Engineering, and Lendlease, three major firms that are spearheading dedicated efforts
to support and promote women within their ranks, understanding that ones abilities and accomplishments should not be based on gender.
Further, there are many benefits to pairing those who are newer to the field with those who are more seasoned, as demonstrated when mentors are paired with mentees. It is for this reason that our firm is launching a Mentoring Program where more experienced professional women will mentor recent college graduates to help them navigate the field, toward maximizing their success.
So Thank You to all of the individuals and firms that support, and exemplify, progress for women in our industry. We are pleased to honor each of you, and know that this is only the beginning.
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P IONEERING WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE 2016 HONOREE
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Program/Project Management | Estimating & Cost Management | Project Controls
Congratulations to our own Ritu Vij, a 2016 Pioneering Women in Real Estate
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an Associate Director of Project Management at Turner & Townsend Inc.s New York office, and currently in the role of Program Manager Americas for a leading Global Asset Management Firms Corporate Real Estate Design & Construction group, Ritu Vij has demonstrated herself as an accomplished, results-oriented corporate real estate management professional with over 20 years of experience managing projects globally for Fortune 1000 companies.
Her deep expertise in strategic real estate planning, proj-ect controls & management, risk management, consul-tant & contractor management, workplace planning & architectural design, and regulatory compliance is an excellent fit for Turner & Townsend, the largest inde-pendent Project and Cost Management organization globally. Leading Global Asset Management Firm
In an effort to meet ongoing growth the firms Design & Construction Group restructured last year itself into a Regional Project delivery Model with each regional PMO (Program Management Office) being managed by an outsourced provider. At the same time, a Project Controls Group was created to standardize and drive consistency across the firms project management and project delivery processes globally. The firm hired Turner & Townsend to run the PMO for the Americas region as well as provide a team to fully support the Project Controls Group. Ritu leads this important assignment onsite with the client along with her team.
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As Program Managers for the Americas, Turner & Townsend is responsible for management of a multi-million dollar annual budget spend for the implementation of all real estate projects across mul-tiple locations in the region. Under Ritus direction, her team fulfils all requests for space alterations, office fit-out projects and moves at both existing & new locations. In this role since Q1 2015, her team also provides project management services as well as develops and implements space & design standards for all offices in the region. As part of the Global Project Controls Group, Turner & Townsend is responsible for capital planning, process standardization, data collection and financial reporting for supporting the firms large global real estate portfolio which includes properties in most of the major business centres worldwide.
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Over the past year we have made key contributions in driving consistency in design standards & project implementation processes in the region as well as significantly improving the groups budget management and forecasting abilities.
Time Warner, Inc.
Another project Turner & Townsend is currently managing is the Time Warner NYC corporate headquarters relocation to Hudson Yards. Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertain-ment with businesses in television networks, film and TV enter-tainment interests and publishing, has acquired approximately 1.4 million square feet of office space at 30 Hudson Yards and plans to move approximately 5,000 employees from its corporate operations as well as its HBO, CNN, Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. entities - consolidating the divisions under one roof for the firs