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

  • October 26th: UCREW University Outreach for Undergrads and Grads

  • November 6th: Luncheon & Program, "Environmental Challenges in NYC Commercial Real Estate", Club 101

  • November 6th: Completed Nominations Forms/Applications due for CREWNY 2018 Star of the Year

  • November 13th: CREWNY Connections, Cocktails, Members Only, Host: Michele Boddewyn, Boddewyn Gaynor Architects

  • November 20th: Annual Meeting of CREWNY Members, Offices of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

  • November 27th: CREWNY Holiday Party, Details TBA

  • December 4th: Luncheon & Program, Club 101

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
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Club 101, 101 Park Avenue at 40th Street
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Jennifer Carey: JLC Environmental Consultants
Jayne Cunningham: Beazley Insurance
Sandra Gaurin: WCD Group
Stephen Palley, Esq.: Anderson Kill
Mimi Raygorodetsky: Langan Engineering
Dana Valenti: Kimco Realty

CREWNY Chapter News
CREW New York celebrated the 40 th anniversary of its founding as the first association for women real estate professionals in the U.S. with a sold-out gala held on October 6th at the Deco-inspired Edison Ballroom in midtown. 
     With Rashida Jones, Senior Vice President of News Specials for NBC News and MSNBC, serving as emcee, CREWNY honored the achievements of four outstanding commercial real estate industry leaders – Marylou Berk, Head of Commercial Real Estate at Lefrak; Amy Rose, President and CEO of Rose Associates; Joanne Podell, Executive Vice Chairman for Retail Services at Cushman & Wakefield; and Tommy Craig, Senior Managing Director of Hines. 
     The gala, which featured a theme of “Celebrating Yesterday, Shaping Tomorrow”, included a VIP reception, cocktail reception, formal dinner, silent auction and ceremony. 
Proceeds from the Gala will make it possible for CREWNY to advance the success of women in commercial real estate by providing scholarships and mentoring to young women entering or interested in CRE as a career; conducting career and community outreach; and supporting CREW Network Foundation’s philanthropic activities, as well as other nonprofit organizations serving women and girls. 
Emcee Rashida Jones, NBC and MSNBC, with three of the honorees: Joanne Podell Cushman & Wakefield; Marylou Berk, Lefrak; and Amy Rose, Rose Associates.
The 40th Anniversary Gala Committee
CREWNY Past Presidents
Gala co-chairs Kenne Shepherd and Michele O'Connor with Rashida Jones
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.

* Applications are now being accepted for CREW Network’s 2019 Leadership Certificate Program.  CREWNY recently graduated 8 proud CREWNY members from its 2018 class.  Not only is the direct leadership training excellent, but the opportunity to meet and mingle with Network’s leaders, and learn from them, your Program Mentors and Certificate Cohort colleagues is invaluable. Go to for more information.
2018 Star of the Year
Nomination/Application Forms are Due on November 6th
CREWNY's Member Recognition Committee is accepting nominations for this year's Star of the Year Award.

The award recognizes a CREWNY member who has demonstrated a consistent commitment to advancing CREWNY's goals with the highest standards of integrity, ethics and professionalism. It will be presented at the December Luncheon.

Visit the Awards tab under the About section on the CREWNY website to apply.
Member News
CREWNY Members Rock the Annual
CREW Network Convention & Marketplace in San Diego
It was multiple days of fabulous sessions, stimulating keynotes, non-stop networking and celebratory luncheons, dinners and leisure activities.

CREWNY at the Convention

Front row : Christine Chipurnoi, Michele Boddewyn, Jennifer Carey, Michele O'Connor, Ashley Grebow

2nd row : Allison Robin; Mert Price; Wendy Rossi; Melissa Jones; Barbara E. Champoux

3rd row : Lily Zivcovik, Marlyn Pauley, Kasey Pace, Dina Miller, Dotti Cunningham, Soudeh Ahmadian. 
Another Day, Another Photo Op
CREWNY members mingling with our neighboring CREWNJ members:

L to R: Arlene Way, Kasey Pace, Susan Bands, Maria Elefante, Michele O'Connor, Christine Chipurnoi, Marianne Mathieu, Barbara E. Champoux, Michele Boddewyn, Lily Zivkovic, Jennifer Carey, Soudeh Ahmadian & Mert Price

CREWNY Members Graduate from Leadership Program
CREWNY congratulates these members who completed their program sessions and received their Leadership Program Certificate in San Diego.

L to R: A rlene Way; Maria Elefante; Barbara E. Champoux, Michele O'Connor; Marianne Mathieu; Christine Chipurnoi; Dina Miller & Sheila Soufian
Christine Chipurnoi Moderates Convention Panel
Addressing the question of whether pre-fab hotels are the future of the hospitality industry, Christine Chipurnoi moderated a panel about how hoteliers are adopting the emerging trend/

The panelists were Michael Merle, VP of Business Development at Guerdon Modular Buildings; and Rachel Lambert, VP of Construction at Mogul Capital.

Go to the News section of the CREWNY website to see's coverage of the panel.
Member Appointments
Michele O'Connor, Principal/Vice President at Langan, has been selected to be Vice Chair of the Rutgers University School of Engineering Industry Advisory board where she has served for the past two years.

Welcome New Members

  • Martha O’Day, Senior Business Manager/CRE, JP Morgan Chase

Industry Events/News of Interest
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