Bulfinch’s Katherine F. Shoss Named Globe St. Women of Influence of 2022
BOSTON, MA – July 27, 2022
The Bulfinch Companies, Inc. (Bulfinch), a private real estate investment, development and management firm, announces its Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing, Kate Shoss, was named to Globe St. Women of Influence Award list of 2022 in the Marketing and Communications category.
The Globe St. Women of Influence award selection process examines a stringent set of criteria, identifying candidates based on career achievements, community outreach and mentorship within the industry. The candidates come from diverse backgrounds with a wide array of specialties and have all made a distinctive mark in commercial real estate. Shoss was honored at the GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s third annual GlobeSt. Women of Influence Awards dinner, which was held in Park City, UT on July 26, 2022, and is currently featured in a spotlight in the GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum July/August issue.
“It is an honor to be recognized with such an accomplished group of women for the 2022 Globe St. Women of Influence awards,” said Shoss. “Throughout my career and in my life, I have been passionate about elevating and mentoring both women and girls into leadership positions. I am inspired by my fellow award-recipients to continue these efforts to provide a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in CRE and beyond.”
As Bulfinch’s Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing, Shoss is responsible for strengthening the awareness of Bulfinch’s brand and our portfolio of properties of over 4 million square feet and approximately $4 billion in assets. With over 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry,
Shoss is a member of Bulfinch’s Technology, Sustainability and Asset Management Committees and serves as Co-Chair of Bulfinch’s newly formed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Working with SGO, a DE+I Consultant, and the DE+I Committee, Shoss has helped led Bulfinch’s DE+I’s strategic plan and goals setting. Recent accomplishments include the increase of women and minority in Senior Leadership from 0% in 2019 to 45% in 2022 and Bulfinch’s support of CREW Network’s Pledge for Action to support women and DE+I with a focus on Pay Equity. Shoss has also help establish Bulfinch’s ESG goals and communication to stakeholders and community partners.
“Kate Shoss has proven to be an excellent leader and valued team member during her time at Bulfinch,” said Eric D. Schlager, Chief Executive Officer of Bulfinch. “Kate consistently demonstrates leadership and strategic initiatives that align, engage and deliver on Bulfinch goals through effective marketing and communication initiatives—both internally and externally. Her strategic mindset allows her to seek out new ideas and successfully translate them into new strategies.”
Kate is actively involved in numerous real estate industry organizations including NAIOP, CREW, ULI and REFA. She serves in a leadership role for NAIOP’s Executive Leadership Board, NAIOP Women’s Leadership Network, Co-Chair of NAIOP Marketing and Membership Committee as well as a member of NAIOP National Forum Group for Marketing and Leasing and a member of CREW’s Golf Committee.
Consistent with her dedication to advancing women leaders, Shoss is actively involved in her community as a board member of the Arlington Soccer Club. She is a girls youth soccer coach and focused on increasing the amount of women coaches and female visibility on the board and in the club. Shoss is also a member of the Club’s DE+I steering committee designed to provide inclusive soccer opportunities for everyone. She has spearheaded a partnership between ASC and Arlington EATS, a local non-profit organization with a mission to engage the community in eliminating food insecurity and hunger in Arlington.