CREWNY News | August 2018 Issue
At-a-Glance: CREWNY Planned Programs & Key Dates

  • September 13th: Breakfast & Program, "The Future of Real Estate Technology" , Joint Program with CCIM PLEASE NOTE: This breakfast replaces the October luncheon.

  • September 20th: CREWNY Connections Coffee, Members Only, Host: Deborah B. Koplovitz, Esq., Partner, Anderson Kill LLP

  • October 4th: CREWNY 40th Anniversary Gala, Edison Ballroom

  • October 23rd: CREWNY Connections, Cocktails, Members Only, Host: Jennifer Carey, JLC Environmental Consultants
Important Reminder for Members
In order to maintain your membership in good standing, CREWNY members are required to attend a minimum of two CREWNY events during a calendar year.
Program Spotlight
CREWNY Chapter News
CREWNY Announces 40th Anniversary Gala Emcee and Honorees
Collete English Dixon was Summer Series
"Leading Ladies of Real Estate" Third & Final Speaker
Concluding CREWNY's Summer Series,"Leading Ladies of Real Estate", in early August was Collete English Dixon, shown above (left) with CREWNY President Jaimee Nardiello, Zetlin & De Chiara. Collete is Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate, Roosevelt University, and has more than 30 years experience in investment management with a focus on commercial real estate investing.

Prior to her current role at Roosevelt University, she was Executive Director - Transactions for PGIM Real Estate (formerly known as PREI), a business unit of Prudential Financial, and co-leader of PREI’s national investment dispositions program.

She is a Past President of CREW Network, a Past Chair of the CREW Network Foundation, a Past President of CREW Chicago, a full member of ULI and the 2016-2019 Chair of the UDMU Council/Purple among other industry and community affiliations.

The Summer Series was held at the New York offices of Akerman which wholly sponsored and hosted the three events.
Legacy Leaders Evening Event Featured Author Joann S. Lublin
CREWNY’s Legacy Leaders Committee held an outstanding evening of cocktails, networking and learning about women who broke the glass ceiling. The event featured Joann S. Lublin, author of Earning it: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.

Lublin is the recently retired management news editor of The Wall Street Journal and still writes its Your Executive Career column. Her book chronicles the major milestones and dilemmas of the work world unique to women.

Lublin, second from left, is shown with Debra Cole, HLW; CREWNY President Jaimee Nardiello, Zetlin & De Chiara; and Karen Dome, Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors. Cole and Dome are co-chairs of CREWNY’s Legacy Leaders Committee.
Smooth Sailing and Networking in July
On a sultry evening in late July, CREWNY members, friends and colleagues boarded the Yacht Manhattan for an evening, two-hour AIA architectural tour of Manhattan.
CREW Network Opportunities
* Please let Barbara E. Champoux (, Chair, CREW Network and Member Recognition Committee, know if you are interested in speaking opportunities, and complete your CREWBiz profile.

* Sept. 13th Webinar - Finishing Strong: Tips and Resources for Achieving Your Goals This Year

A members-only webinar with author, advocate, strategist and CREW Charlotte member  Sharon Reed  as she creates a roadmap for you with tips, ideas and resources to accomplish your best work and succeed in ways you’ve never imagined. In this webinar, you will:
  • Identify and remove real or perceived barriers
  • Learn the five enemies of progress
  • Understand how to use reframing to gain new perspective
  • Explore resilience and the ability to continually face and embrace change
  • Identify sabotaging behaviors and how to overcome them

Can’t make the webinar during the scheduled time (11 am Central)? All paid registrants will receive access to the webinar recording for later viewing.  Cost is $50.00. Visit . Under the events drop down menu, click webinar to register

Help CREWNY Complete the CREW Network Foundation
Chapter Challenge!
The CREW Network Foundation Challenge is in full swing. There are three prongs to the challenge to complete:
  1. CREW NY Chapter Donation - COMPLETED!
  2. 100% Board Donations - COMPLETED!
  3. 50% Membership Donations- IN PROGRESS    
A leader in so many areas, CREWNY has never fully met this challenge. But we can in 2018 with your help.

CREW Network Foundation is the only nonprofit dedicated solely to advancing women in commercial real estate.  Your donation may go to any of the following causes:
  • Scholarships
  • Industry Research
  • Career Outreach
  • Greatest Needs 

For more information on the CREW Network Foundation and to donate, please go to
Welcome New Members

  • Lilia Zivkovic – Vice President, Astor Title
  • Maritoni Carlos, Esq. - VP Commercial Counsel, Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Industry Events/News of Interest
2018 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace

October 17 - 19, 2018

Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

San Diego, California

Registration is now Open!
As one of the premier events in the commercial real estate industry, the annual CREW Network Convention and Marketplace provides education, professional development, and inspiration and insight from thought-provoking speakers—all structured within a platform designed to maximize your business networking.

If you're a CRE professional looking to expand your network while taking advantage of some of the best education and leadership development in the industry, join us at the 2018 Convention and Marketplace. According to a recent study , women who participate in conferences are twice as likely to receive a promotion and three times as likely to receive to receive a 10%+ pay increase within a year.
In the October issue, Real Estate Forum will profile the best and brightest professionals of the next generation who are making strides in the commercial real estate industry. These are the superstars who have stood out from the pack and will likely be at the helm of the organizations of the future. 

The feature will be a major component of Real Estate Forum's annual Career Issue, which will focus on the enrichment and advancement of professionals in the commercial real estate business. 

Those nominated must be under the age of 40 as of September 30, 2018 and have a solid track record in the business—this can include both transaction volume as well as their contribution to their company's overall success.  

Copy this link and enter in search engine for full details and nomination form:

Deadline EXTENDED to Friday, August 24
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