Founder and CEO
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Jodi Pulice has served as Founder and CEO since 1996, when she established JRT Realty Group, Inc. as a woman-owned, full-service commercial real estate services firm to address industry-wide supplier diversity initiatives. The firm is certified as a Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and National Minority Business Council (NMBC). Today, JRT Realty is recognized as the nation’s largest certified woman-owned commercial real estate services firm and is certified by several other distinguished entities, including the New York Department of Small Business Services, State of New York, The Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey and Empire State Development (ESD).
As CEO, Ms. Pulice is responsible for directing and overseeing all organizational activities, including transaction management and implementation; strategic consulting and project planning; property management; and leasing. Among her accomplishments are leasing and sales transactions totaling more than $2 billion, including the sale of the Seagram Building in Manhattan for $370 million as well as representing the FDIC’s national field offices at 92 locations.
Currently she is responsible for a leasing and managing a 13 million square foot portfolio on behalf of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF),one of the largest institutional real estate investors in America. She is also a member of the leasing team for One World Trade Center which will be the tallest building in the western hemisphere upon its completion in 2013. The team recently concluded a 1 million sf lease with Conde Nast for the relocation of their headquarters to the building which is a major step in the revitalization of Downtown Manhattan.
Ms. Pulice also spearheads the company’s strategic alliance with Cushman & Wakefield, the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm. JRT Realty is the only certified M/WBE commercial real estate services firm in the country partnering with a leading real estate services firm that has a broad national and international presence. This cooperative alliance enables JRT to offer global real estate services in leading specialty areas. Cushman & Wakefield operates more than 234 offices in 61 countries around the globe and employs more than 13,000 professionals.
As an acknowledged leader dedicated to advancing supplier diversity initiatives and the employment of certified, women-owned businesses, JRT Realty has been recognized with some of the real estate and business industry’s most prestigious awards. Notable achievements include the Top Diversity Owned Business Award and the Minority/Woman Business of the Year award given by the National Minority Business Council, which recognized JRT’s efforts to award the most number of assignments to other M/WBE vendors.
Ms. Pulice also was named one of the Top 50 Women in Real Estate by the Association of Real Estate Women; among the “100 Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) Impacting Supplier Diversity” by Women’s Enterprise USA; one of 20 “Women of Influence” in commercial real estate by Real Estate New York and among the Enterprising Women of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine.
She also is widely published in numerous articles and industry publications, including The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, Real Estate Weekly and Real Estate Forum.