BisNow Power Women: Meet Cresa Principal Sue Rogers

Sue Rogers, a principal in Cresa’s Houston office, was recently featured in BisNow in lead up to their Inaugural Power Women Event on Dec. 11 at the Hilton Americas.

Rogers answered questions ranging from how she got started in the commercial real estate industry to what advice she would pass along to the next generation of influential women looking to get started in the business. 

BisNow’s Power Women initiative recognizes industry leaders who not only helped break the glass ceiling with their accomplishments but continue to shape the commercial real estate landscape.

In all, 27 of the city’s most powerful women in real estate will be awarded the prestigious award at this year’s luncheon. Honorees also will share their achievements as well as discuss strategies to promote recruitment and advancement of women in the industry.

Rogers, who was recently asked to speak on a panel for RedNews’ Women in Real Estate Summit in September, talked about the challenges she faced and how she found success as a pioneer in an industry that had been historically male dominated.

“I think you have to have the desire and fight to go after it,” Rogers said. “You need that resolve to keep going after it, even when all the odds are against you.”

That conviction continues to be a key factor in driving Rogers, and despite the adversity earlier in her career, she wouldn’t change a thing.

“I think everything I went through made me who I am today and made me as successful as I am today,” Rogers said.

To read more about all the honorees or to purchase tickets, please visit BisNow’s website.