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Megan Cavuto CBRE Marketing Specialist Year joined: 2011 Recently promoted to marketing specialist.

Cara Chayet CBRE Financial Analyst Year joined: 2012 Recently started working in CBRE’s consulting group.

Linda Chiarelli Forest City Ratner Companies Senior Vice President; Deputy Director of Construction Year joined: 1998 Latest role is project executive for construction of Barclays Center.

“Imagine it. Believe it. Do it. Achieve it.” PatriciaDudash, Frank —Nancie Realty Foundation of New York president, Executive Director Year joined:Group 1994 The Dudash Responsible for RFNY’s annual

fund-raiser held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Brooke Denihan Barrett, Denihan Hospitality Group Co-Chief Executive Officer As co-chief executive of Denihan Hospitality Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing owners and operators of luxury boutique hotels, Brooke Denihan Barrett is the only woman who runs a hotel company in New York City—and one of only a handful in the world. But that wasn’t always in the cards. “I have to confess that I was raised to be a mommy and not an executive of a very successful business, but a strong work ethic was always in my being,” she said, adding that she was always reminded to “never think that you’re entitled to what you’re given.” Ms. Barrett has worked in practically every aspect of the hotel business: she took sewing and typing lessons, was a bookkeep-

er and worked her way through various hotel management jobs before rising to her current position. The hard work paid off most recently when Ms. Barrett celebrated the opening of The James Royal Palm, Denihan’s first foray into Miami. “A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into that project,” she said. “To see the fruits of our labor—I can’t tell you how proud we all are of the finished product.” Among other honors, Ms. Barrett was recently named a Woman of Influence by Real Estate Forum, Female Executive of the Year at this year’s Stevie Awards for Women in Business and an Outstanding Woman in Real Estate by National Real Estate Investor. “I do think there’s a great po-

tential for women to continue to develop and expand in hospitality,” she said. “I’m optimistic about that.” —Al Barbarino

Muriel Cheng Friedman LLP Partner Year joined: 1985 Over 25 years of experience in public accounting with a focus on commercial and residential real estate.

Celine Clarke Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director; Global Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing Year joined: 1984 Promotes Cushman & Wakefield’s brand globally.

Livia Corredor Forest City Ratner Companies Associate General Counsel Year joined: 1996 Lead attorney on joint-venture investments and bond financings for 8 Spruce Street.

Lee Cross CBRE Financial Analyst Year joined: 2011 Soon joining the agency group.

Magda Cruz Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman LLP, Partner Year joined: 1989 Clients include the Rent Stabilization Association of New York City and the Community Housing Improvement Program.

Diana Chiang CBRE Senior Research Analyst Year joined: 2006 Analyzes occupancy trends as part of the CBRE research team.

Faith Hope Consolo Douglas Elliman Chairwoman, Retail Leasing & Sales Division Year joined: 2005 Clients include Cartier, Jimmy Choo, Ferragamo, Christian Loubutin and Ivanka Trump.

Jeanne Cranford Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services Year joined: 2005 Manages over 25 accounts totaling 140 million square feet.

Lauren Crowley-Corrinet CBRE Vice President Year joined: 2006 Has accrued over five million square feet of transactions.

Natalie D’Onofrio Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Director, Global Corporate Services Year joined: 2007 Key member of the global corporate services team.

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