November 11, 2019
Kidder Mathews’ Janet Neman has executed more than $1.5 billion in sales transactions over her 25-year commercial real estate career, far surpassing many of her colleagues and playing a major role in changing the dynamics of the male-dominated CRE industry. Neman also gives back to both the community and the industry through volunteerism and mentorship of the next generation of real estate professionals.
Neman currently ranks No. 3 in Kidder Mathews’ Southwest region, and No. 13 company-wide to date in 2019. She has consistently ranked among the company’s top producers since joining the Seattle-based brokerage firm in 2018. She has received awards for Broker of the Year, Most Multifamily Portfolio Units Sold Company-wide, Most Multifamily Units Sold Company-wide, Top 10 Company-wide Agents, Most Transactions of the Year, and Largest Commission of the Year.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Neman as one of the 2019 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect Media’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.
Neman is constantly thinking outside-of-the-box and looking beyond a deal to take it steps further. She is also creative in the ways she will structure a deal that will greatly enhance her client’s financial position. A recent example of that was advising clients to reposition a rare acquisition opportunity of a $22-million Class A office/medical building to capture the supply-constrained office market to accommodate the area’s medical users adjacent to a recent $540-million expansion and renovation of a medical facility in the San Fernando Valley.
Her professional dedication and community involvement are not only inspirational, but motivating to others. Neman is a member of the International Society for Children with Cancer, City of Hope, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Jewish Federation, and Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors.
“It’s performance, not gender that counts. If you love your profession, the industry, and you have a strong work ethic that’s backed by integrity, you’ll be successful,” says Neman. “Making it in this industry is a long-term commitment. For every situation, it is important to provide value beyond today, which means having your pulse on the market; knowing your client’s needs today – as well as in the future, because no deal is the same.”
Neman is also an advocate for anti-domestic violence, and has offered support to the Jenesse Center and the Los Angeles Shelter for Battered Women for the past 15 years. She has personally helped many women break away from an abusive relationship, and utilizes her connections to provide additional assistance to women who are victims of domestic violence. She also supports the Bresse Foundation, whose mission is to provide comprehensive after-school programs and family services.
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