Press Release

Jane Patty, AREP Managing Director, Operations & Workplace Receives Globest. Real Estate Forum's Women Of Influence Award

May 26, 2021

Richmond, Virginia – (May 26, 2021) – American Real Estate Partners (AREP) today announced that Managing Director, Operations & Workplace, Jane Patty, is a recipient of the GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence Award.

Since 1983 GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum has recognized a growing number of commercial real estate female professionals for their remarkable achievements. These individuals have personally impacted the market and have significantly driven the industry to new heights via their outstanding successes.

“I'm honored to be part of a distinguished group of women in real estate who make up the Women of Influence Class of 2021,” said Patty. “This past year challenged all of us to keep the commercial real estate industry moving forward, despite the impacts of COVID-19. I’m thankful for the support from my team and want to congratulate my fellow female colleagues who are also being recognized for being leaders in the industry.”

As Managing Director, Jane oversees property management and operations and a property team of 32 for AREP’s 10 million square-foot portfolio across five states and the District of Columbia.  Jane is active in several industry organizations, most notably in BOMA, where she serves on the National Advisory Council and has been heavily involved in the organization’s Return to Work Think Tank. She continues to be the cornerstone of AREP’s COVID-19 Task Force, mobilizing and steering the pandemic response strategy at every turn.  She delivered the pivotal leadership that put American Real Estate Partners (AREP) at the forefront of response to the COVID-19 pandemic, earning the trust and confidence of the tenants, employees, investors and real estate industry leaders. 

Both Jane and AREP’s COVID-19 response continue to be recognized and validated by key leaders in real estate health and safety. She was integral to AREP’s efforts to earn the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air, making AREP the first company in the U.S. to receive this designation portfolio-wide. She also led AREP’s effort to receive the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) Health-Safety Rating for the entire 33-building portfolio after only a first-round review. The firm’s Pandemic Inspection Report was noted by the IWBI for its innovative approach, and efficacy. 

“Jane’s leadership has elevated her to be a respected and trusted advisor among our colleagues and across the industry,” said Brian Katz, co-founder and President of AREP. “Her disciplined, pragmatic, and empathetic leadership enabled AREP not just to manage through the pandemic but to develop strategies and protocols that serve as a model in the industry.  We’re beyond proud of her accomplishments and want to congratulate her for being recognized as a Women of Influence.” 

The chosen 2021 Women of Influence will be honored at the third annual GlobeSt. Women of Influence Awards Dinner, which will be held in Park City, Utah in July 2021. In addition, the Women of Influence will be profiled in GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s July/August issue, and will gain recognition on A full list of field categories and awardees can be viewed at 

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Headquartered in the Greater Washington metropolitan area, AREP is an institutional fund manager, and operating partner focused on office and mixed-use repositioning and development throughout the Greater Mid-Atlantic Region. 

Since the company’s founding in 2003, AREP has deployed over $4.0B across targeted geographies, acquired more than 17M SQFT of class-A real estate, and currently oversees over 10M SQFT of assets. AREP's vertically integrated real estate platform provides best-in-class expertise in all ownership disciplines, from property management and building operations to investment strategy, market research, and acquisitions. By leveraging this expertise AREP remains at the leading edge of real estate innovation maximizing building performance to provide real value. For more, please visit: