Most stylish: Anne Columbia
OCCUPATION: CORPORATE REAL ESTATE ADVISER AND PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA GROUP REALTY
RESIDENCE: BROOKLINE > What’s stylish in commercial real estate now? Sustainability, sunlight, work spaces that are attractive to employees. Flexibility. Kendall Square and the Back Bay.
> Why did you move your company from Rowes Wharf to Kendall Square three years ago?I love the dynamic feel that exists, with the commercial uses of space and with MIT, the Broad Institute, and the Whitehead Institute. I like the location; it’s on the Red Line, and the Charles River is there. It’s a very sophisticated place, a very nonprovincial place. It’s a world place. The intellectual and entrepreneurial energy there is so high.
>What are the secrets to looking good in a hard-hat area? Never wear black-suede heels, don’t worry about your hair, and just smile a lot.
Kathleen Pierce can be reached at email@example.com.