Member Newsletter 2019 Issue No. 2
In This Issue

President's Letter
Carla Higgins Memorial Scholarship
Foundation Chapter Challenge Update
YWLA Update
Awards & Promotions
CREW Member News
CREW Network News
Upcoming Events
2019 Diamond Partner
What's New in CREW?

Do you have exciting news or deals to share? Submit to the Communications committee !

Have you attended an event recently?
Dear CREW Fort Worth Members,

2019 is off to a great start! After years of hosting our luncheons at the Fort Worth Club, the 2018 Board of Directors voted a change of venue making Mopac Event Center our luncheon home for 2019. With a new venue, comes new challenges and we continue to make adjustments to provide the best experience for members and their guests.

Luncheon topics this first quarter included:

The Programs Committee has done a great job lining up new and interesting topics this year and I know they will continue to bring in great speakers the rest of the year. Save the Date for our Joint Luncheon with CREW Dallas on Wednesday, August 14th !

My personal goal as Chapter President this year is to reinforce our connection with CREW Network. CREW Fort Worth is one of 75 markets worldwide and our members have access to nearly 12,000 other CRE professionals through the CREWBiz community. If you haven't had a chance to explore CREWBiz, please take the time to do so. There are tons of resources and free advice you can gain by using the platform.

If you ever want to learn more about CREW Network or if there isanything CREW Fort Worth can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally at

With appreciation, 
Monica Luera, Trademark Property Company
2019 CREW Fort Worth President

PS. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to stay updated on all the fun and educational things we are doing!
In the first quarter of 2019, CREW continued its mentoring event at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA). Twenty students from the school’s architecture and engineering track met over lunch for an overview of commercial real estate. On January 25 presenters Joanna Cloud (Republic Title), Nina Petty (Tarrant County College District) and Ginger Johnson (Legacy Texas Bank) shared the career opportunities in Property Management, Brokerage, and Title Insurance. 
Continuing the topic of career opportunities in Commercial Real Estate, March 1st, Sarah Huckabee (Whitley Penn), Andrea Taylor (mma, inc.), and Haley Thurston (VLK Architects) shared careers in Architecture & Design, Engineering, and Accounting.
Finally on March 29th, Kelly Agnor (Vaquero Ventures), Laurie Fleiner (Mansfield EDC) and Ashley Tinsley (Fort Construction) presented careers in Construction, Development and Economic Development. 
The mentoring series consists six sessions over the course of the 2018-19 school year. Future sessions will focus on specific areas of commercial real estate and culminate with a tour of Frost Tower in downtown Fort Worth.

Interested in getting involved? Please contact or the YWLA liaison, Noelle Garsek .

Thank you to our 2019 YWLA Partners!
2018 Project of the Year was awarded to TexRAIL. This award is given to a project or development in Tarrant County that has a significant impact on the commercial real estate industry.
2018 Partner of the Year goes to Audi Fort Worth ! Elicia White with Audi Fort Worth accepts the award. This award was created to recognize long time and/or substantial monetary contributions by organizations that make it possible for CREW Fort Worth to achieve its mission to provide opportunities for networking, education, leadership development and civic/ philanthropic involvement and that of CREW Network to provide opportunities that foster productive and supportive relationships, and enhance personal and professional growth.
2018 Carla Higgins CREW Future Leader of the Year was awarded to Haley Thurston. This award recognizes a CREW Member with less than 10 years of real estate experience who has given extraordinary service to CREW Fort Worth for the applicable year. The recipient has shown their commitment to CREW Fort Worth, is a person of honor and integrity who is a leader within the commercial real estate industry and for CREW. This person actively serves and is always a good representative of CREW Fort Worth within the community.
2018 Member of the Year Award was awarded to Sarah Rega. This award was created to recognize extraordinary service to CREW Fort Worth for the
applicable year by a CREW Full or Affiliate Member. The recipient has shown their commitment to CREW Fort Worth, is a person of honor and integrity who is a leader within the commercial real estate industry and for CREW. This person actively serves and is always a good representative of CREW Fort Worth within the community
2018 Susan A. Halsey Excellence in Leadership Award was awarded to Coni Hennersdorf. This award recognizes a CREW Member that is a role model in representing the core values of CREW Fort Worth and CREW Network, has as well as shown a continuous and long-term dedication to the organization and its mission, and is a demonstrated leader in the commercial real estate industry.
The core value of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to recognize excellence and lifetime achievements in the recipient’s professional and personal life; with emphasis on extraordinary leadership and commitments to the mission and endeavors of CREW Fort Worth, CREW Network and CREW Network Foundation. The honoree must have accomplished and personify the many qualities that distinguish CREW Members as elite professionals, having served CREW Fort Worth at the board level and attended a CREW Network Convention or Leadership Council Meeting. The honorees, themselves, serve as mentors, role models and demonstrate the limitless horizons that commitment and perseverance can achieve. The honorees must possess impeccable credentials.
Joanna Cloud joins Ginger Johnson and Norma Crow as recipients of the prestigious award.
2018 Deal of the Year was awarded to 601 S Main St . This award recognizes a real estate transaction during the applicable year that exemplified member-to-member business among CREW Fort Worth members. The deal/project involved CREW Members from Bennett Benner Partners , Dunaway Associates , Fort Construction and Lancarte Commercial . Representing those companies were CREW members Emily Gilmore , Amanda Shulte , Anita Beard , Ashley Tinsley and Sarah Lancarte .
CREW Member, Andrea Taylor P.E., MMA, inc .  has been named the Edmund Friedman Young Engineer of the Year award winner by the Fort Worth Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This award recognizes younger members of ASCE that exhibit outstanding contributions to the public welfare of the civil engineering profession.
CREW Programs Board of Director, Ashley Tinsley, Fort Construction recently received her Real Estate License. Congratulations Ashley!
CREW Member Robin Francis-Baker , with SVN Trinity Advisors closed a deal on the 68 unit multifamily property Haltom Oaks Apartments. The transaction included CREW member Joanna Cloud with Republic Title and the survey was done by CREW partner Weir & Associates.

On February 21st, Kristin Buchanan and husband, Derek, welcomed their son Harrison into the family. Big brother Sterling is enjoying his little brother! Harrison was 6 lbs and 12 oz. Congratulations to the Buchanan family!
CREW Fort Worth members Robin Francis-Baker, Coni Hennersdorf , Monica Luera, Laurie Fleiner, Ashley Tinsley and Anita Beard attended the 2019 Winter Leadership Summit in New Orleans.
The Exclusive Automobile Dealer of CREW Fort Worth
Our Diamond Partner,  Audi Fort Worth  was recently honored as a winner of the Magna Society Award. This award offers well-deserved recognition to dealerships that lead by example through a successful business model and an ongoing commitment to delivering industry-leading customer service. Audi Fort Worth’s undeniable commitment to customer service and impressive business performance are all factors that contributed to the dealership receiving this honor
Interested in becoming a CREW Fort Worth Annual Partner?
Visit the CREW Fort Worth website for more information or email .