Working for Meyers Research, a real estate advising firm providing market trends and data, Kristine Smale leads the advisory team in Florida. Using her background in commercial real estate, she provides custom consulting studies and strategic advice to clients. But she also puts her experience to work outside the office.

“I’m very active in the Urban Land Institute and served as the first chair of the Women’s Leader­ship Initiative in Southwest Florida,” she says. “Currently, I’m the chair of the ULI Florida Community Housing and Development Product Council and serve on the Southwest Florida Executive Committee.”

Smale also spent four years on the board for the Local Planning Agency for Lee County. In addition, she held leadership roles with the Junior League of Fort Myers and volunteered with the Naples Hu­mane Society.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

“A job worth doing is worth doing right.” -From my grandfa­ther, stressing the importance of a strong work ethic.