Nancy Ferrell, Andrea Howard recognized as part of Real Estate Forum’s Women of Influence

Real Estate Forum has announced the 2021 recipients of its annual Women of Influence recognition, and Nancy Ferrell and Andrea Howard have been selected for the prestigious list. The organization plans to honor the chosen 2021 Women of Influence at their third annual GlobeSt. Women of Influence Awards Dinner, which will be held in Park City, Utah in July 2021. In addition, the Women of Influence will be profiled in GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s July/August issue, and will gain recognition on

Nancy, regional managing director/managing director – debt & equity in
Baltimore, was promoted early in 2021 to NorthMarq’s Executive Committee. In that role, she co-leads the operations of the company’s 38 debt and equity locations, continues to co-management of the Baltimore office, and originates commercial mortgage debt and equity placements on behalf of clients, many of whom she has worked with for more than 30 years. She was also selected for the Women of Influence recognition in 2018, based upon her work in community mentoring and top-tier production volume across all property types.

According to Jeff Erxleben, executive vice president/executive managing director - debt & equity. "Nancy’s influence is particularly noticeable in her approach to collaboration and integrity. “She has an unmatched reputation among fellow teammates and clients for her team-oriented approach to business, and executing for her clients at the highest level – doing business the right way,” he said. “As a new member of the Executive Committee this year, she can speak to the lender side of our business, given her deep, long-term relationships with a large number of capital providers.”

“Nancy is one of the strongest loan producers in our company, with consistent production through her loyal clients make her a role model for anyone in our industry,” said Pat Minea, executive vice president/executive managing director - debt & equity.

In addition to her career-long production achievements, Nancy is also an active volunteer in the Baltimore community. She was a founding member of the NAIOPMD’s Community Service committee and remains an active member of NAIOP, CREW, and ICSC. She is a current trustee for The Bryn Mawr School, chair of the Building & Grounds Committee. Nancy was a long-term board member and past board president for the House of Ruth Maryland, a leading center for women and children of domestic violence, and also served as co-Commissioner for Towsontowne Girls Lacrosse Rec Council programs 2004-2009.

Andrea, who joined NorthMarq in February 2021, leads the Carolina’s Investment Sales team with Allan Lynch and Jeff Glenn. She is known as one of the top multifamily investment sales professionals in the Southeast. Her 10-person team, which is based in Charlotte and Raleigh, has transaction volume of more than $20 billion over the last five years.

“Andrea’s clients love her enthusiasm, professionalism, and innovation in marketing multifamily investment sales properties, most of which are the trophy asset in the submarket,” said Trevor Koskovich, president – Investment Sales at NorthMarq. “We were very excited to welcome Andrea and her team to NorthMarq, since they align with our business model of innovative brokers who fit our culture and can leverage our debt & equity business.”

Andrea’s passion in helping women in the CRE industry stems from her long-standing participation in softball – first as a collegiate player and now as a coach. “I’m passionate about helping lift up women in the real estate business, with a particular focus on mentoring through CREW. I think young women in this business start by building their confidence, which is why I also coach softball. Using sports to help teach young women from a young age that they can do anything they want builds confidence and teaches important life skills needed in business including time management, putting the team first, communication skills, and leadership.”

Northmarq is a full-service capital markets resource for commercial real estate investors, offering seamless collaboration with top experts in debt, equity, investment sales, loan servicing, and fund management. The company combines industry-leading capabilities with a flexible structure, enabling its national team of experienced professionals to create innovative solutions for clients. Northmarq's solid foundation and entrepreneurial approach have built an annual transaction volume of more than $39 billion and a loan servicing portfolio of more than $76 billion. Through the 2022 acquisition of Stan Johnson Company and Four Pillars Capital Markets, Northmarq established itself as a provider of opportunities across all major asset classes. For more information, visit: