Former Staten Islander honored for lifetime achievement in real estate

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A former Staten Islander was honored earlier this month for her lifelong contributions to the world of real estate.

Jodi Pulice, founder and CEO of JRT Realty Group, was recognized as this year’s recipient of The Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) Bernard H. Mendik Lifetime Leadership in Real Estate Award at the organization’s 124th annual banquet on Jan. 16.

“It is an amazing honor to receive an award from REBNY, an organization that JRT Realty Group has partnered with for many years,” said Pulice, who has roots in New Dorp Beach and is still highly active within the community.

A pioneer for woman in the real estate industry, Pulice founded the first ever minority- and woman-owned brokerage firm, with JRT Realty Group now recognized as the nation’s largest certified, woman-owned commercial real estate services firm.

As CEO of JRT Realty Group, Pulice oversees the leasing and management of nearly 10 million square feet of commercial and industrial space nationwide, having leased sales transactions totaling more than $3 billion.

Pulice’s other accolades include being recognized as one of Smart CEO’s New York Brava Award Winners, one of the Top 50 Women in Real Estate by the Association of Real Estate Women and one of the 2018 Notable Women in Real Estate by Crain’s New York Business.

“As a woman in a male-dominated industry, I want this award to serve as an inspiration to other women working to succeed in this business and create a more open professional space for all,” Pulice said.