South Florida is one of the most important commercial real estate markets in the nation, with companies from all over the country looking to increase their footprint in the market. One of its defining characteristics is how many women are leaders in the local industry.
At the same time, Florida’s elected officials have sought to minimize the perceived value of diversity, equity and inclusion programs. In an atmosphere where such programs are being challenged, it has become increasingly important to recognize the immense contributions of the women in commercial real estate who have blazed new trails, executed some of the region’s largest deals and laid the foundation for the next generation of leaders.
Bisnow’s recipients of this year’s South Florida Women Leading Real Estate awards demonstrate the leadership and values that are driving the transformation of the commercial real estate industry as it adapts to a changing economic environment and looks to integrate cutting-edge technology from artificial intelligence to modular construction.
The 2023 award recipients span every level of experience, from rising stars to seasoned professionals. They are all working toward the common goal of not only growing the industry but also creating meaningful change in their communities. They have executed billions of dollars in transactions, helped create iconic South Florida developments and worked to bring the country’s top firms and brands to the region.
PEGGY OLIN, CEO, ONEWORLD PROPERTIES
Peggy Olin has established a reputation as one of the top strategists and brokers in the luxury real estate industry since founding OneWorld Properties in 2008.
As the firm’s CEO, Olin has overseen over $4B in luxury property sales throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, including a $1B inventory in Florida. She has leveraged her expertise to handle complex sales and acquisitions — including being selected to oversee the sales and marketing of a 10,000-unit portfolio from Starwood Capital — and is the preferred consultant for financial institutions like SunTrust, JPMorgan Chase Bank, TotalBank, BankUnited and Green River Capital.
Olin is actively involved in her community as a board member of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Miami Bridge, Birch State Park, and Broward Workshop. She's also a trustee for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the Young Presidents Organization.