First Quarter 2017
CREW News!
Welcome to our new CREW NEWS!  We hope you like the new format and encourage you to send feedback and suggestions for the future to  Thank you and enjoy!
Message from the President

If you’re reading this and already a member, I hope you are motivated to become more involved. If you’re not a member, I hope you are encouraged to apply. And if you don’t meet the qualifications – yet – don’t wait two years like I did to attend another meeting!

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Meet the 2017 Board Members
Every year CREW Richmond elects a new Board of Directors.  Meet your new board members here!

Link to Board Member Information
CREW Richmond Members in the News

Congratulations to Award-Winning CREW RVA Members!

Jessie Ewald, Geotechnical and Construction Services Team Leaders at Draper Aden Associates, received the 2017 Rising Star Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies.  The Rising Star Award recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to their company’s success in the engineering industry.  Selection reflects Jessica’s leadership in her field and involvement in professional and community organizations.  Here is a link to the info:  Congratulations Jessie!!

Amelia Wehunt, Sr. Project Manager at Timmons Group, was named a 2017 Top Young Professional by Engineering News-Record.  Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition. 

Meaghan O’Brien of Dewberry has been selected to join the LEAD Virginia Class of 2017.  Each year’s  LeadVirginia class consists of a few leaders from across Virginia who have significant achievements in career and community service and who share a sincere concern about the future of Virginia.

Rebecca Napier, at Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is leading their new Richmond office operations.  WSSI is the leading provider of natural and cultural resource consulting services in the Mid-Atlantic. They've worked on a total of over 7,500 projects, comprising 275,000 acres, and have created and restored more than 1,000 acres of wetlands and restored miles of streams.  Rebecca is looking forward to bringing WSSI's services to the Richmond area and beyond.  

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Deal Divas
Jodie Strum at Atlantic Real Estate Capital recently worked with Kate Wagner at Sona Bank on the refinance of a retail center in Tappahannock and an office building in Innsbrook.  
Brett McNamee of Divaris and Donna Bearman of Forest City worked together on behalf of the landlord.

CREW Richmond Lunch Meetings
February Lunch Meeting: Carrie Rose Pace Shares the GRTC Pulse Vision - by Chandra Lantz

A cloudy Richmond day at the February meeting was brightened by Carrie Rose Pace’s presentation about the upcoming launch of the GRTC Pulse.  The Pulse is a Bus Rapid Transit line that will run from Rockett’s Landing to Willow Lawn.   Ms. Pace, the Director of Communications for the GRTC Transit System, enthusiastically shared with our members and guests the details and excitement for this soon-to-debut project.

March Lunch Meeting Features City's Economic and Community Development COO, Jane Ferrara - by Elizabeth Carr

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, CREW Richmond welcomed Jane Ferrara, Chief Operating Officer – Economic and Community Development of the City of Richmond, for a program highlighting the City’s efforts around transportation-oriented development.

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New CREW Richmond Members
Welcome to the newest members of CREW Richmond!

Member Profile

by Kate Wagner

Brenda Karp

....One of the things she enjoys most about the chapter today is the mentoring of younger members that she witnesses.  Her participation with CREW has led to wonderful friendships and meaningful volunteer activities with the Community Service committee... more about Brenda Karp

Sponsor Spotlight:

Timmons Group Recognized for nearly 20 years as one of Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms, Timmons Group provides civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture, and surveying services to a diverse client base. Our market-focused organization is structured to help fulfill our mission “to achieve unparalleled understanding of our clients, their businesses and their visions, resulting in unrivaled customer service and shared success.”

Our clients receive more than just the best engineering and professional services available. Our specialized market sector expertise makes us trusted advisors and valuable consultants on our clients’ projects — from conception through completion. We believe a firm is defined by its people so we continue to attract and retain professionals regarded among the top experts in their fields, as well as today’s best and brightest young talent. Our teams are challenged with exciting projects that shape careers — as well as the communities we serve. This talent includes female professionals, whom are vital to the success of Timmons Group. These women shepherd notable projects including Stonebridge, Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, Rocketts Landing, and First Freedom Museum. This experience has also expanded outside the Central Virginia market, with projects that include Target and AAA Car Centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and the Social Security Administration Headquarters in Maryland.

For more information, contact Amelia Wehunt at (804) 200-6544 or

CREW Network Impact Awards
b y Jessie Ewald

Know of an amazing CREW member who is making an Impact? Nominations are being accepted for CREW Network Impact Awards through April 15. These awards recognize achievements of members that are considered exceptional in one of the following categories: 

Award winners are recognized at the Annual CREW Global Conference in October. What better way is there to get CRE Professionals in Richmond the international recognition they deserve! More information on the submission requirements can be found at .

Anatomy of a Real Estate Deal
CREW Richmond UCREW Event at VSU
by Rowena Fratarcangelo
On January 25, 2017, Andrea Brandenburger and Jessie Ewald of the Network Liaison committee held another great UCREW program!

UCREW is an interactive session designed to introduce college students to opportunities in commercial real estate. Past UCREW events have included networking luncheons for students from several area universities and “A Day at VSU with CREW Richmond” information table at Virginia State University.

This year the committee decided to try something a little different. After conversations with Jonathan Young at VSU, they decided to visit students where they spend much of their time – in the classroom!

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Keep your calendars up to date with our upcoming events....

CREW Richmond April Lunch Meeting
Main Street Station Hard Hat Tour
With Kristen Reece of RMTA
11:30am - 1pm

CREW Richmond Spring Membership Social
Anchor Bar
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Komen Race For the Cure
CREW Richmond Team

CREW Richmond May Lunch Meeting - Open
11:30am - 1pm

CREW Richmond Summer Social
Virginia Historical Society
5:00pm - 8:00pm

CREW Richmond July Dine Around
Stony Point Fashion Park, 
Anchor Bar and Brio Tuscan Grille

CREW Careers

......visit our calendar of events for more dates and information!
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