Hannah Fisch leads go-to-market product growth and strategy for Newmark’s Global Corporate Services (GCS) real estate technology products. She recently launched and runs Optality, a software tool that provides corporations with access to flexible workspace options all over the globe.
Fisch is a seasoned strategy and operations leader, with over a decade of experience across multiple sectors and diverse organizations, managing numerous stakeholders and teams. She is an expert at navigating complex and changing business environments, including through acquisitions, transformations, and corporate restructuring. Fisch is skilled at developing and scaling processes, leveraging data to inform strategic decision making, and launching products to market. Fisch is multilingual and has proven cultural insights gained through numerous global engagements.
Fisch joined Newmark GCS after two years at Knotel, a global provider of flexible workplaces. As Head of Global Business Operations, she managed key strategic business initiatives while partnering with executives on core business objectives related to the real estate portfolio’s assets. Fisch also assisted with Knotel’s post-acquisition transition under Newmark, focusing on customer service and facilities strategy and operations.
Previously, as a Consultant with AEA Consulting, an arts and culture focused firm based in New York and London, she specialized in capital project planning and large-scale real estate developments. Prior to joining AEA, Fisch worked in for-profit consulting in New York City, advising global banking clients on their fixed income and foreign exchange strategies.
Areas of Specialty
- Strategy & Operations
- Product Marketing & Management
- Stakeholder Management
- Flex & Hybrid Work
- Member, French American Foundation, Transatlantic Forum
- Member, Women in Innovation
- Wharton Neff Fellowship, 2015
Fisch holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and an M.A. in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she double majored in Art History and Political Science.