Goodwin partners Diana Brummer and Minta Kay have been named to Globe Street’s 2023 Women of Influence list, which honors trailblazing women who have positively impacted the commercial real estate industry.
Brummer serves as co-chair of Goodwin’s global Real Estate Industry group. Her experience spans the full spectrum of real estate transactions with a particular emphasis on complex joint ventures, senior, construction and mezzanine financings (for both lenders and borrowers), acquisitions and dispositions, loan workouts, and real estate recapitalizations. She also represents a wide variety of client types, including institutional investors, pension funds, private real estate funds and public and private REITs, as well as their investment advisers.
Globe Street highlighted Brummer’s ability to lead the expansion of the firm while helping navigate market uncertainty, championing cross-continent initiatives while maintaining close relationships with existing clients. It recognized her representation of long-term client Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies in providing three separate mortgage loans totaling in $535 million to subsidiaries of a joint-venture with respect to the final construction components and lease-up of three buildings in Virginia. Brummer is a member of the Urban Land Institute, a global organization focusing on a variety of verticals within the real estate industry, and a past member for many years of the Leadership Advisory Committee of the National Women’s Law Center.
Kay is a member and former chair of Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group and has 35 years of experience representing institutional investors, tax-exempts, real estate funds, and owner/operators in connection with all aspects of their real estate investment transactions. A driving force behind the expansion of the Real Estate group’s global footprint across the United States, Europe, and Asia, Kay focuses on cross-continent initiatives that enhance current relationships and identify new ones.
Globe Street commended Kay for founding Goodwin’s Proptech initiative, which focuses on supporting the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas. With a particular focus on leading evolution in the built environment, Kay spearheads major industry events, provides insightful thought leadership, and offers client service initiatives to empower investment and growth across both markets. Kay serves on the CREtech Leadership Board, which brings together the leaders in real estate technology, and on the Urban Land Institute’s Global Exchange Council and Women’s Leadership Initiative.