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Piurko wants more women in the big chair

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

Tara Piurko knows she’ll have done her job as the president of Commercial Real Estate Women if the industry’s C-suite leaves its reputation as an old boys’ club in the dust.

The Toronto-based partner in the commercial real estate group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is preparing to become the president-elect of New York-based CREW on Jan. 1. A year later, she will become the first Canadian to hold the president’s role.

The goal of CREW, which was founded in 1989, is to help women...