Third Quarter 2018
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CREW Richmond Leadership Summit
Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:30am to 12:00pm
428 N. Boulevard, Richmond

It’s almost time for CREW Richmond’s 5 th Annual Leadership Summit!

Come hear Keynote Speaker Jess Ekstrom , founder and CEO of Headbands for Hope!

Jess is an award-winning speaker, author, and writer who believes that age, gender, and background should never stop someone from going after their dreams. Her goal is to inspire everyone to be a problem solver by acting on areas of need – whether in their office or in their community.

Jess has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today show, and TED x and in Forbes, Entrepreneur magazine, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, and TeenVogue.

Following the keynote, attendees will participate in one of three concurrent breakout sessions. This year’s sessions address ethical leadership , personal branding , and receiving and giving feedback .

After the breakout sessions we’ll have a panel of labor and human resource experts offer their insights on how the #MeToo movement is impacting the workplace.

Registration will open soon. We look forward to seeing you there!
Deals, Awards and in the News
Deal Divas
Debbie Reading of
Dunlap and Partners
Kristen Costello of Barton Malow
Meg O'Brien of Draper Aden
Debbie Reading of Dunlap and Partners, Kristen Costello of Barton Malow , and Meg O’Brien of Draper Aden Associates are teamed to design and construct the new University of Richmond Basketball & Well-Being Center. Set next to the Robins Center on the picturesque UR campus, the 56,000 square foot Basketball & Well-Being Center will house student health services and a state-of-the-art basketball practice facility. The facility is slated to open August 2020. 
René Shepperson of Union Bank & Trust
Chris Hairston-White of Better Housing Coalition
René Shepperson , Sr. Commercial Real Estate Banker with Union Bank & Trust and Chris R. Hairston-White , VP of External Affairs with Better Housing Coalition worked together on The Mills at Beckstoffer's. Union Bank & Trust provided the construction financing of Better Housing Coalition’s, The Mills at Beckstoffer’s, currently under construction. This $2.6M investment will produce eight single-family attached homes located on the 1200 block of N. 29 th and S Street in historic Church Hill. The homes will be completed by fall 2018.
Monica Marks of Wells Fargo
Stephanie Golembeski of Froehling & Robertson
Alyssa Budlong of
Froehling & Robertson
Monica Marks , of Wells Fargo, worked on a $2.1MM commercial real estate purchase with Stephanie Golembski and Alyssa Budlong of Froehling & Robertson . Stephanie and Alyssa completed the Phase I and II environmental work on the property. 
Lisa Frydenborg of John B. Levy & Company
Liz Steele of GRS Title
Lisa Frydenborg of John B. Levy & Company and Liz Steele of GRS Title  closed a refinance transaction for one of Margaret Freund’s properties, the Lady Bird Hat building, in the amount of $7.4MM.
Elizabeth Lewis of Keiter
Elizabeth Lewis , with Keiter, provided audit services for Lingerfelt Development and a 401k plan audit for Commonwealth Commercial Partners. Lingerfelt Development and Commonwealth Commercial Partners are affiliated with CREW sponsor Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners.  Keiter also is providing a financial statement review, tax preparation services, and a 401k plan audit for CREW Sponsor Draper Aden Associates .  
Success to Celebrate
Lisa Ruggles
Lisa Ruggles , Senior Vice President of CoStar Group , received the 2018 Executive Women in Business Achievement Award from Style Weekly .
Monica Marks
Congrats to Monica Marks of Wells Fargo for her promotion to Senior Relationship Manager, Vice President, Central Virginia Business Banking at Wells Fargo.
Jane DuFrane
Jane DuFrane , Director of Marketing and Leasing for Highwoods Properties , was inducted into the VCU Kornblau Real Estate Program’s 2018 Real Estate Circe of Excellence. 
Debbie Hall Wake
Debbie Hall Wake , Senior Vice President for Divaris Real Estate, Inc ., was inducted into the VCU Kornblau Real Estate Program’s 2018 Real Estate Circe of Excellence. 
Elizabeth Lewis
Elizabeth Lewis joined the Finance Committee for CREW Sponsor Better Housing Coalition .
Melissa Canavos
Melissa Canavos , CEO of Safe Harbor Title has been accepted into the Virginia Council of CEOs
CREW Richmond Lunch Meetings and Events
CREW Richmond 2018 Dine Around
by Allison Throckmorton
Our annual CREW Dine Around took place on July 18 th at West Coast Provisions at GreenGate. After meeting at the bar for Happy Hour cocktails we gathered in the private dining room for networking and a delicious meal. This was the perfect venue and the service did not disappoint! A good time was had by all.

CREW Richmond 2018 August Lunch Meeting
by Elizabeth Carr
On August 15 th , CREW Richmond welcomed Barry Matherly, President and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership, for a program entitled “Why Richmond, Why Now: A Regional Perspective”. The Greater Richmond Partnership is a public/private regional economic development organization that represents the City of Richmond and the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico. They serve as the single point of contact for domestic and international businesses looking to locate or expand in the greater Richmond region.

CREW Richmond 2018 September Meeting
by Debbie Reading
September, 2018 CREW Luncheon Meeting
A huge thank you goes out to Hourigan and Norm Gold for their presentation enlightening us about the exciting new project at Nine Mile and 25 th Street in the Church Hill North area.

Hourigan presenters, Forrest Nichols, Senior Project Manager, Mason Bowman, Assistant Project Manager and Katie Carleton, Project Engineer, each spoke about their roles on the project. They addressed its challenges, the timelines, the opportunities it provides for consumers and the impact the revitalization of this development will offer to the community.

2018 Annual Sponsor Appreciation
by Meg O'Brien
CREW Richmond welcomed annual sponsors at our appreciation event August 30 th . This year, 43 of our board members and sponsors toasted another spectacular year for women in the commercial real estate industry at the Jefferson. Our sponsors enable CREW to provide outreach efforts such as UCREW (which introduces college students to the diversity of the commercial real estate market) and CREW Careers (a commercial real estate showcase event for high school girls), numerous networking opportunities, informative lunch meetings, and our signature Leadership Summit. CREW appreciates our industry sponsors and is looking forward to another great year in 2019! 
New CREW Richmond Members
Welcome to the newest members of CREW Richmond!
Sponsor Spotlight
Sponsor Spotlight:
At Williams Mullen , our goal is to help your business thrive in today’s economy. Success is based on finding workable solutions for you. Representing more than 75 practices and industries, Williams Mullen focuses on finding answers and solutions for your business and legal issues. Our firm has 230 attorneys in offices across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Depending on your needs, attorneys from any of our offices can be called on to help you.

With more than 40 attorneys firm wide, Williams Mullen’s Real Estate team provides innovative, cost-effective assistance in all legal matters relating to real estate. We regularly counsel clients – from private and public companies, government entities, institutional and private investors to lenders, servicers and developers – on all real estate matters, including leasing, sales, acquisition, development and finance, property development, land assemblage, zoning and land use. Our real estate team is intimately familiar with the unique aspects of tax-deferred exchanges, multi-state acquisitions and dispositions, and syndicated tax credits. We combine our skills, when appropriate, with those of related practices, such as our tax, construction, corporate, litigation, bankruptcy and environmental practices.

For more information, contact Andrea Harlow at or Mary Katherine McGetrick at .
Sponsor Spotlight:
Sonabank is a Virginia state-chartered community bank that provides a range of financial services to individuals and small and medium sized businesses, operating 45 full-service retail branches in Virginia, and Maryland. Our range of financial services includes traditional banking services, along with investments, mortgages and insurance. We  support small to medium-sized businesses and consumers and continue to be a state leader in SBA lending. Additionally, we are proud to provide a dedicated program designed to empower and promote women in business called P.O.W.E.R. The P.O.W.E.R. program, which stands for Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized includes an exclusive package of financial services and resources designed to empower women in business to achieve their full potential and reach their goals.  For more information, visit .

For more information, contact Kate Wagner at 804-739-5149 or .
Sponsor Spotlight:
KWC is a firm of Certified Public Accountants founded in 1983 on a desire to provide only the highest level of service in a consistent, timely manner. Close personal service on a prompt basis remains our number-one priority. The firm has offices in both Alexandria and Richmond, Virginia. 
KWC specializes in providing tax, audit, accounting and business advisory services for businesses, individuals, estates, trusts, non-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. Our diverse client base served includes industries such as professional service firms, government contractors, non-profits, real estate, construction and specialty contractors, and healthcare providers.
KWC was recently named to  INSIDE Public Accounting  (IPA) magazine’s list of the 300 largest firms in the United States and also received the ‘Best Places to Work’ designation from  Virginia Business  magazine.

For more information, contact Michelle Graves at (804) 855-1221 or . 
Sponsor Spotlight:
Each day gives us an opportunity to leave our mark on the world. Creating a Lasting Positive Impact through engineering, surveying, and environmental expertise is the primary focus of Draper Aden Associates . With over four decades of experience providing civil, environmental, geotechnical, solid waste, and structural engineering, surveying and subsurface utility engineering; site development and infrastructure, and construction inspection services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, we are more than just a set of plans; we are a way to achieve.
Established in 1972 in Blacksburg, Virginia, Draper Aden Associates has grown to become a leading Mid-Atlantic firm with an ever evolving focus on technology. Over the years, our company has expanded to Charlottesville, Hampton Roads, Manassas, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, Virginia and Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina, with the goal of helping our clients realize a sustainable future.
Draper Aden Associates’ aspirations and capabilities are growing every day. Whether it involves the creation of a water distribution system for an under-served community, restoration and reclamation of an environmentally degraded site, preservation of precious natural resources, sensitive development of new communities, or helping to enhance the campuses of institutions where the next generations will learn, what we do today can be looked back upon with pride tomorrow.
If you have questions please contact CREW Richmond board members Meg O’Brien or Jessie Ewald at (804) 264-2228.

Sponsor Spotlight:
Barton Malow Company provides construction services for a variety of delivery methods as well as capabilities to increase safety, quality and productivity through the ability to self-perform trades and technology. Barton Malow Company leads North America as one of the top performing contractors in market specialties such as education, energy, federal, healthcare, industrial and manufacturing and special event facilities, our vision is to build People, Projects and Communities. We build innovative solutions through engaging technology like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and unique contracting methods like integrated project delivery (IPD). Our team includes over 2,000 people throughout 16 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual revenues exceed $2 billion.

For more information, contact Kristen Costello at (804) 698-2959 or .
CREW Network's 2018 Spring Leadership Summit
June 21-22, 2018
Cleveland, Ohio
by: Brenda Elliot Karp
Leadership Summit photos are located in CREW Network’s Flickr gallery  and  Event Documents are located in CREWbiz (CREW Network members only).
On June 20th, Chris Hairston-White and I arrived in Cleveland Ohio for the Spring Leadership Summit. WOW! What energy and excitement! We had no idea for the next 2 days, we would have “CLEVELAND ROCKS” “CREW ROCKS”, ringing and singing in our ears. With one summit under our belt, we were beyond ready to see what this Summit would offer. 

On June 21st, we started the day with Cynthia D’Amour, MBA, Leadership Strategist. From leading our chapter to engaging volunteers, we learned “Fresh is a MUST” and “It is all about the Experience”. We divided into teams and were tasked with designing experiences our members would love to attend. In closing, teams presented their “Fresh” ideas (BREW & CREW, Power Deals in Heels, Stacking your Deck in Your Favor, Martinis & Mugshots). We continued our networking over dinner with our CREW Network Board Liaison, Barbara McDuffie and other members of various chapters.

CREW Communications
Don't forget we will now be providing Communications Cards at each table during lunch meetings – these will make it easy and quick for you to submit your  Celebrate Success , where you can send in your (or another CREW member’s) success -- think hires, promotions, deals, closings and so on. We are also using these Cards to introduce our  Needs and Leads  effort, which was shared at the CREW National Conference. Use this space to list your needs and leads so that our membership can help each other make connections, build networks, and reach our professional goals!

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....

CREW Richmond October Meeting - CLOSED MEETING
Hard Hat Tour at The Clay House, 1125 W. Clay Street, Richmond, VA

CREW Richmond Bonus Member Only Event
Networking, coffee and hard hat tour of Artisan Hill Apartments, 1000 Carlisle Avenue, Richmond VA

CREW Network Convention and Marketplace
San Diego, California

CREW Richmond Leadership Summit
Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond

CREW Richmond Bonus Members Only Event
Networking and Bowling
Rivercity Roll, 9393 Myers Street
Enjoy networking and bowling with fellow CREW Richmond members in this new Boutique Bowling Alley

CREW Richmond Holiday Party
The Estates at Horsepen Clubhouse

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