The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Southeast Florida/Caribbean is committed to increasing the number and visibility of women leaders in ULI and the real estate industry. We invite all women of ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean to join in, participate, and connect with fellow women ULI members via the WLI.
The WLI Southeast Florida/Caribbean is part of a global ULI network promoting the advancement of women in real estate and development.
- Promote the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry.
- Increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI.
- Increase the visibility of women leaders in the real estate industry and in ULI.
- Increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members, and support the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions.
To date, the WLI has provided programming for the Spring and Fall meetings, sponsored networking events and helped women navigate within ULI.
The Co-Chairs of the WLI are responsible for representing the interests of WLI and advancing the mission of ULI within the WLI platform of activities. The Chairs participate on the District Council Management Committee and support and celebrate the efforts of the various WLI committees.
Cristina is the Senior Principal and Senior Vice President with Langan Engineering & Environmental Services. For over 30 years, Cristina has worked on geotechnical engineering experience throughout Florida, specializing in high-rise projects located in coastal areas. She has managed numerous high-profile projects, including SunLife (Dolphins) Stadium, Fontainebleau II & III Towers, The MET Miami, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Marine aBlue, and more. Cristina graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami, and a masters in Geotechnical Engineering from Cornell University.
Since 2015, Lisa has emerged as a leader within the Gallagher Florida’s Real Estate &
Construction practice. She works very closely with specialty team members throughout Gallagher’s
global network to deliver specific expertise, products and services to real estate developers,
contractors and property owners/managers. Lisa has quickly built a reputation in the market as a
creative thinker and problem solver that has resulted in the savings of millions of dollars for her
clients over the course of her career with Gallagher. In less than 4 years, she has provided the risk
financing for a dozen major real estate developments totaling nearly $1 billion in values by placing
$4.5 million of premium into the global insurance marketplace. In addition to her Construction &
Real Estate expertise, she has worked with a number of clients to tackle their supply chain trade
credit risk domestically and abroad.
Outside of the office, she is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and its Women’s
Leadership Institute (WLI). Quarterly, she is the moderator for panels discussing current events and
topics throughout Florida’s Real Estate & Construction submarkets, oftentimes drawing crowds of as
many as 400+ attendees. She has built a reputation as a connector of contractors, developers,
architects, engineers, bankers, attorneys, and accountants with specialty expertise in the development
space, oftentimes pulling together new partnerships for firms that have never previously worked
In her free time, she regularly volunteers within the Broward County School System and enjoys
traveling to unique destinations around the world.
Contact the WLI Co-Chairs or call (954) 916-7329 for more information.