AFIRE Podcast #27: Mentorship and Rising Leaders at AFIRE

(Featuring Amy Price, Managing Partner, Co-Head of US, BentallGreenOak, Steve McCarthy, Chair of Membership Committee, Head of North America, AXA Investment Management-Real Estate, and Jon Dishell, CCO, Gemini Rosemont)

How critical is it to develop new talent in a time where COVID-19 continues to disrupt the real estate landscape? AFIRE’s Mentorship Committee weighs in on an emerging and novel approach to create new opportunities for today’s rising leaders.

While COVID-19 has caused a disruption in the work life dynamic by strict scheduling and the lack of informal communication, it stresses the importance of a distinct approach to corporate culture, investing in people.

At the core of mentorship is enhancing and supporting new talent, but only is it possible to foster these relationships when we broaden our perspectives of what it means to be a mentor today. With a limited talent pool, a structured approach to creating meaningful relationships is required.

In this episode of the AFIRE Podcast, Amy Price (BentallGreenOak), Steve McCarthy (AXA IM), and Jon Dishell (Gemini Rosemont), discusses the three-tier industry-wide approach they are taking to improve mentorship relationships within commercial real estate.


Amy Price is a Managing Partner and the Co-Head of US for BentallGreenOak. She has responsibility for the operating and financial performance of the firm’s US business and has direct oversight of transactions, asset management, and portfolio management. Amy focuses her time on the Core, Core Plus, and Development parts of the business. Amy chairs the US Investment Committee for the firm’s diversified and separate account clients, co-chairs the US Management Committee, and is a member of the Global Coordination Committee.

Steve McCarthy is currently the Chair of the Membership Committee and Head of AXA Investment Management- Real Assets for North America. His responsibilities include defining and executing all aspects of the business’s North American investment and capital raising strategies. He is also in charge of the continued growth of the investment and asset management platform.

Steve joined AXA IM – Real Assets in 2014 as US Head of Asset Management and Transactions, where he was in charge of sourcing and executing acquisitions and dispositions and overseeing all aspects of asset management activities in the US.

With more than 35 years of experience in real estate investing, Jon Dishell is Gemini Rosemont’s Chief Capital Officer with responsibility for fundraising, investor relations, corporate marketing, public relations, and strategy.

Jon extensive background in the institutional investment arena began in 1993, when he re-joined Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE:DEI). In 2012, he was recruited by American Real Estate Partners to lead their fundraising efforts. In the aggregate for both firms, Jon raised equity for both discretionary commingled funds and single asset joint ventures totaling approximately $3 billion, was a member of each firm’s Investment and Management Committees, and for much of his DEI tenure was a senior member of the transactional team responsible for approximately 15 million square feet of office acquisitions, dispositions, and financings.




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