Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI): Career Development Night

Managing Member Luise A. Barrack was a panelist at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York's Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI): Career Development Night. ULI is a preeminent land use organization working to promote the professional development of students pursuing careers in real estate. The audience consisted of female, real estate-focused grad students from several different schools, including Columbia University, New York University and Baruch College. Divided into three groups, the students participated in conversational breakout sessions centered on Real Estate Development, Asset Management and Capital Markets. Luise was a panelist of the Capital Markets group along with Sarah S. Gochberg of Ladder Capital Finance (friend and client of R&E) and Bethany Logan Ropa of UBS Investment Bank. In addition to answering several questions about the nuts-and-bolts of Capital Markets, Luise, as advice to candidates beginning their job search, emphasized the importance of loving what you do. "We look for associates who have a demonstrated interest in real estate. If you want to excel at what you do, you have to love what you do. There is never a day that I have stared at the clock or wanted time to go by quicker. I have been passionate about what I do every day from the day I started as an associate more than 30 years ago," she said.