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

  • December 4th: Luncheon & Program and Secret Santa Collection, Club 101
The STAR and Sponsor of the Year Award recipients will be announced at the luncheon.

  • December 31: Deadline to renew CREWNY membership and receive $50 discount

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
CREW New York Holds First UCREW Event For College Students 
Students and CREWNY members who attended the event at
Trepp’s Rockefeller Center offices. 
CREWNY held its first UCREW University Outreach event attended by 25 students from institutions of higher learning interested in diverse career opportunities in commercial real estate.

The event was organized by the CREWNY Foundation Committee led by Katherine DeMercurio, EverGreene Architectural Arts, and hosted by CREWNY Gold Sponsor Trepp. 
The panel consisted of CREWNY members Wendy Berger, Cole Schotz, (real estate law); Maria Elefante, Arbor Realty Trust (finance); Kenne Shepherd, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture (interior design); Wendy Rossi, Akerman (project management); and Kasey Pace, Zubatkin Owner Representation (construction). Erin Timko of Trepp served as moderator. 
The panelists focused on practical advice on how to jumpstart a career and networking strategies. A Speed Networking Hour to learn about each discipline was also held with additional CREWNY members Annemarie DiCola, Trepp (data & technology);and Shannon Bahnsen, Mavrides, Moyal, Packman & Sadkin (real estate law.)
Past Presidents Scholarship Program Has Launched
CREW New York’s Past President Scholarship opened its application period on November 15, 2018 for up to $10,000 to be awarded to eligible graduate students to assist them in meeting the expenses of their 2019/2020 academic year.
The Scholarship Sub-committee, led by Foundation Committee Chair Katherine DeMercurio, is making the scholarship available by direct application to the following institutions: NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, Baruch Zicklin School of Business, Columbia’s Keller School of Management/Real Estate program and Fordham University’s Real Estate Institute.
The application deadline is February 1, 2019. A personal interview is one of the eligibility requirements. The scholarship will be awarded in March 2019 with an announcement made at the April 2019 CREWNY Luncheon.
For the past year, the Scholarship sub-committee has reviewed best practices from a variety of scholarship programs, from within CREW and from other sources. The successful efforts of CREW Foundation on a national level, CREW Philadelphia at the chapter level, and the Merle Gross-Ginsberg scholarship from CREW New York were the models for both the application process as well as the award criteria.

The Sub-Committee has high hopes for a successful inaugural year and recommends you inform your network about the new Past Presidents Scholarship and encourage eligible graduate students to apply.
Two videos are now available for viewing on the CREWNY website. Look for the 40th Anniversary Gala in the "About" drop down menu.

The first video, "Celebrating Yesterday: A Look Back" features Merle Gross-Ginsberg, founder and first president of the Association of Real Estate Women (AREW), one of CREWNY's predecessor organizations.

The second video, "Shaping Tomorrow: A Look Ahead", focuses on CREWNY's achievements in and dedication to business networking, professional development, scholarships and philanthropy.
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.

* Also let Barbara know if you are interested in being considered for industry award opportunities which may arise.
Member News
Three CREWNY Members Honored with
Women in Real Estate Awards from
Consolo is Douglas Elliman's "Queen of Retail"
Evergreene's DeMercurio Serves the Community
FTI's Jackson Takes a People Approach
Daria Salusbury is Featured Speaker at
Financial Times’ Property Summit in London
Daria Salusbury (CEO of Manhattan-based Salusbury and Co.) was the focus of the Financial Times’ Property Summit this past 7 November in London. Speaking on the subject of increasing diversity and inclusion in the real estate sector globally, Salusbury emphasized the importance of women and minority-owned businesses. As uncertain market conditions present headwinds for growth, Salusbury argued that “diversity in opinion is not just a strength, but a requirement” for firms looking to acquire and develop in alpha world cities over the next few years.
Welcome New Members

  • Lyn Bressler, Vice President, Guardian Service Industries
  • Rhonda Jensen, Account Executive, Creative Office Pavilion
  • Christine Ladny, Student, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate
  • Krizia Calmet, Student, Cornell University
Industry Events/News of Interest
CREWNY Discount Admission to
New York Venture Conference
 Thursday, December 6th
Terminal 5, 610 W 56th Street, NYC
The CREtech New York Venture Conference will feature the largest gathering of commercial real estate tech investors ever assembled at one event. With over 35 world-class speakers participating from the leading Angel, Accelerator, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Landlord and Brokerage firms in commercial real estate tech, the event will provide an unparalleled view of the most important investment and product trends in the CREtech sector.

Attendees will experience unmatched networking opportunities with 700+ commercial real estate professionals, startups and technology companies, thought-leaders and more in attendance from around the world. 
Use the code CREW20 for 20% off. Log onto:
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