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April 28, 2017 Edition


ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT to submit your 2017 CREW DC Award Nominations!  Submit your nomination(s) today for Projects and Individual categories. PDF versions of the form are available by contacting Awards will be announced during our annual Awards Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017.  Please save the date!

The CREW DC Programs Committee is looking forward to our May Luncheon: "Next Frontier of Green Buildings: WELL and FitWell Buildings" on Wednesday, May 10th. Following LEED, which transformed the building industry, rating systems like WELL and Fitwel are poised to redefine not only the green building industry but also their occupants' experience. Please join us as we explore this next frontier in green building and learn the benefits and challenges involved when implementing these programs. Thank you in advance to our distinguished speakers, Wendy Feldman Block (Savills Studley), Steve Kooy (SCS Global Services), and Denise Funkhouser (GSA), who will discuss their knowledge and experiences in regards to this topic.
We are also very excited about several upcoming events including "Women on the Rise III," highlighting dynamic CRE women in June and the 2017 CREW DC Awards Placemaking Nominees in September. Please keep an eye out for these in the future. As mentioned, we will be opening up the registration to these events to our members and sponsors first so please try to register as soon as possible.
The programs committee works hard to brainstorm topics, speakers, and locations for meetings. This effort ensures we are planning and producing outstanding and cutting edge luncheon programs for our members. If you would like to contribute to our programming efforts and help shape our upcoming events, please join us. This Committee holds morning planning sessions on a monthly basis and is always delighted to welcome newcomers.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 8:30 am-10:00 am. Please contact Kaleena Francis Lee (, 202.462.1092) and Suzanne Pyles (, 202.319.1636) for additional information. Thank you and we hope to see you at our events!
"Personally, I feel the Committee is full of remarkable women who all genuinely want to see each other succeed. Planning our luncheons is just a fun way to get to know each other better while meeting and learning about industry leaders. I am so happy to partner with such a fantastic group of women!" - Kaleena Francis Lee, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners
"I am proud to serve on the Programs Committee and I feel each month we help elevate the chapter within the greater commercial real estate industry. I really enjoy our internal committee networking efforts. We have group pot lucks, make holiday gingerbread houses and always have an ice breaker before each meeting to help us get to know each other better." - Suzanne D. Pyles, STOLADI


We are still completing the CREW Network Foundation Chapter Challenge. If you haven't contributed, please consider donating. We are still trying to meet 50% participation so please consider giving if you can. It doesn't matter how much! Your money can go towards the CREW Network Annual Scholarship Fund, the Canadian Scholarship Fund, the Scholarship Endowment, Industry Research, Career Outreach, or the Greatest Needs Fund. Your choice - just know that your money will make a difference!


Do you want to attend the June 22 - 23rd CREW Network Leadership Summit in Toronto? If you do, CREW DC will give away one registration plus $350 in travel expenses to the lucky winner of our "One Word" contest. HOW TO WIN? Submit one word that represents why you want to attend the leadership conference. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, May 9, 2017. You can post your word on CREW DC's Facebook page, tweet it to @crewwashdc, email your word to Kate Howarth (, or submit a business card with your word to a CREW DC Board member. Only one submission is allowed. The winner will be announced at the May 10, 2017 CREW DC Luncheon. More information on the summit can be found at Please note that the winner does not need to be present at the May 10th lunch to win; however, he/she must be a CREW DC member with a CREWbiz profile and have a valid passport for travel to Canada. Good luck!

Attention CREW DC Members & Sponsors:
Our events have been selling out so we would like to give you first shot at registration. We will reserve the first one or two weeks (depending on the event) for member/sponsor registration ONLY.  Please do your best to register as soon as you are able before we open it up to non-members at an increased rate. Once an event is sold out, we can place you on a waitlist but there will be no guarantee that you will be able to attend due to maximum seating restrictions. Hope to see you at any of the below events!

April 29: Bright Beginnings 5K -

May 3: e-lofts: Real Estate 2.0 - When Apartments, Offices, and Live/Work Spaces Collide - Register Now

May 9: "One Word" Contest Deadline (see above)

May 10: May Lunch Program: The Next Frontier in Green Building: WELL and Fitwel - Register Now   

May 11: Path to Leadership - Save the Date!

May 15: CNCC Members Only Golf Outing - Register Now

May 15: 2017 CREW DC Awards - Nominations Due 

May 16: Women of Influence Dinner (by invitation only) 

September 28: 2017 CREW DC Awards - Save the Date!