Kelsey Padgham:

WX, in association with the Cornell Center for Real Estate and FinanceCornell Real Estate Women, and Cornell’s Baker Program in Real Estate, presents WX: New York Women Executives in Real Estate Panel Discussion. WX is an invitation-only association of executive-level women actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in New York. WX’s diverse membership includes owners, developers, brokers, architects, engineers, bankers, and lawyers. Distinguished executives from the association will share their experiences and strategies for achieving success, as well as some of the unique challenges they have faced as women working in the industry.  The discussion will be moderated by Mary MacAusland, senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration.

Cornell is pleased to feature Ana Bertuna as part of the 2017 WX Panel Discussion. For nearly three decades, Ana Bertuna (AIA) has channeled her business acumen and eye for design into transforming the built environment in New York City. Currently a Senior Director at Tishman Speyer, Bertuna oversees the QPRD residential development. Before joining Tishman Speyer, Bertuna served as Vice President of Design and Construction at Related Companies where she worked on high profile commercial and residential projects, including the iconic Time Warner Center and Hudson Yards developments in Manhattan. A licensed architect, Bertuna began her career as an Associate at the prominent architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill before transitioning into development. Outside of the office, Bertuna has volunteered as an active member of the ACE Mentor Program, preparing high school students for careers in design and construction. She also serves on the Scholarship Committee of WX, vetting applications from budding female leaders in real estate. Bertuna is a graduate of Pratt Institute.

Bertuna’s background in international investments and development will undoubtedly provide key insights for those in attendance this week. The students and faculty of Cornell are pleased to welcome her.

 

 

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