Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) Honors Elizabeth Holmes with the “Future Leader of the Year” Award


WAYLAND, MA—Commercial Brokers Association (CBA), a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board that represents over 400 members in the commercial brokerage community throughout Massachusetts, on Thursday honored R. W. Holmes, Director of Corporate Services, Elizabeth Holmes with the “Future Leader of the Year” award.

During its annual Achievement Awards ceremony held at the InterContinental Boston, CBA also bestowed special recognition and excellence awards, including Landlord of the Year, Collaborating Partner, and the McCall Leadership Award, among others, to other industry leaders.

“It’s very exciting to receive the Future Leader of the Year Award from my peers and the organization representing about 400 commercial brokers,” said Ms. Holmes. “I would like to thank CBA and all those who nominated voted for me to receive this prestigious award.”

Earlier this month, Ms. Holmes was also honored with the “Outstanding Woman of the Year” award for 2023 by Boston Real Estate Times.

Ms. Holmes is the third generation of the Holmes family to work at R.W. Holmes Realty. As Director of Corporate Services, she is a trusted advisor for key accounts to establish creative and strategic solutions. Her work aligns clients’ real estate with their business strategy by providing comprehensive advisory services, including transaction management, demographic and location analysis, workplace strategy, and more.

As a licensed broker, Ms. Holmes’ skill set provides significant value to tenants and landlords. She has assisted Greater Boston companies, from startups to established multinational corporations, in professional services, technology, life science, and other industries. Her landlord work specializes in value-add building repositioning to bring underperforming properties to stabilization.

Previously, Ms. Holmes worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young in their advisory practice. Her work surrounded process improvement and finance implementations for global leaders in pharmaceuticals, consumer retail, and technology. She also worked internally on a white paper about the Internet of Things and its impact on commercial real estate/facilities management.

She is a Corporator for Middlesex Savings Bank, a member of the Young Professionals Board at the Foundation for MetroWest, a member of the Real Estate Committee for the Charles River Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Babson Alumni Board, and a member of CREW Boston. She is an SIOR member associate and recipient of the New England Chapter SIOR scholarship, an award given to rising leaders in the real estate industry.

Ms. Holmes graduated Summa Cum Laude from Babson College with a BS in Business Management and a concentration in Finance. She was an All-American field hockey player and the recipient of the Female Student-Athlete award for her class. She lives in Natick.