LiNC Commercial Realty founder and CEO Najdi Rafaty is currently featured in the latest D CEO Magazine Women Leaders in Commercial Real Estate issue. She was recognized for her contributions to CREW Dallas.
These women leaders in commercial real estate are respected trailblazers, trusted counsel, and experts in their fields. They are surpassing goals and breaking records every day as Dallas- and the businesses who call it home, continue to grow. They have shaped North Texas commercial real estate and remain at the forefront of what’s new and next in the industry throughout the region.
Crew Dallas President Sara Terry, who is also the Chief Marketing Officer for Pacific Elm Properties, says Crew Dallas has been the leading commercial real estate organization in Dallas since 1980. She believes the organization gives members unlimited opportunities to “Meet, Learn and Help.”
The Dallas chapter provides networking, industry learning, and leadership development and gives back to the community. The chapter of 400-plus commercial real estate professionals of all levels, specialties, and demographics strives to advance women by showcasing member expertise, successes, and serving as an industry resource.
Rafaty is a member of the Trailblazers, an affinity group comprised exclusively of CREW Dallas business owners. They have paved the way for women to lead in a predominantly male industry and push boundaries in each facet of commercial real estate by creating a provocative dialogue among peers in every discipline in the industry. This drives member-to-member business opportunities and encourages members to be a force for activism and community involvement.
“It’s an honor to be recognized with such an impressive collection of North Texas businesswomen,” Rafaty says. “Together, we hope to empower other women and drive change for the better within the industry and in the community.”
CREW Dallas members benefit from a dynamic and supportive environment that promotes career advancement through knowledge sharing and networking. In growing and strengthening the Dallas network, CREW aims to create more commercial real estate opportunities for women in North Texas.
This isn’t the first time LiNC and Rafaty have been recognized, In 2022, she was named an Enterprising Woman of the Year recipient by Enterprising Women Magazine. That award recognizes female entrepreneurs for their business achievements and contributions to helping other women advance their careers. She has also been nominated for the D CEO Commercial Real Estate Executive of the Year
Rafaty has been a force in the commercial real estate industry for more than 15 years. In 2019, she founded LiNC Commercial Realty, a full-service firm that offers expertise in tenant and landlord representation as well as acquisitions and disposition. With its in-house advisory services, LiNC strives to maximize the productivity and profitability of its investor clients. Those synergies between service offerings allow LiNC to handle all aspects of the real estate transaction under one roof. According to Rafaty, LiNC is absolutely commitment to quality from start to finish.
“I founded LiNC on four core principles that define everything we do to serve our clients,” Rafaty says. “These guiding principles include a commitment to excellence, a forward-thinking solutions approach, a professional approach to client services and being a single-source service provider.”
While grateful for her success, Rafaty also recognizes the importance of community involvement. She believes she has an obligation to give back to the community and encourages other entrepreneurs, especially women, to strive for greatness.
One of her favorite community activities is working with students at the University of Texas at Dallas Real Estate Club. She hopes sharing her experiences and expertise will help young people embark on successful careers.
“I want them to understand that it takes a huge commitment and a lot of work, but if you are willing to do that and run your business the right way, there is no limit to the goals you can achieve,” Rafaty says.