CREW New York News | April 2018 Issue
At-a-Glance: CREWNY Planned Programs & Key Dates
May 8th: CREWNY Connections Dine-Around, Members Only, Host: Gina Mavica, BakerHostetler
May 15th: Deadline for submission of nomination forms fo r CREWNY Impact Awards
May 16th: CREWNY Connections Coffee, Members Only, Host: Debbie Bey, Akerman LLP
May 24th: CREWNY Spring Cocktail Reception, The Skylark, 30th Floor Rooftop
May 29th: Deadline for Applications for CREWNY Scholarships to CREW Convention
June 5th: Annual CREWNY Members Only Luncheon/Impact Awards Presentations, The Harmonie Club
June 12th: CREWNY Connections Cocktails, Members Only, Host: Carrie Planin, Arcturus Group
June 13th: Leading Ladies of Real Estate, Summer Series, Suri Kasirer, President, Kasirer LLP, Hosted by Akerman LLP
June 28th: CREWNY Connections Coffee, Members Only, Host: Kim Pinkerton, Creative Office Pavilion
July 10th: Leading Ladies of Real Estate, Summer Series, Leslie Wohlman Himmel, Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Himmel + Meringoff Properties, Hosted by Akerman LLP
August 7th: Leading Ladies of Real Estate, Summer Series, Collete English-Dixon, Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University, Hosted by Akerman LLP
September 13th: Breakfast & Program (in lieu of luncheon)
October 4th: CREWNY 40th Anniversary Gala, Edison Ballroom
Program Spotlight
Spring Networking Cocktail Reception
Thursday, May 24th
The Skylark
200 West 39th Street, 30th Floor

Time TBA

Members: $110
Non-Members: $135
Register Here
Chapter News
April Luncheon's Tax Experts Gave Tips to Demystify Tax Changes
Above/L to R: Panelists Heidi Learner, Savills Studley; Robert S. Gilman, Anchin, Block & Anchin; Mayer Greenberg, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; Jeffrey Bowden, Anchin, Block & Anchin; CREWNY Program Chair Alana Sliwinski, Troutman Sanders; CREWNY President Jaimee Nardiello, Zetlin & De Chiara.
The new tax laws have created as many questions as answers about what the changes will mean to tax payers and businesses. At CREWNY's April luncheon, four panelists - all tax experts - shared their expertise and insights in a program entitled, "Tax Reform & Real Estate: Demystified."

Among the advice: think carefully about converting to a corporation to take advantage of the new reduction in corporate tax rates as converting back can be complicated and create other taxable issues; there are many areas where clarification from the IRS is still needed; while mortgage interest and city/state income tax deductions are limited, rental property deductions are not; the 20% "automatic reduction" in business income is not actually automatic - and there are exceptions and conditions; brokers may or may not be eligible for the deduction dependent on income, but architects and engineers will qualify.
With apologies... The March issue of CREWNY News incorrectly listed Sharon Khurdan’s firm. She is  VP , Hanover Street Capital, LLC.
CREW New York Member News
Win a Scholarship to the 2018 CREW Network Convention!
CREW New York is pleased to announce that, once again, we will be awarding two scholarships to attend the CREW Network Convention & Marketplace, this year to be held on October 17-19 in San Diego, CA.
To access the instructions and application form, email: [email protected]  The application is fillable online, then needs to be printed, scanned and returned via email.  The deadline to receive applications is Tuesday, May 29, at 5:00 PM. Recipients will be announced at the Members Only Luncheon on June 5th.
Are you Interested in Serving on the National CREW Network Board?

Please contact CREWNY President Jaimee Nardiello ( [email protected] ) or CREWNY President-Elect Marianne Mathieu ( [email protected]) by May 10th if you would like to be nominated for a position on the CREW Network board.
Apply for one or more of CREWNY’s 2018 Impact Awards highlighting your achievements and efforts in the following areas: 


Deadline has been extended to Tuesday, May 15, at 5:30pm

Don’t be shy! BE IN IT, TO WIN IT!

To access nomination forms, CLICK HERE . Then, click on News & Resources tab. Click on Impact Awards to access landing page. Nomination forms can be accessed from there.
CREWNY President Jaimee Nardiello
Among The Leading Ladies of Real Estate
Being Honored by
A special event honoring Leading Ladies in the Apparel, Real Estate, Hedge Fund and Banking industries will be held on May 7th at Rock & Reilly's in the Renaissance Hotel in Midtown beginning at 6:00 PM.

Proceeds will benefit The Mann Charitable Foundation founded in memory of Marion and Irving Mann to fund research for geriatric diseases and find a cure for Alzheimer's.

For complete information, see Industry Events section below.
CREWNY President Jaimee Nardiello Recognized at
City & State’s Annual Above & Beyond Gala
Partner Jaimee Nardiello of the construction law firm Zetlin and De Chiara LLP was selected as an honoree at City & State's 7th Annual Above & Beyond Gala, receiving the Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Real Estate.

Jaimee was one of thirty remarkable women being honored for their achievements. Honorees are women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their professional lives or through public service and who have distinguished themselves.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, another honoree, makes keynote remarks at the awards ceremony held in late March at The Dream Downtown. Photo: Ali Garber
Past CREWNY and CREW Network Foundation President,
Jennifer Carey, is a New York City Recipient of Connect Media's
First Annual "Women in Real Estate" Awards
Connect Media chose 40 inspirational women who have played important roles in the commercial real estate industry because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas. Having received 450 nominations from all sectors of the industry, Connect recognized 10 leaders from each of the three areas covered by their regional newsletters - California, Texas and New York - and another 10 national winners.

Award presentations were held at Connect New York at Brookfield Place on April 17th. Jennifer was one of ten women in New York to be selected for the award. She is founder and CEO of JLC Environmental Consultants and leads a multimillion dollar environmental practice that haas worked on projects like the Barclays Center, the demolition of the old Yankee Stadium, and the Willets Point redevelopment at Citifield.
Two CREWNY Members Receive Top Women in Real Estate Honors
CREWNY’s own Kathryn Kucharski and Bonnie Habyan were among twelve of New York City’s finest honored last month as "Top Women to Watch in Real Estate." Celebrated at Club 101, the 16 th annual event was sponsored by Sokol Media, the only woman-owned real estate publishing business in New York City.

“This special event aims to celebrate outstanding women from all areas of our industry, ranging from development and architecture to engineering, finance and law,” said Lori Sokol, Founder and Publisher of Sokol Media. “This is a unique opportunity to recognize leaders in our industry and I am proud to bring such a talented group of women together for such an important occasion.”

In order to be considered for the award, honorees must be nominated by prior recipients or by a notable women's real estate organization. Congratulations, ladies! 
Honorees/L to R: Stacey Cohen, Co-Communications; CREWNY member Kathryn Kucharski, Shawmut Design and Construction; Missy Dolski, Värde Partners; Claudia Cusumano, Kohn Pedersen Fox; Jillian Mariutti, Mission Capital Advisors; CREWNY Member Bonnie Habyan, Arbor Realty Trust ; Rashia Bell, The Cristalline; Jennifer Djurkovic, Ariel Property Advisors; Julia Halpin, TitleVest; Susan Curtis, RXR Realty; Deborah Schiavo, Square Mile Capital; Lori Sokol, Sokol Media. (Not pictured; Melanie Courbet, Les Ateliers Courbet).
Faith Hope Consolo and Jennifer Carey Honored with
Career Mastered Women's History Leadership in Action Awards
Top women leaders across various industries, disciplines and backgrounds were honored during the Career Mastered Women’s History Leadership in Action Awards on Saturday, March 24th at NYC Seminar & Conference Center, Chelsea.

Linwick & Associates, LLC, in conjunction with its sponsors honored the achievements of women who have made a compelling mark on business. Honorees represent women of influence and success. These women leaders are game changers who have mastered their work and have learned the necessary steps to move ahead and build successful careers. The honorees are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do.

Distinguished Leadership Award
• Jennifer Carey, CEO, JLC Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Trailblazer Award
• Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman Retail Leasing, Marketing and Sales Division, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Game Changer Award
• Rashida Jones, Senior Vice President, Specials, NBC News & MSNBC
Welcome New Members
Premier Level

  • Susan Bands, Marcus & Millichap 
  • Marisa Karmitz, Cushman & Wakefield 
  • Arlene Way, Arbor Hill Development 
  • Diane Viggiano, Metropolitan Valuation Services 
CREW Network News & Notes
Upcoming Programs Open to All Members:

  •       June 21-22Spring Leadership Summit, Cleveland, OH

  •       October 17-19: CREW Network Convention & Marketplace,
San Diego, CA

Speakers’ Directory: If you are interested in being recruited for speaking opportunities by CREW Network OR CREWNY, complete your profile in the Speakers’ Directory.
Industry Events/News of Interest
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New Graduate Online Certificate in Real Estate Finance from Baruch College
This program is a valuable resource for busy professionals who want to advance their careers in real estate finance and investment. The convenient online format offers the flexibility to meet your schedule.

Courses will hone your skills in:
·      Real Estate Finance
·      Real Estate Capital Markets
·      Real Estate Development
·      Analytical Skills in Real Estate Decision-
Making (Argus and Excel modeling)

CREWNY members can receive discounted tickets to real estate conferences hosted by the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College.
If 10 CREW members apply by June 1, they will receive $50 off their application fee.

If 20 members apply by June 1, the application fee will be waived.

For more information, email [email protected]
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