Three Commercial Real Estate Executives Named 2019 CREW Network Distinguished Leaders

June 25, 2019
Written by: CREW Network

Contact: Laura Lewis, CREW Network

Lawrence, Kansas, USA (June 25, 2019) – Annemarie DiCola, Leslie Hale and Nathalie Palladitcheff have been named 2019 CREW Network Distinguished Leaders and will be featured speakers at the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace on Sept. 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Distinguished Leaders are top executives in commercial real estate invited by the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network board of directors to serve as advisors to the organization and women in the industry. Distinguished Leaders lead a candid discussion annually at the CREW Network convention to identify current issues in today’s market and the skills women need to advance in the industry.

“Our Distinguished Leaders are the most influential women and top thought leaders in our industry,” said CREW Network CEO Wendy Mann, CAE. “They represent the best and brightest who have achieved great success and are willing to share their stories to elevate and inspire others. We are honored to have them share their wisdom, insights and perspectives, and help us transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally.”

Annemarie DiCola

DiCola is chief executive officer of Trepp LLC, headquartered in New York City. She spearheads Trepp’s business as the global leader in the CMBS industry, and has expanded Trepp’s expertise and solutions offerings into the broader CRE finance, banking and corporate credit CLO sectors. Under DiCola’s leadership, Trepp has repeatedly received top billing as the Best CMBS Data Provider. She served as a member of the board of directors of the Gerber Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., until the recent $1.55 billion acquisition of Gerber by Western and Southern Financial Group.

Leslie Hale

Hale is president and chief executive officer of RLJ Lodging Trust, a leading hotel real estate investment trust headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Hale joined RLJ in 2005 and has held progressively senior roles—she was appointed to chief financial officer in 2007, chief operating officer in 2016 and chief executive officer in 2018. Hale helped successfully lead the initial public offering (IPO) of RLJ in 2011. In addition to RLJ, she serves on Macy’s board of directors and is a Howard University Trustee. Before joining RLJ, Hale held senior positions at GE, working in the Commercial Finance Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Strategic Capital groups.

Nathalie Palladitcheff

As President of Ivanhoé Cambridge, Palladitcheff is responsible for developing and ensuring the execution of the company’s global strategy and supervising the alignment of its investment and corporate activities. She also manages all activities related to finance in the company, as well as the human resources, legal affairs and information technologies teams. Palladitcheff joined Ivanhoé Cambridge, a Canada-based developer and investor, in 2015 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. She has served as a director of various companies such as Silic, Qualium Investments, Crédit agricole CIB and Gecina, and currently serves on the board of SPIE, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, Otéra Capital and REALPAC.

DiCola, Hale and Palladitcheff will speak on Friday, Sept. 27 during the CREW Network convention morning program (8 – 9:30 am) at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. The session is sponsored by Stewart Title.

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