Ep. 20 Lisa Picard

020 - Lisa Picard

Lisa has 25+ years leading change, namely in urban experiences through real estate development and investment. She has a curiosity and passion creating, developing and repositioning real estate assets that focus on community and our human-ness, knowing these ultimately lead to the highest economic success; "consumers vote with their feet." With a background in design and finance, having developed hotels, resorts, office and multi-family, she has an ability to conceptualize and articulate physical solutions that create premium returns.

Lisa joined Blackstone's office investment platform as its COO, then quickly became its President and CEO. Prior to leading EQ, Lisa managed Skanska's west coast investment strategy for commercial development, specifically its all equity investment platform in Seattle. Prior to joining Skanska, Lisa founded Muse Development in Seattle, worked several years for Hines Interests, and also managed several national accounts for pension fund investment in real estate.

Lisa holds two masters degrees from MIT and continues to lecture on topics of design thinking and mindful leadership, as well as driving innovation and understanding risk.