Katrina Kostic Samen: one of Bisnow’s ’46 Women in Real Estate Who Crushed It In 2019′

In the run up to the third annual Women Leading Real Estate event, Bisnow compiled a list of women in commercial real estate who have had a magnificent 2019, and are helping to shape the real estate sector at a time of immense change.

We are thrilled that Katrina Kostic Samen, head of workplace strategy & design, is featured on the list as The Workplace Warrior:

Katrina Kostic Samen is the founder of London-based workplace consultancy and design studio KKS, which she built over a number of years before it was acquired by Savills in June. Kostic Samen now heads up workplace, strategy and design at the international real estate advisor and has already been instrumental in securing global business.

Kostic Samen has more than three decades of experience within commercial property, and was appointed BCO president in 2018. Her tenure saw some significant changes to the organisation, including an increase in female membership following a push on diversity and a focus on the next generation. Implementing mentoring programmes and encouraging young people to participate, she won the Inspirational Leader of the Year at the 2019 BCO NextGen Awards. This year Kostic Samen also picked up the Best Woman Commercial Interior Designer at the WICE Awards.

Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family, watching good cookery programmes even though she never gets time to cook, photography and travel. Although not strictly an interest, she also can’t live without Maltesers white truffle.

The full list is here.