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Elizabeth Smith Kulik

Elizabeth Smith Kulik is a dynamic business leader and entrepreneur, with a keen eye for creating value in enterprises challenged by start-up, transformation, growth and restructuring in rapidly changing domestic and global markets.
Liz has earned an international reputation for mastering complex business & social problems and architecting world-class valuation & economic impact models to guide decision making. Liz is truly an innovator in creating actionable solutions that align risk and returns for divergent public and private stakeholders around the world. She has created and executed development, acquisitions, dispositions, repositioning and growth strategies for over $75B of institutional operating company and real estate investments.

Liz has been a leader in the financial services, real estate and business advisory industries. She has contributed her expertise to global public and private companies, including FTI Consulting as Senior Managing Director & Co-Head Global Real Estate Solutions; Grubb & Ellis as CSO; HelixGlobal, LLC as Co-Founder & COO, BGK, Inc., Glenborough Real Estate Investment Trust, and Aetna Realty Investors.

Liz has developed and executed innovative and scalable business models that optimize the strategic relationships between operations, technology, IP, production, logistics, human capital, real estate, and capital formation. First-hand management, transactions and advisory experience with domestic and international corporations, public and private investors, and US & foreign governments in such diverse markets as the United States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Dubai, UAE, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, Spain among others in the MENA region and Europe, has given Liz a unique perspective on aligning the many strategic touch points needed to create investment worthy enterprises and communities.

Liz has a unique entrepreneurial background as a start-up investor, and has launched several real estate service and technology companies. She gives back as a Board Advisor to innovative business, social impact, technology start-ups and sustainability companies. She is currently on the Board of AGBS, Inc., an MBE focused on delivering comprehensive sustainability, facilities and energy management solutions to the domestic and Latin American markets, and, the premier online community network for the real estate industry.

Liz received her B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, Hartford, CT and is active in numerous philanthropic, real estate, crowdfunding and women’s organizations, including ULI and CfPA, where she co-chairs the Education Committee.