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Libby Gilbert | Connect CRE

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Libby Gilbert



Became national director of retail operations after 14 years overseeing office brokerage services

Created and runs Newmark’s in-house training platform, New U

Oversees national conferences and events

Libby Gilbert currently oversees operations for Newmark’s national retail platform. She transitioned into that role after 14 years of overseeing office brokerage services. Her ability to adapt and change within the growing organization has made her a key member of value for more than 15 years.  

As the senior director of retail operations, Gilbert’s work includes increasing broker productivity, collaborating with sales professionals to develop business plans, tracking revenue production, and advising brokers to improve their performance. She also oversees the recruitment of junior-level brokers and manages their onboarding and performance reviews. Her hands-on approach to mentorship and developing talent ensures that junior- and mid-level sales professionals can grow and perform at their highest level. She works to maintain the sales staff by recruiting, selecting, onboarding and training new professionals.  Gilbert has become the go-to person in the retail division to counsel, coach and motivate the teams. 

In addition to her day-to-day work, Gilbert oversees national conferences and events, including the firm’s annual Rising Stars conference, which recognizes and rewards Newmark’s up-and-coming talent and future leaders nationwide. She also manages the Newmark summer internship program and is a key advocate for the employee day of service program. 

These are just a few of the reasons we chose Gilbert as one of the New York 2021 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect CRE’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others. 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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