Join the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) for a virtual breakfast meeting featuring highlighted female guest speakers in an intimate breakfast setting. The July guest is Robyn Minter Smyers, a member of Thompson Hine's Executive Committee, as well as the former Cleveland office Partner-in-Charge, and a former Chair of the firm's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative.
This morning event will provide women in the industry an opportunity to build meaningful relationships and gain career insights as they discuss certain topics. This event is free and for ULI Cleveland Members or Sponsors only. A Zoom link will be shared once registration is complete.
Robyn is a partner in Thompson Hine's Real Estate, Construction and Corporate Transactions & Securities practice groups. She focuses her practice on commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, development, financing, leasing and corporate transactions. Robyn regularly represents and advises real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate investment funds, public and private real estate development companies, commercial lenders, retailers and U.S. and global corporations. The coordination of complex transactions, including ground-up development deals and multi-site, multi-state acquisitions and divestitures, is her forte. Robyn's practice has a particular focus on shopping center deals, urban redevelopment projects, manufacturing plant developments, distribution centers, hospitality projects and public-private-partnership (P3) transactions. Her practice also focuses on counseling corporations on real estate strategies, dispositions of environmentally contaminated assets, facilities management and domestic sourcing and procurement transactions.
Robyn was honored as the 2018 Black Professional of the Year by the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation. She is included on numerous lists of top lawyers, including the Lawyers of Color 2020 Power List, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America©.
In 1995, Robyn clerked for Justice Albie Sachs on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. From 1991 to 1992, she was a Benjamin Trustman Traveling Fellow in South Africa, where she worked for Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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