DALLAS (Oct. 9, 2014) â€“ Butler Burgher Group (BBG), a leading national commercial real estate valuation, advisory and assessment firm, today announced that BBG CEO Diane Butler was honored as a Distinguished Leader at the 2014 Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network Convention and Marketplace.
Ms. Butler, MAI, FRICS and CCIM, was among four women who were chosen for this distinction at CREWâ€™s national convention, which was held September 30 through October 3 in Miami, Fla.
CREW recognized Ms. Butler for her work in building a successful company and her deep involvement in CREWâ€™s mission in influencing the success of the commercial real-estate industry by advancing the achievements of women.
â€œI am extremely pleased that CREW has bestowed this great honor on me,â€ said Ms. Butler. â€œThe ability to assume a leadership role in this industry has long been a personal and professional goal of mine, and I hope that my contributions will encourage others to follow a similar path.â€
CREW Network President Judy Nitsch added, â€œDianeâ€™s outstanding leadership qualities have earned her industrywide recognition as one of the best in her field.Â We are very fortunate to have someone of Dianeâ€™s caliber as an active member of our growing organization.â€
The other recipients of the Distinguished Leaders award include Sarah K. Abrams, Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, Iron Mountain; Pat Goldstein, Vice Chairman and Head of Commercial Real Estate. Emigrant Bank; and Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, CEO, Banco ItaÃ¼ International.
Ms. Butler and the other women participated as panelists on an industry roundtable discussion, which was moderated by Katty Kay, lead anchor for BBC World News America and noted author.