Hannah McNamara, a partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s retail team, has won the ‘Women of the Future’ award for real estate, infrastructure and construction.
Now in its ninth year, the Women of the Future Awards, in association with Shell, provide a platform to recognise the contribution of successful young women – aged 35 or under – across a diverse range of sectors in Britain today and to promote their achievements to a wide business audience.
A key focus of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is to champion female talent in the property industry. As a result of this initiative, for the first time a new RICS-sponsored property category was introduced to the 2014 Women of the Future Awards.
Hannah’s award is specifically for female professionals who shape the world we live in through work in real estate, construction and infrastructure. From 30 original applicants, Hannah made the shortlist of five finalists chosen by the event organisers for this new category.
At the ceremony, which took place last night at the Hilton on London’s Park Lane, Hannah was successful against strong competition from other shortlisted finalists from CBRE, Knight Frank, Mace and Faithful+Gould.
Cushman & Wakefield’s UK CEO, Digby Flower, said: “We’re incredibly proud of Hannah’s fantastic achievement and she is certainly an inspiration for others in the firm and in the wider industry. As a business, we continue to sharpen our focus on gender diversity and attracting, developing and retaining outstanding women is top of our agenda. At Cushman & Wakefield we believe an increasingly diverse workforce is a source of considerable strength which drives creativity and innovation and we are actively tackling this industry-wide challenge.”