ULI Los Angeles: WLI Presents - Women in Commercial Real Estate: Be Your Own Boss


2021-06-24T12:00:00 - 2021-06-24T13:30:00

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    Are women in real estate thriving? Is there room at the top for more female leaders? Should I stay or should I go?

    Whether you are managing your career from the inside out or from outside in, looking to stay on your career path or venture out on your own, this ULI-LA program will bring insight and tools to help you be your own boss wherever you curate your career. Join this informative panel discussion and presentation to learn the facts behind the 2020 study on Gender and Diversity in Commercial Real Estate and what free resources are available to bring your business idea to life and pave a new business path.

    CREW Network’s CEO, Wendy Mann, CAE, will start the program with a presentation on the 2020 study to measure progress for women and benchmark diversity in commercial real estate. Her presentation provides critical industry data and insights, including the factors that influence career satisfaction and success.

    Next, you’ll hear from several City and State organizations and nonprofits that offer no-fee, high-quality business and economic development assistance to startups, new businesses, and growing businesses. Established to help entrepreneurs and businesses in California succeed, the advisory services of Go-Biz, the Los Angeles Office of Finance, and the Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center will cover how they will personally work with you on subjects such as:

    • business tax registration certificate setup
    • incentive identification
    • site selection
    • regulatory or permitting compliance
    • business planning
    • financial projections
    • exploratory funding and financial packaging
    • contract negotiations
    • market identification
    • cash flow management and more!

    During this time of rapid shifts in our world, ULI-LA wants to support entrepreneurs and self-starters with the information and tools they need to bolster their ambitions and set off on a new professional path. This panel will be part of a broader effort to support women and the entrepreneur community by connecting them with the resources and organizations needed to uplift their visions.

    Don’t miss this event to be informed! Get inspired and lead the way!



    Trelynd Bradley

    Governor's Office of Planning & Research

    Trelynd “Tre” Bradley was appointed to serve as Senior Business Development Specialist for the Greater Los Angeles Region in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Tre works under GO-Biz in providing tailored, no-cost consultation to businesses, entrepreneurs, employers, and economic development organizations looking to expand, grow and succeed in California. Before GO-Biz, Tre was the appointed Policy Analyst and Executive Fellow for Governor Brown’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) where he managed several projects leading up to the Global Climate Action Summit - including the publishing of the Fourth Edition of the California Solar Guidebook. Prior to joining the State, Tre managed a small business in retail fireworks, facilitated casework for the Office of U.S. Representative Raul Ruiz, and interned for two airport CEOs under both Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA).


    Wendy Mann

    Chief Executive Officer, CREW Network

    Wendy Mann is CEO of CREW Network and president of the CREW Network Foundation. As CEO of the 12,000-member global association, Wendy is passionately committed to the organization’s mission to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women. As president of CREW Network’s Foundation, Wendy leads the only foundation dedicated solely to creating a pipeline of diverse talent for the industry and supporting women’s careers in commercial real estate. With a career spanning nearly 30 years in various leadership roles, Wendy believes that organizations thrive when members’ needs are top priority and chapters have the tools and resources they need to be successful.


    Felicia Horne-Burrell

    Tax Compliance Officer, City of Los Angeles Office of Finance

    Felicia Horne-Burrell has a Bachelor's degree in Business Accounting and a Master's degree in Business Administration. She started working with the City of Los Angeles in 2007 and has worked in Finance for the last 13 years as a Tax Compliance Officer II.


    Julie Smith-Clementi

    Partner, Smith-Clementi

    Julie Smith-Clementi leverages entrepreneurial experience and energetic leadership to guide complex teams to realize their shared vision. She ably traverses design boundaries across scales, from the urban to the intimate, revealing diverse approaches to a compelling designed experience. Julie works to make the mission clear and the associated results beautiful, and unites her passions for buildings, spaces, landscape and objects to create holistic environments. She is “disciplinary agnostic” and curates great teams with challenges across their expertise to create client specific experiences. Julie was integral to countless award-winning projects with 30 years at Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Pursing her agenda to popularize design through mass production, she led the formation of the product company notNeutral. As its President and CEO notNeutral quickly developed a national reputation with sales and distribution worldwide. Julie started smith-clementi with Frank Clementi in 2019 to work directly with clients around the world crafting unique solutions using the power of culture and beauty to imbue character that invites interaction.


    Colette Moore

    Director, Small Business Development Center, Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center

    Colette Moore is Vice President & Program Director at Pacific Coast Regional Corporation in Los Angeles. She is the Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helping small businesses to start, grow, and successfully run their businesses. As a business owner herself who recently owned and operated staffing franchise named PrideStaff for eight years, Colette developed and provided candidates to a broad base of businesses for administrative to light industrial jobs. In 2015 and 2018, PrideStaff was named Best Staffing agency, and Colette’s office was named Top 100 Minority Owned Companies by the Los Angeles Business Journal and honored at California Small Business Day™ 2015. Prior to that, Colette was Vice President of Marketing for Global Strategies, Business Development and Partnerships at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, driving domestic branding, partnerships, synergy, and launching new formats including Blu-ray. Colette holds a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and her MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Her greatest joy is to advocate for and educate small businesses.