As Vice President/Director of Reporting for Related Companies LP, a premier global real estate company, Joanne spent fifteen years overseeing all aspects of finance and accounting responsibilities for several world-class development projects.
Throughout her long career, Joanne was often the only woman at team and partners’ meetings and bank walk-through inspections. Inspired by these challenges, she worked side-by-side with project teams and proved herself to be a high achieving trailblazer.
Developing and mentoring others has always been a top priority for Joanne.
Her coaching and encouragement helped many on her team gain
promotions to senior positions as controllers, finance managers, senior accountants, and financial analysts.
Having grown up working in family-owned construction and real estate companies in South Florida, she naturally gravitated towards these industries.
Her innate analytical abilities combined with her emotional intelligence and sense of responsibility enabled her to build talented teams, interface effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders, and quickly master her roles on challenging projects, which grew in magnitude, complexity and scope over the years.
One of the keys to Joanne’s success on projects was a desire to constantly
improve systems and streamline workflow processes. Among the innovative processes she developed, championed, and/or implemented include:
documentation ensuring on-time funding for multi-billion dollar
development projects with numerous stakeholders;
phase projects with complicated cost allocations;
$900 million dollar troubled asset project; this system was
subsequently adopted company-wide for all projects.
After many years directing financial teams on world-class mega projects, Joanne is now capitalizing on her experience and the “best practices” she implemented on these projects by providing consulting services and implementing innovative applications for the commercial real estate industry. Applications chosen, designed and implemented combine cutting edge mobile technology with expert knowledge of the industry.