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Top Women In Real Estate
The number of women realtors has significantly increased in the 21st century as compared to the number in the 20th century. Today, women represent a majority of realtors in the US, making up 67% of realtors. In an industry that was male-dominated in the past, this is a big win for females in the real estate industry.
Economists at the online home sale marketing company predict that the housing market may not reach the remarkable heights of 2021. Zillow's forecast calls for 11 percent home value growth in 2022, down from a projected 19.5 percent in 2021.
Ila is a real estate agent who found her passion working within the residential industry after spending time briefly in the commercial real estate space. She decided to venture into this industry after her family experienced foreclosure.
She saw potential to help people create security through housing and homeownership. For 2 years, she worked closely with homeowners and real estate professionals in order to help them maximize their investments and avoid the threats of discount buyers and/or foreclosure. In 2021 alone, she led a team to close more than $80m in transaction volume across numerous states.
She strongly believes that financial/housing security is a right that all people are deserving of.
During her free time, she enjoys serving apartment communities across Los Angeles as well as non-profit housing spaces dedicated to those experiencing homelessness.
Taylor is a real estate agent whose speciality is the Southern California housing market. She realized her interest for real estate during grade school while spending weekends with her stepfather exploring the beautiful homes in the opulent neighborhoods of Long Beach, like Bixby Knolls.
She obtained her Real Estate License during her final year of undergrad at California State University of Long Beach, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice .
Always up for a good challenge, Taylor is constantly researching and walking new markets to expand her knowledge base so that she can serve clients throughout all of Southern California at a high level.
Prior to joining Bay Street Capital Holdings, Taylor was the Chief of Staff of a boutique real estate investment firm and the Community Manager of Vector90, a co-working space in the Crenshaw District of South Los Angeles.
When she’s not working, she enjoys roller skating, spending time with family and keeping up with the latest binge worthy series.
Ariel is not only a realtor but also a dynamic entrepreneur and social media guru. She started off as a music manager but later transitioned into the Virginia real estate industry. She has set herself apart by creating a strong brand on Instagram. She has successfully managed to synergize her personal brand and business-related account on Instagram, in order to create a reputable brand for herself overall. On there, she focuses on sharing information on real estate, investing and personal finance tips.
Famously known as The Money Realtor, she has released a 37-page e-book called "From Instagram to Instant Money". The e-book became a huge success and landed her a feature on Hollywood Unlocked and Official Black Wall Street.
She now uses her Instagram account to generate new real estate leads. This move has made her become among the most well-known realtors who are making waves both in her industry and online.
Bronwyn Leigh Jones
Bronwyn Leigh Jones is the founder and CEO of Coral Sustainable Services, LLC. The company facilitates introductions to customers and source capital (grants, equity, and debt capital) in the USA, Australia, Asia, India and Europe. As a real estate advisor, her greatest pride and joy is helping her clients find their dream homes.
Before venturing into the real estate industry, she was an actor, singer, and model in Bondi Beach, Australia. In 2014, her journey in real estate began when she became a key advisor to the International WELL Building Institute.
With a reputation of maintaining confidentiality when working with her clients, some of who are public figures in the entertainment industry and professional athletes, she has successfully managed to build a close network of strong lifelong relationships.
Claudia, a native of Venezuela has been a resident of South Florida since 1999. She has been a licensed real estate broker associate from 2003. Before becoming a realtor, Claudia previously worked in the Property Management Division of Algebra International GMAC Real Estate, overseeing leasing and management of residential properties.
She together with her husband Justin Willard founded the Willard Realty Team Corp and so far they've managed to sell close to 500 homes. These are among the highest numbers recorded among teams serving South Florida.
Her cultural insight and fluency in both Spanish and English have enabled her to foster and maintain excellent relationships with international clients.
Eloise St. Clair-Charles
Eloise is an exceptional real estate agent who brings to the table a fresh perspective of the London real estate market. As a real estate developer and investor working with Sotheby’s Realty, she has managed to navigate through some of the most luxurious homes in London. She has even gone ahead to land a spot on E4’s Made in Chelsea.
She leverages social media platforms such as Instagram to generate leads, connect and maintain relationships with her clients as she recognizes the fact that the use of technology in real estate is on the rise. With many realtors still using traditional means of client acquisition, Eloise has been able to dominate the real estate field in this digital era.
Kenisha is an award winning realtor, a serial entrepreneur and among the successful women in real estate who began her journey in this industry in 2005. She started off as an entrepreneur managing a commercial and residential portfolio for a private investment firm. After that, she transitioned into commercial brokerage as a tenant rep with UGL-Equis.
With an undergrad degree in Chemistry and Spanish, Kenisha is known to do market research, analysis of the legal document required and then strategize in order to come up with the best solutions for her clients, based on their specific needs. She is a member of: the Board of REALTORS® and the GA Assoc. of Business Brokers.
In 2020, she was awarded GlobeSt, Broker of the year - Tenant Rep and was also recognized as a Woman of Influence in CRE. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Connect Media Woman In Commercial Real Estate Award.
She is passionate about serving her community, and one of the ways in which she does this is by donating 10% of her commissions to local and international charities.
Leslie D. Hale
Leslie can be considered as among the most successful women in real estate as she made history as the first African-American woman to lead a public real estate investment trust. This move is considered an incredible success as she achieved this when only 1.5%, or 11 people out of all 726 executive officers across the REITs, are Black.
She attended Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington, D.C., and Harvard Business School. She handled debt, equity, and real-estate investments during a stint at GE Capital Corp., and then advised on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs.
Through a mentor of hers in the real estate industry, she was introduced to Mr. Baltimore who co-founded the predecessor of RLJ Lodging with Robert L. Johnson. Six months later after that meeting, she became a team member of RLJ where she continued to be the head of a public real estate company and one of the very successful and influential women in real estate.
Lindsey grew up in the Atlantic Highlands and she was business-minded from a very young age. At 12 years old, she started her dog walking business with a friend in her neighborhood. Since then, Lindsey has managed to build a successful career for herself in the real estate industry.
Steadily, she has risen through the ranks and has worked in different sectors within the field. She has in the past represented buyers, sellers, investors and banks in the residential market
She started off her career in Long Branch and has recently been recruited by one of the top real estate offices in New Jersey, RE/MAX The Real Estate Leaders. This move has positioned her alongside some movers and shakers in the real estate industy. Being in this position has been integral for her success so far.
Lindsey prides herself on being a hard worker, a person of integrity and on the high level of customer satisfaction she is able to provide her clients. She always strives to close all of her clients' transactions seamlessly, while making sure that they get the best deal(s) in the market.
Mary is a luxury real estate agent at the Oppenheim Group where she represents buyers and sellers in the Los Angeles Area. She lived in New York and London for a number of years and during this time, she worked for the Candy Brothers at their London headquarters. She was involved in significant projects like 1 Hyde Park.
As the current vice president at The Oppenheim Group, she majorly deals with property management and business development. As a luxury real estate agent, she has managed to set herself apart as a result of her impeccable work ethic, integrity and honesty.
The Oppenheim Group is the leading real estate team in West Hollywood and the Sunset Strip, with more than $250 million in sales since 2015, and has recently expanded to practice real estate in New York.
Sharelle Rosado is a top-level, luxury real estate agent. She is the Chief Operating Officer and founder of Allure Realty, a luxury real estate firm that was founded in 2019. The firm serves clients in the Tampa Bay Area. She together with her team specialize in brokering high value real estate transactions for their high-profile clients. The firm also offers brokerage and consultation services to other real estate agents looking to leverage technology in order to improve their business skills.
As a former Paratrooper in the United States Army, her background as a senior leader in the US Army has equipped her with exceptional leadership skills. These skills continue to help her in her entrepreneurial journey where she continues to mentor and empower women in minority communities. As a way to honor her military background, Rosado also specializes in military relocations and settling fellow veterans into comfortable new environments that suit their needs.
The success of the firm has led to its expansion into new markets, specifically in Miami and soon Charlotte.
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Our founder, William Huston founded Bay Street after 13 years of supporting the United States' largest retirement plan ($650B) Thrift Savings Plan. He is recognized as Investopedia’s Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2021. In California, only two black-owned firms out of nineteen firms received this recognition. In Scottsdale Arizona, Ekenna Anya-Gafu CFP, AAMS is recognized among the Best Financial Advisors for his responsiveness, friendliness, helpfulness, and detail. Bay Street was founded to advocate for diverse and emerging fund managers and entrepreneurs. In 2021, Bay Street was selected as a finalist out of over 900 firms across the US in the category of Asset Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).