The Link|Keeping You Connected to CREW DC
August 11, 2017 Edition


CREW DC is now accepting applications for 2018 Committee Chairs. Please complete this application and return to to be considered. If you are interested in nominating someone else as a Committee Chair, please invite them to apply. You can also send their contact info to by August 15 and we'll reach out to them with the information on applying and a note that they were nominated by a fellow CREW DC member. Applications are due 8/22. The following positions are available (# of available seats - committee): 
1 - Finance
1 - Special Events
1 - EDU
1 - Community Action
1 - Network Liaison/UCREW/Foundation
2 - Communications
2 - Sponsorship
2 - Membership
2 - Member Services
2 - 35 and Under
Connecting Future Leaders Mentorship Program  

The CREW National Capital Committee (CNCC), comprised of CREW DC, CREW Northern Virginia (NoVA) and CREW Suburban MD announces the launch of Connecting Future Leaders, an innovative mentorship program that creates a platform where long-lasting relationships between mentor and protégé can be fostered, guided and produce real impacts to career paths and successes. Created by CREW NoVA several years ago, the Connecting Future Leaders Mentorship Program fosters a safe yet challenging environment through social interactions and strategically planned leadership training. This training provides an avenue conducive for learning and relationship-building, where mentor and protégé learn from and about each other. Participants will receive critical professional competencies, including:

· Expert one-on-one coaching
· Professional evaluations
· Emotional intelligence training
· Mindfulness activities
· Skills to have difficult conversations
· Access to executive/C-Suite women in commercial real estate

The Connecting Future Leaders program commences in September 2017 and concludes in June 2018. Applications to be a mentor and/or protege are due August 25th through this link. Connecting Future Leaders is available exclusively to members of CREW DC, CREW NoVA and CREW Suburban MD.
DISRUPT: 2017 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace 

CREW DC invites its members to attend the 2017 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace. This year, we will be gathering in Houston, Texas from October 25th - 27th. This is a chance for you to expand your network, be inspired, and hear the latest on what's happening in commercial real estate. In addition to a strong lineup of sessions, speakers, and learning excursions, the convention also services as a platform for 1000+ commercial real estate professionals from all over the world to network.

The early bird rates end September 14th, so please Register Now! You can also register for CREW Network facilitated excursions on the registration page. You must be registered for the convention in order to book your room at the Marriott Marquis Houston.

CREW DC attendees are invited to a chapter dinner scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, October 25th (more information to follow).

CREW DC will sponsor a lucky individual to attend the National Conference in Texas. Applications will be reviewed and winners selected by the Board of Directors with consideration given to length of membership and level of member engagement. Members who have previously received grants (previously referred to as a scholarships) to convention will not be considered. Please provide the following information via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn by August 28th.

1. Member name:
2. Company name:
3. How long have you been a CREW DC member?
4. Are you currently serving on any CREW DC committee? Describe your past CREW DC committee involvement:
5. Will your company cover the cost of you attending the convention if you don't win?
6. Tell us why you would like to attend
7. What does CREW do for you?
8. Please add hashtag #crewconvention in your post

Grant Requirements:
* Must be a CREW DC member in good standing
* Must have a completed CREWBiz profile as of August 15, 2017
* Must be a complete submission (see items 1 - 8 above)
* Member must have contributed to the CREW Chapter Challenge
(any amount is fine)
* Reimbursement of 2017 CREW Network Convention Registration Fee, Member, Early
Bird up to $970.00 will be made after confirmed attendance at Convention.
* One submission per CREW DC member (note: last year's winner can submit again)

We have three more sponsorship opportunities left for the 2017 Awards Gala held on September 28th at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. This annual event, that is consistently sold-out, is an amazing opportunity to market your organization and support the 2017 award winners of CREW DC. If interested, please contact

VIP SPONSOR | $8,000
4 complimentary tickets
VIP reserved reception lounge seating
with company logo for 6-8 people
Full page ad in event program
Company logo on one event-related WBJ ad
Company logo with link on CREW DC website
Company logo in event slide show
Company logo displayed on step + repeat
Verbal recognition
[Only ONE left!]
4 complimentary tickets
Company recognized in programs given to all attendees
Full page ad in event program
Company logo on one event-related WBJ ad
Company logo with link on CREW DC website
Company logo in event slide show
4 complimentary tickets
Company logo displayed with Reception Centerpieces
Full page ad in event program
Company logo on one event-related WBJ ad
Company logo with link on CREW DC website
Company logo in event slide show
4 complimentary tickets
Half page ad in event program
Company name in one event-related WBJ ad
Company name on CREW DC website
Company name in event slide show
2 complimentary tickets
Half page ad in event program
Company name on CREW DC website
Company name in event slide show
2 complimentary tickets
Quarter page ad in event program
Company name on CREW DC website
Company name in event slide show
Awards Presenting Sponsor - SOLD OUT!
Bar Sponsor - SOLD OUT!
Signature Cocktail Sponsor - SOLD OUT!
Dessert Sponsor - SOLD OUT!
Valet Sponsor - SOLD OUT!
Parting Gift Sponsor - SOLD OUT!
Red Carpet Sponsor-

Project 100% - Donate to CREW Network Foundation

We have received donations from 81% of our members. To achieve the Network Chapter Challenge, we only need 54 more members to contribute. THE AMOUNT DOESN'T MATTER. If you are one of the 54 that hasn't yet donate, please
click here to help women move forward in commercial real estate .  
2018 Board of Directors Election / Slate - Please Vote

Voting is now underway for the CREW DC 2018 Board of Directors. You should have received an email with a link (every member has their own personal ballot). Ballots must be completed by September 8, 2017. If you did not receive this email, please email   
Congratulations Jill Goubeaux and  Revathi Greenwood
CREW DC congratulates longtime member and leader, Jill Goubeaux, on her new position as Senior Vice President for CBRE's investment services team. Jill, who recently made the difficult decision to leave JBG after 20 years, has provided leadership at both JBG and CREW DC, mentoring and coaching women along career paths in all areas of the firm and making a significant investment of time and energy through multiple roles at CREW. From co-hosting a Breakfast of the Stars to serving on the CREW Network Foundation College Scholarship program and speaking at the 2015 35 & Under Friendsgiving event, Jill tells us that being involved with CREW DC provides a unique opportunity to mentor and be impactful on the careers of women in the CRE industry. Jill will be registering soon for this fall's Network Convention, an event that she strongly recommends for CREW members at all points in their careers. Click here for the recent story about Jill's bold move in Bisnow.

Congratulations to our CREW DC member, Revathi Greenwood, for joining Cushman & Wakefield as Head of Americas Research. She will lead their Americas Research Center of Excellence and regional/local platforms in their ongoing development of value-driven research models that support business development and the client's bottom line. Revathi served as Americas Head of Investment Research for CBRE. She has more than two decades of commercial real estate experience and significant consulting and corporate finance experience in the U.S. and U.K. We wish you well in your new venture! 
Hickok Cole Interview with Holly Griggs -
"A Stroll Through Timber CIty"

Following CREW DC's EDU "Timberrrr! A New Look at Wood Construction" event, Hickok Cole conducted a follow-up interview with Holly Lennihan to discuss the importance and advantages of timber. Click this link to read her interview.
Reminder that CREW Network updated their website. Please visit to get acquainted with the revamped site and what CREW Network has to offer. Take a look at your CREWBiz profile as well to update if needed. You can review blogs and post feedback on the site if interested.
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!  

August 16: 35 & Under Summer Happy Hour - Register Now

August 22: Lunch-Arounds - Sold Out! Wait list Available

August 25: CNCC Connecting Future Leaders Applications Due - Apply now!

September 13: Investing in Real Estate - Bridging the Gap - Save the Date!

September 28: 2017 CREW DC Awards -
Save the Date!
Oct. 25:  Fall Leadership Summit

O ctober 25: CREW DC Convention Dinner in Houston, TX - Save the Date!  
Oct. 25-27: CREW Network Convention

Dec. 7: Holiday Party - Save the Date!