Real Estate Partner Jackie Bozzuto Honored With Orlando Woman of Influence Award by CREW Orlando

November 8, 2016

Orlando, FL - Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that Jacqueline (Jackie) Bozzuto has received the Orlando Woman of Influence Award during this year's CREW Orlando annual Celebration of Champions Gala. The Celebration of Champions Gala celebrates women's growth and excellence in commercial real estate by honoring outstanding CREW members. Bozzuto has been an active member of CREW Orlando since 2005, serving as a Board member from 2008-2012 and as President in 2011. On top of her family life, demanding career, multiple boards and community activities, Bozzuto has always devoted much of her time to mentoring women in the community. CREW was formed to attract the most powerful and influential professionals in the commercial real estate industry. Offering a unique business development network, CREW Orlando membership represents diverse disciplines within our industry. The membership’s diversity provides the structure, leadership skills, and industry expertise to best serve its members, their clients, and the communities of Central Florida with professional excellence.

At the firm, Bozzuto co-Chairs the Hospitality & Leisure Group. She focuses her legal practice on Commercial Leasing, Real Estate Transactions, Development and Finance, and Restaurant Service practices. Her depth of experience in developing acquisition programs for sites nationally -- and training entire real estate departments with checklists -- helps clients streamline their acquisition process and enhance their operations. In addition to acquisitions programs, Bozzuto also has assisted clients in purchasing large hundred-million-dollar portfolios out of bankruptcy estates, as well as other multi-site and multi-state purchases and sales. She also advises on how property and assets should be held for the maximum benefit to the clients and provides strategies for structuring foreign investments in U.S. real estate. In addition to her CREW involvement, Jackie has been active in the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association and the Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association since 1994, serving as the Delegate to the State Board in 2009-2010.  Jackie gives back to others desiring to pursue a career in hospitality and commercial real estate through mentoring not only through CREW and her firm, but also by serving as a leader on Valencia Community College's Hospitality Management Advisory Committee for the last 17 years. Over her career, she has served on numerous other boards, including the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Lisa Merlin House, and is frequently invited to speak at high-profile hospitality industry events.

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