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MMM Partners Graham and Karmin Named Real Estate Women of Influence


Atlanta/Washington, D.C. (June 19, 2019) – and Real Estate Forum are honoring two Morris, Manning & Martin partners as Real Estate Women of Influence. The media outlets will honor Christina Graham and Betsy Karmin at a national awards ceremony next month in Colorado.

The Women of Influence competition spotlights the achievements of women in commercial real estate across the U.S. The editors say this year’s competition attracted the largest number of entries in the competition’s 36-year history.

“As always, our seasoned editorial team was seeking the best of the best across the commercial real estate spectrum,” wrote national executive editor Natalie Dolce. The judges based their decisions on factors including:

  • Reputation and impact on their firms and professional community
  • Career highlights
  • Ability to achieve goals and display ingenuity in creative thinking and problem solving
  • Dedication to furthering the development of their field and the role of women
  • Accomplishments and involvement in their businesses company, the real estate industry and broader social community
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards, service, excellence and more

Graham represents developers and owners in all phases of commercial real estate including acquisition, development, financing, disposition and tax-free exchanges. Based in Atlanta, her clients include some of the largest multifamily companies in the nation. She also chairs MMMPact – the firm’s corporate social responsibility outreach – as well as its Civic Leadership Initiative. In addition to serving on the board of Horizons Atlanta, a nonprofit organization that supports K-12 students from underserved local communities, she is also a mentor in the State Bar of Georgia’s Transition into Law Practice Program.

Karmin concentrates on a broad range of commercial real estate transactions including financing, development, restructuring, acquisitions, sales and leasing. Based in Washington, D.C., she represents landlords and tenants in office and retail leasing, including ground and multi-floor office leases, as well as lenders and borrowers for complex construction and permanent financing. A former president of the Washington chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW,) she serves on the boards of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Goodwill of Greater Washington. Earlier this year, the firm named her an MMMPact Pro Bono Super Star.

Graham and Karmin will be recognized, along with other honorees, at the inaugural Women of Influence Conference July 10 and 11 in Broomfield, Colorado.

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
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