A Common Ground Conversation with Ellen Israel: Question 1

We’re pleased to present the latest in our Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality, with a salute to Ellen Israel, Executive Managing Director at JRT Realty – and a true pioneer in commercial real estate! We’re proud to shine a spotlight this year on so many trailblazers like Ellen; women who have paved the way for others to follow. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!

ELLEN ISRAEL, Executive Managing Director – JRT Realty Group Inc., the largest woman-owned commercial real estate firm in the U.S.

Ellen is among New York’s most accomplished commercial real estate professionals, recognized for her excellence in investment sales and leasing brokerage – and especially for her ability to conceive and orchestrate complex transactions. In her 30-year career, she has worked for some of the largest institutional and entrepreneurial real estate organizations and has sat on every side of a negotiating table. Ellen has executed transactions totaling over 25 million square feet of sales and leasing on behalf of owners, investors and tenants.

Q: How did you get your start in the real estate industry?