GlobeSt.com ’s Real Estate Forum selects nearly 300 Women of Influence for 2022
There are nearly 300 profiles of smart, accomplished and high-achieving women in commercial real estate on the following pages. And those are just the ones we selected. We received far more applications for the nominations, and as we do every year, we had to go through the painful process of selecting the winning candidates. We say painful, because it is: nearly all of these applications could have made the cut and choosing one over the other were difficult decisions. We hope you enjoy their stories of accomplishments as much as we did. See the full list of professionals.
YUDI FERNÁNDEZ KIM Yudi Fernández Kim is no stranger to overcoming challenges. Forced to leave her home country of Cuba when she was 9 years old, Fernández Kim began school in Miami, FL without knowing any English. Now, at 36 years old, she has excelled as a business executive and works to pay it forward through mentorship in communications and real estate. Fernández Kim joined Schwartz Media Strategies in 2011 as a senior account executive and she is now a partner at the firm; the first Hispanic female to attain the title at the company. She is responsible for client relations and crisis management, new business development, marketing and mentorship. During the pandemic, she focused on adapting clients’ internal and external communications strategies to protect their brands. When not in crisis mode, Fernández Kim positions her clients as thought-leaders in commercial real estate. She recently led communications for the national CREW Network conference in Miami, FL and she received the president’s award for her efforts. Fernández Kim also works to advance the industry in South Florida through her service with ULI Southeast, where she brands and promotes ULI’s mission and key initiatives and advocates for responsible land use and sustainable communities.