Lexington Resident Barbara Elia of Cassidy Turley FHO Named One of Banker & Tradesman’s 2012 Women of FIRE
Elia Honored Alongside Local Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Leaders
BOSTON, Mass. (June 29, 2012) – CassidyTurley FHO, a leader in the commercial real estate services field with extensive experience in the greater Boston office market, today announced that Banker & Tradesman named Barbara Elia, Senior Managing Director, Principal one of the 2012 Women of FIRE, an annual award honoring the key female players in the local finance, insurance and real estate sectors. This is the second annual Women of FIRE award, which celebrates the best and brightest women in the Massachusetts FIRE industries.
“We searched for the best of the best - those women who are making a difference through innovation, hard work, team-building, philanthropy, mentoring or leadership – and these women demonstrate these exemplary qualities,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.
In her role with Cassidy Turley FHO, Barbara leads a 10-person group of professionals who provide lease administration, lease audit, research and marketing services to the Boston office’s corporate clients.
"It is an honor to be recognized as one of Banker & Tradesman’s Women of FIRE recipients," said Elia. "Especially in an industry traditionally dominated by males, it’s great to stand alongside such accomplished businesswomen.”
Banker & Tradesman will honor Barbara and other recipients at the 2012 Women of FIRE Awards Luncheon on August 6 at the Hyatt Regency Boston hotel. Lisa Lynch, Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and former Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor, will give the keynote address, proving how determination and perseverance can lead to extraordinary accomplishments.
“Barbara represents all the characteristics of what a Women of FIRE stands for,” said Joe Fallon, Managing Partner of Cassidy Turley FHO. “She is a dedicated, hardworking leader who provides a great example for everyone at Cassidy Turley and throughout the FIRE sectors.”
Other Massachusetts FIRE leaders being
honored by Banker & Tradesman include:
Tami Bonnell - President, U.S., EXIT Realty
Hillary Burr - Senior Tax Manager, Wolf & Company, P.C.
Janelle Chan - Executive Director, Asian Community Development Corporation
Catherine Daume - Managing Director of Asset Management, The Davis Companies
Susan Gittelman - Executive Director, B’nai B’rith Housing
Christina Hill - Team Leader, Keller Williams Boston Northwest
Edie Hill - Operating Principal, Keller Williams Realty Boston Northwest
Svetlana Javakhyan - Vice President/Sales, Wolfson Cutler Real Estate
Marty Jones - President & CEO, MassDevelopment
Jae Junkunc - VP, Head of Strategic Risk, MassMutual Financial Group
Jane Lundquist - Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Delivery, Business Banking & Home Equity Lending, Rockland Trust
Betsy Magnuson - President/Owner, Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency
Cindy Merkle - Executive Vice President, Eastern Bank
Amy Mizner - Principal, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.
Brenda Reny - Chief Operating Officer/Managing Director, Daintree Advisors LLC
Elka Sachs - Partner, Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
Kimberly Steimle - Chief Marketing Officer & Chief People Officer, Suffolk Construction
Pat Villani - President, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England
Kathryn E. West - Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities, Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
About Cassidy Turley
Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 3,600 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. The company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $22 billion in 2011, manages 455 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 28,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit www.cassidyturley.com for more information about Cassidy Turley.