Fourth Quarter 2018
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Thank you....
What a fantastic year 2018 has been for CREW Richmond! I have been honored to serve as your CREW President during this year of growth and opportunity. 

Our chapter grew to over 100 members! This is a true testament to our founding principles of inclusivity and a shared sense of hospitality. As we draw closer to the end of the year, it is worth taking a moment to highlight a few of the memorable achievements we all worked to accomplish.
The beginning of the year started off with a bang as we opened the door for affiliate and associate membership, increasing opportunities to broaden our reach and accept new and diverse aspects of involvement. We continued to foster the importance of broadening our reach by hosting UCREW and CREW Careers. Both events educate and inspire young women with the diverse fields of commercial real estate.

Deals, Awards and in the News
Deal Divas
Angela Dunham of Peck Properties
Alyssa Budlong of Froehling & Robertson
Angela Dunham, Vice President of Acquisitions at Peck Properties , worked on a $4.8MM commercial real estate purchase with   Alyssa Budlong  of  Froehling & Robertson . Alyssa completed the Phase I environmental work on the property.   
Lisa Goodwin of Hirschler
Stephanie Golembeski of Froehling & Robertson
Alyssa Budlong of
Froehling & Robertson
Lisa Goodwin , environmental attorney with Hirschler , worked on a commercial real estate purchase in the City with Stephanie Golembeski and Alyssa Budlong of Froehling & Robertson . Stephanie and Alyssa completed the Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments on the property as well as a vapor intrusion investigation, meeting some pretty tight deadlines. The three are hopeful that this will be the first of many transactions on which they collaborate.
Jackie Noel of Joyner Fine Properties
Jackie Noel of Joyner Commercial Real Estate sold the Stewart - Lee House in November. She had the property under contract three times and was even once fired at the end of her listing agreement, but still sold the property at the end of the day!

Jackie also relocated the Sellers (Home Builders of Va) to new office space at the James Center.
Success to Celebrate
Sandra Whitehead
Sandra Whitehead of the Virginia Department of General Services , accepted the position "Director, Architecture and Professional Services" in the Division of Engineering & Buildings (DEB) which is part of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of General Services. DEB is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code for construction and renovation of buildings located on state owned property.
Eliza Machek
Congrats to Eliza Machek of Timmons Group for recently achieving her SITES Accredited Professional certification through GBCI. SITES establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development. Eliza is one of less than 20 SITES APs registered in the state of Virginia.

Jane DuFrane
Jane DuFrane , Director of Marketing and Leasing for Highwoods Properties , was promoted to Vice President - Market Lead, Richmond. This makes her the first female DIvision VP in Highwoods history!
Ali McCrickard
Ali McCrickard with Divaris Real Estate Inc. has served as the Chair of the Better Housing Coaltion’s Young Professional Board. The local work done by Ali and the Board recently were featured in NeighborWorks America. Click  here  for the article.
2018 UCREW Future Leaders Kathy Ivins Scholarship Awarded
CREW Richmond Congratulates Ginny Richards, a Senior Real Estate student at Virginia Tech, for being awarded the 2018 UCREW Future Leaders Kathy Ivins Scholarship! Ginny attended the 2018 CREW Richmond Women's Leadership Summit in November after being selected from a competitive group of applicants to receive the scholarship.

CREW Richmond Lunch Meetings and Events
CREW Richmond 2018 October Lunch Meeting
by Patricia Taylor-Marais
CREW Richmond’s Annual Meeting took place at New Clay House, a Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH) development, at 1125 W. Clay Street in the historic Carver neighborhood. The 123-year-old building, owned by VSH, was fully renovated and expanded, almost doubling the footprint and number of apartments from 47 to 80. The apartments now average 350 square feet with open floor plans and full kitchens and bathrooms. The development boasts an internal courtyard to bring in natural light, a welcoming gathering space and onsite parking. 

Location, location, location! 

Over the past few years, the CREW Richmond board has been receiving feedback that our standard venue needs some attention. We're listening! 

Our programs team has been hard at work finding the best setting, experience and value that Richmond has to offer. This year we will be taking a journey together! New venues will offer better AV and lighting, easier access to location and added parking options. 

We are excited to be able to offer you a better experience and look forward to hearing from you along the way.
2018 CREW Richmond Women's Leadership Summit
Approximately 120 women of different ages and career stages joined us for CREW Richmond’s 5 th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit on November 8 th . Following the tradition of previous summits, the day started out with an inspiring keynote speaker, continued with three one-hour breakout sessions, and concluded with a panel discussion.

This year’s keynote speaker was Jess Ekstrom, founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope.

Jess’ topic was “What’s Not in Our Bios: The Untold Stories of Success.” Using personal and family anecdotes, Jess gave numerous examples of the frequently-unpleasant reality behind a path to success. When she first started her business, the manufacturer she chose to make her headbands stole all her money, and she was forced to start over from scratch. That incident came on the heels of a widely publicized financial hardship that impacted most of her family members. Her stories were an important reminder that you never know what has propelled someone to their current success. Don’t assume it was always easy. Don’t quit in your own attempts when faced with obstacles. For more information about Jess and her causes: and

CREW Richmond 2018 Holiday Party

CREW Richmond’s 2018 Holiday Party was held at The Estates at Horsepen. A great time was had by all!!
New CREW Richmond Members
Welcome to the newest members of CREW Richmond!
Sponsor Spotlight
Sponsor Spotlight:
Since 1907, Old Republic Title has been protecting home and property owners. Today, millions of homeowners, businesses and property developers count on us to safeguard them from costly, time-consuming title disputes. As one of the largest title insurance companies in the nation, we have a reputation for solid financial performance and unparalleled service. Our products and services cater to a broad spectrum of customers who participate in the real estate transfer process.

Our customers include:
 Buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate
·Residential and commercial lenders
·Real estate brokers and agents
·Appraisers, Investors, Mortgage Brokers
·Relocation management companies
·Pension funds, and Investments Managers
We also serve government entities including
·Federal National Mortgage Association "Fannie Mae"
·Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation "Freddie Mac"
·Housing and Urban Development
·Government National Mortgage Association

For more information, contact Stephanie Campbell at (804) 281-7486 or
Sponsor Spotlight:
Dominion Service Company is a privately held, local HVAC & Electrical company with roots dating back to 1979. When the firm was started by the Tunnell family, they had one goal in mind: Deliver outstanding service, value and honesty to our clients. As the firm has continued to evolve, improve and modernize its approach and mentality with respect to heating, cooling and electrical service, its core values, commitment to excellence and focus on customers has never changed.  Dominion Service Company started exclusively servicing commercial HVAC customers in Richmond and expanded into the Hampton Roads market in the mid-1980s. In early 2014, the company opened a presence in Northern Virginia as a result of referral requests. While the firm does offer residential services now, its focus remains on commercial work and the Northern Virginia office is solely serving that market. 

Dominion Service recently launched a Business Rewards Program. For residential, the company is currently offering members 15% off their Comfort Club membership/maintenance agreement. For commercial, Dominion Service is offering complimentary surveys which are visual inspections of HVAC equipment for your space. This will let you know model/serial info, filter and coil conditions and overall condition of the units. Companies that have maintenance with the company are also enrolled in its Business Rewards Program that provides 15% off repairs and maintenance at all of your staff/employees homes as well.

For more information please visit their website at .
Sponsor Spotlight:
F&R is Your One-Stop Shop...for a comprehensive suite of design and construction engineering services. Big box to small retail, franchise to mixed use high rise, F&R is the construction engineering firm of choice for developers, landowners and franchisees, providing a ground-up array of services to assist you throughout the life of your commercial construction projects. Whether your project is still in design and development and you need geotechnical and environmental due diligence assistance, or during construction phases when materials testing and special inspections are required, F&R is your partner through the process.

For decades, F&R has worked with developers and other project stakeholders such as architects and general contractors to address the unique set of individual goals and needs of their structures. As a result, F&R knows that the most successful residential projects are those that are staffed by professionals that are obsessively focused on solving problems and minimizing roadblocks. It is only through assembling the best team possible that our clients can realize their vision on time and on budget.

From the parking lot to the drive-thru, F&R is committed to providing the highest quality construction engineering services to ensure the success of your projects, and we take pride in giving you the best possible service and support. Ultimately, your success defines our reputation, so you can count on F&R to provide you with the high quality engineering and testing services you deserve.

For more information, contact Stephanie Golembeski at (804) 591-2749 or or Alyssa Budlong at (804) 804-264-2701 or . 
Sponsor Spotlight:
At American Office , we help our customers create inspired physical spaces that promote their strategic goals.
We are committed to providing our customers with the best long term value solution and environments that support great work. This commitment began in 1932 and continues today as we provide the highest-level of personal service, the most talented and creative staff, highly customized and streamlined processes, and best-in-class products and services to our customers.
With seven office locations and three distribution centers throughout Maryland, D.C. and Virginia and a staff of more than two hundred and fifty employees, American Office has the resources to offer our customers a comprehensive package of in-house services to support all facility-related needs.
We'd love to discuss the unique needs of your organization. Please contact Eileen Dahlstedt at  to get in touch.
Sponsor Spotlight:
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000 plus professionals nationwide. Our services for within the commercial real estate market include, building engineering, land planning and development, site/civil, survey, transportation and sustainability solutions. 
If you have questions please contact CREW Richmond board member Lacey Martin at (804) 205-3019.
CREW Network 2018 Convention
October 17-19, 2018
San Diego, California
by:Ali Newton McCrickard
Convention photos are located in CREW Network’s Flickr gallery  and  Event Documents are located in CREWbiz (CREW Network members only).
The CREW Network Convention proved to be an extraordinarily valuable experience for a first-time attendee. Over the three days in sunny San Diego, we were given a plethora of opportunities to network with successful women in our industry across the country, attend endless continuing education sessions, listen to a handful of motivational speeches by women who truly embody the CREW spirit, and explore a bustling and creative city.

In our educational breakout sessions, we learned about the ever-changing retail landscape and how retailers and owners must stay on top of trends. In a separate session were given insight into the controversial and impending “block-chain” extravaganza (which I previously knew absolutely nothing about). Each lunch session brought time to sit down and get to know members of our own chapter and other members of CREW Network chapters from all over.

CREW Richmond Community Service
by: Lacey Martin
Community service efforts for CREW Richmond were a huge success this year as we looked to impact a variety of local organizations.

Our 2018 efforts kicked off over the spring through our sponsorship of a Women’s Build Day with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Our team of 8, hard hats and all, provided construction support for a house that will help a local family receive much needed housing.

Next, CREW hosted our annual summer social to benefit Dress for Success in its mission to help women in the community by empowering them with a path to economic independence. The event was a huge success, including generous donations to our live auction MC’d by local celebrity Parney from the Squirrels baseball team. Through the generous donations of attendees and sponsors, the event resulted in a $4,000 donation to Dress for Success.

Have a Celebrate Success or Needs & Leads item? Feel free to email them anytime to .
Keep your calendars up to date with our upcoming events....

Please note the venue changes for each meeting!!

CREW Richmond January Meeting
Speed Networking at The Downtown Marriott, 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA

CREW Richmond February Meeting

CREW Richmond March Meeting

......visit our calendar of events for more dates and information!
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