Bisnow’s Power Women project highlights women who are changing the shape of American cities. These women are pushing boundaries as well as changing the built environment and the commercial real estate industry. They are leaders and role models who are inspiring and nurturing the next generation.
For the first time in San Diego, Bisnow has combed the news and bent the ears of market pros to find the women in commercial real estate who have made the biggest impact and who have the most influence in the industry. We are proud to announce that THREE of JLL San Diego’s brokers, Lynn LaChapelle, Misty Moore, Darcy Miramontes, J.D. and Bess Wakeman, have made the inaugural list.
As a Managing Director for JLL, Lynn LaChapelle executes and oversees Capital Markets transactions in San Diego and Phoenix. She and her partners lead the valuation, marketing, disposition and financing of premier office properties. In 2014, Lynn and her partners transacted two of the largest deals in San Diego. Lynn is considered one of San Diego’s commercial real estate community’s pre-eminent brokers, regardless of her gender, but as a female star of the industry, she is especially sought-after as a speaker and a mentor.
With more than 17 years’ experience counseling local and national businesses on their complex real estate decisions, Misty Moore co-chairs the Law Firm Practice Group for JLL in San Diego and specializes in working with local and global law firms. Her exhaustive energy in the pursuit of the ideal facility at the best economic terms has resulted in a long list of loyal clients. In 2014, she completed a large lease transaction in excess of $31M in value on behalf of Morrison & Foerster; pitched and won an exclusive account for a local state university to oversee all their off campus leased real estate (Misty led the pitch and is serving as the day-to-day account lead); and was recognized by JLL as Top Achiever for the 2nd consecutive year. Additionally, Misty was names to SD Metro Magazine’s 20 Women Who Impact San Diego in 2014 and the SD Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Top Producers under 40 in 2014.
Darcy Miramontes, J.D. specializes in multifamily investments in Southern California and San Diego County. As Executive Vice President of the Capital Markets division, Darcy leads the valuation, marketing and disposition of multifamily projects throughout San Diego and the Inland Empire. During her 15 years of experience, she has represented a wide range of clients including institutional and private investors. She provides a range of expert services to these investors, including asset consultation, financial evaluations, contract reviews and deal point negotiations that fit each client’s real estate needs. Darcy is licensed to practice real estate in both California and Nevada, where she has negotiated the sale of over 11,200 units totaling more than $1.25 billion in transactions.
As Executive Vice President, Bess Wakeman specializes in representing owners in the successful leasing and marketing of office buildings throughout San Diego.Bess’ best of class service goes beyond the large transaction wins. Bess has completed over 975 leases in San Diego with corporate and local companies that are the backbone of the San Diego office market. These leases ranged in size from 500 s.f. to 220,000 s.f. with a typical average size of 5,000 s.f. Her success in leasing to customers of all sizes has benefited the owners she represents with increased occupancy, cash flow and asset value with minimal downtime.