CREFC Women’s Network

Annelise Osborne, Managing Partner, Osborne Capital Partners, LLC
Christine Patterson, Principal, Real Estate Debt Strategies, The Blackstone Group


  • Enhance the visibility, profile, and advancement of women in the commercial real estate finance industry.
  • Provide a structured platform within CREFC dedicated to women's initiatives.
  • Provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, and development of professional women. 

Get Involved

Become a member of the CREFC Women’s Network and be a party to all communications regarding upcoming networking and programming events.

Sign-up for the CREFC Women's Network (members only)

View the CREFC Women's Network Roster (members only)

Host / Sponsor a Women’s Network Program or Event

Please review our Event Planner webpage for details and to host/submit an event idea to CREFC.

Join a Committee

If you  would like to get more involved, please join a committee during the sign-up process:

Community Outreach – Co-Chairs: Barbara Duka; Lindsey Wright, C-III Asset Management
Networking – Co-Chairs:  Leslie Hayton, Wells Fargo; Kate Madine
Professional Development – Co-Chairs: Meagan Leary, Duane Morris LLP; Laura Swihart, Dechert; Jenna Unell, C-III Asset Management
Speakers List  - Chair: Marguerite Brogan, Park Praedium LLC; Stephanie Petosa, Fitch Ratings; Kenda Tomes, Stinson Leonard Street

  • Administration – Co Chairs: Susan Neuberg, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Marci Schmerler, Carlton Fields
  • Communications Training – Co Chairs: Jane Hinton, Akerman LLP; Janine Santoro, Townhouse Partners
  • Liaison – Co Chairs: Tricia Hall, AIG Investments; Anna Glick, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Joan Sapinsley, Resource Real Estate, Inc.


Join the CREFC Women’s Network LinkedIn Group to stay connected

CREFC Women's Network Social Media Policy

CREFC Women's Network Advisory Board

Margie Custis, Principal Global Investors
Kim Diamond
Annemarie DiCola, Trepp
Anna Glick, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Greta Guggenheim, TPG Real Estate Finance Trust
Tricia Hall, AIG Investments
Lainie Kaye, Deutsche Bank Securities
Zanda Lynn, Fitch Ratings
Kara McShane, Wells Fargo Securities
Debra Morgan, BlackEagle Real Estate Partners
Annelise Osborne, Osborne Capital Partners, LLC
Christine Patterson, The Blackstone Group
Stephanie Petosa, Fitch Ratings
Joan Sapinsley, Resource Real Estate
Jan Sternin, Berkadia
Kenda Tomes, Stinson Leonard Street
Teresa Zien

Sponsorship Opportunity
2017 Annual Conference - 
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Upcoming Women's Network Events