Lori HeadshotHartman Simons partner Lori Kilberg has been elected
president-elect of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network, the
industry’s leading advocate for the advancement of women in commercial real
estate. The announcement was made at the 2013 CREW Network Convention &
Marketplace, held in Dallas in October. Kilberg will become president of the
organization in January 2015 and will serve a one-year term. In January 2014,
she will begin her third year on CREW Network’s Board of Directors and will
serve next year as president-elect.

Judith Nitsch, a founding principal and
chairman of Boston-based Nitsch Engineering Inc., will serve as president of the
CREW Network in 2014.

“This is a tremendous honor, and I’m very excited about the
chance to lead an organization whose mission I deeply believe in and
wholeheartedly support,” said Kilberg, who served as president of CREW’s
Atlanta chapter in 2011. “I have been involved with CREW for more than a
decade, and in that time I’ve seen it have a powerful effect on the careers of
women throughout the commercial real estate industry. I look forward to
continuing the organization’s important work.”

“We are extremely proud of Lori’s election and her ongoing
excellent work with CREW,” said Summey Orr, managing partner of Hartman Simons.
“Lori brings a terrific combination of intelligence, experience and passion to
her work here at Hartman Simons, and those traits will no doubt serve her and
CREW well during her presidency.” 

Kilberg represents clients in the
acquisition, development, leasing and sales of regional malls, outlet centers,
power centers, lifestyle centers, mixed-use developments, warehouses and
distribution facilities, multifamily communities and urban redevelopment
projects. Her clients include institutional and development firms as well as
national retailers and industrial companies.

Kilberg’s involvement with CREW began
with the Atlanta chapter in 2002. She graduated from the 2004 CREW Atlanta
Leadership Program and has served on the board of the Atlanta chapter. As an
Atlanta chapter delegate in 2009, she chaired the Atlanta CREW Network Liaison
Committee, for which she won the Impact Award in 2010. She was editor of the
Sponsorship Playbook and has served on the Membership Education Committee during
the last four years.

Kilberg is a frequent lecturer on real
estate law and diversity issues.