Rising Stars in Property & Facilities 2017

WeAreTheCity are proud to announce the winners of their Top 100 Rising Star awards.

The Rising Star awards were introduced to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management and to create female 100 role models across different industries and professions. The awards also included a new category for 2017 which recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting their female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes, internal employee relations and diversity network groups.

The awards were entered by 1,250 individuals were judged by a panel of 33 independent judges. Over 35,000 public votes were received for the 200 shortlisted nominees. The awards were kindly sponsored by The Times & The Sunday Times and supported by 3M, Aon, Barclays, Bloomberg, Cancer Research UK, Citi, Edit Development, EY, GDS, Kier, LinkedIn, Lloyd’s, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, PedalSure, Reed Smith, Royal Navy, Societe Generale, Streets Consulting and Worldpay.

Vanessa Vallely, MD of WeAreTheCity said “Once again the response to the Rising Star awards has been amazing, both in terms of the amount of nominations received and the calibre of entries. We know there is an amazing amount of female talent across the UK and it gives us such pleasure to be able to shine a light on these women’s achievements through our awards.”

Once again, we would like to congratulate all our winners and extend a sincere thanks to everyone who supported the Rising Star Awards.

Rising Stars Winners in Property & Facilities Management 2017

Alison Bowen | Interserve

Alison left school at the age of 16 having completed her GCSE’s and went on to complete a GNVQ in the Built Environment at her local college, opting for a vocation in part because of her dyslexia.  Alison had always known that she wanted to enter the Construction industry due to her love of construction sites and cranes.  It was during this time that Alison decided that Quantity Surveying was the discipline that she wanted...
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Doga Tasli | G4S FM

After I completed my bachelor’s degree BEng (Hons) Architectural Environment Engineering followed by masters of MSc Renewable Energy and Architecture at the University of Nottingham, I got accepted to a Graduate Facilities Program within G4S Facilities Management. Out of 87 people only 2 is selected and the rotational program started between 4 cities Newbury, Wootton Bassett, Birmingham and Oxford. I’ve worked for pharmaceutical offices, elementary schools and NHS hospitals both in Hard FM and Soft...
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Hannah Jones | Cushman and Wakefield

I am an Associate at Cushman and Wakefield, specialising in Occupier Management. My academic background started at Lancaster University with a BBa in Management. I later specialised in Property, completing an MSc in Real Estate Management. This educational foundation allowed me to access a career in property, joining DTZ’s (now Cushman and Wakefield) Graduate Programme in 2007. After two years of vocational training and study, I was successful in obtaining my professional qualification and became...
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Rachel Morris | Derby Cathedral

Born and educated in Derby I have worked all over the UK but was happy to return to my home town and keen to promote this wonderful city and its people. After school I trained as an Occupational Therapist but then spent 15 years in management in the licensed retail trade running hotels, bars and restaurants.  After taking redundancy I had a complete career change and moved into the homeless sector where my passion was...
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Sahar Rezazadeh | CBRE

Sahar Rezazadeh is a chartered surveyor in the retail team, offering advisory and transactions services retailers on their store portfolios. This includes new entrants to the U.K. and London market with a focus on fashion and lifestyle brands. In a short space of time and since joining the retail sector, she has successfully placed retailers in prominent locations throughout the capital. As a real estate advisor to retailers, she works with notable UK and global brands....
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