CREWNY News | April 2020
At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
  • May 1: Open Forum Videoconference - Members and Their Guests Only

  • May 6: CREWNY Connections Virtual Happy Hour - Members Only

  • May 12: CREWNY Virtual Luncheon - Open to Our CRE Community

  • May 15: Open Forum Videoconference - Members Only

  • May 19: CREWNY Connections Virtual Dine Around - Members Only

  • May 21: CREWNY Connections Virtual Coffee - Members Only

  • May 28: CREWNY Connections Virtual Happy Hour - Members Only

  • June 9: CREWNY Connections Virtual Cocktails - Members Only

Important Reminder to Members:
To maintain membership in good standing, CREWNY members are required to attend a minimum of two events per year.
COVID-19: A Message to Our Members and Colleagues
In light of recommendations made by our local and state authorities and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CREWNY will be making some adjustments to our events schedule.

Please note that for the time being, all events in May have been postponed or moved to a virtual platform until further notice.

The CREWNY Board and Committees are continually monitoring the guidelines set forth by the authorities and will be evaluating the situation as it develops. We will keep our members and community updated via email.
Stay safe and healthy!
Chapter News
The chapter welcomes the following members who joined CREWNY in April 2020 :
  • Michelle Axon, Associate, Davis & Gilbert LLP
  • Michelle Greco, Vice President, LandStar Title Agency
  • Lindsey Yingst, Project Manager, Gilbane Building Company
  • Evangeline Balaskas, Sales Executive, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
  • Annie Garcia, Agency Sales Representative & Marketing Coordinator, Stewart Title
A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors
On behalf of all of CREW New York and our members, we want to thank our sponsors for sticking with us during this difficult time. Your support is invaluable in helping us provide the connections and programs that CREWNY is known for.

While we navigate this new reality, our Committees are constantly looking for new ways to make sure your support is recognized. In addition to keeping your logos on event communications, we recently created a backdrop that can be used during virtual meetings.

CREWNY thanks you again for your support and hopes to see you at an event soon. 
CREW Connections: Join the Conversation and Build Better Business Relationships
Please join the conversation to build better business relationships with other CREWNY members during 2020 and become part of our Connections community by participating in our 2020 CREWNY Connections program events. 

We continue the series on May 21st . REGISTRATION IS OPEN.

CREW Network Foundation College Scholarships
The CREW Network Foundation Scholarships program supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. With the help of its generous donors and  Scholarship Endowment Founders , CREW Network Foundation will give twenty-five (25) five-thousand-dollar ($5,000) academic scholarships to young women in 2020.

For more information follow this link here .
CREW New York's IMPACT Awards
CREWNY’s 2020  IMPACT Awards  nominations are still open! Please consider nominating yourself or a CREWNY colleague who has made an impact in any of the following four areas:

  • Career Advancement for Women
  • Economic and Community Improvement
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Member-to-Member Business

Nominations are due May 11

To nominate, you only need to provide the name, award category and a brief (1-2 sentences) description of wh
y you/they deserve the Award. One winner will be chosen, and the Award presented at the Members Only Luncheon to be scheduled at a later date.
Member News
CREWNY Member Makes the 2020 Real Estate Power 100
Congrats to CREW New York member Suri Kasirer, President of Kasirer, who made the 2020 Real Estate Power 100 by City & State New York ’s annual ranking.

Founded in 1997, Kasirer has consistently ranked as one of the top lobbying firms in New York City, representing clients across many industries, including real estate. Among Suri Kasirer’s most recent projects are managing all New York City government relations in regard to Delta’s terminal renovations at JFK and LaGuardia, in addition to leading Cornell University through the land use approval process for the development of its Cornell Tech campus.
See the full list here .
CREWNY Member Recognized by 2019 Multimillion-Dollar Club
Karen Shaw, a CREW New York member for more than 15 years, was recognized as a member of the 2019 Multimillion-Dollar Club at The Corcoran Group for outstanding sales achievements!

This is Karen’s third time winning during the six years she’s been in this role. Congratulations!

  • May 6: Affordable Housing Development Strategies

  • May 13: Strengthening the Chapter Brand

View the CREW Network Event Page Here

Affordable Housing Development Strategies

Join us for our second members-only webinar focused on the issue of affordable housing. This webinar will provide perspectives from an expert on strategies for development and financing of affordable housing, including Opportunity Zones and affordable/workforce housing. Featured speaker James Carras.

Strengthening Your Chapter’s Brand Through Marketing and Communications

Strengthening the chapter brand through marketing and communications.Marketing strategy should be linked to every piece of your organization. Gain new ideas, identify opportunities, and get solutions to strengthen your chapter’s brand.

CREW Network Convention & Marketplace 2020 Scholarships
CREW New York is pleased to announce that, once again, we will award two scholarships (One Board Member & One Member) to attend the CREW Network Convention & Marketplace being held on September 15-17, 2020, in Austin, TX .

Considered to be the industry’s premier business networking event, the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace offers industry professionals access to top speakers, educational sessions, leadership training and industry innovators. The convention is widely known for the important business development opportunities that take place during the three-day event. More information about this great event can be found here .

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. EST.

Recipients will be notified in mid-May (before registration opens) and announced at the Members-Only Luncheon to be scheduled at a later date.

Follow this link to the application or contact us at .
Spread the Word
Want To Be Seen?
Let CREWNY know if you are interested in being considered for CRE industry award and recognition opportunities. Send info to (Subject: award/recognition opportunities).  

A complete CREWBiz profile in the member directory is required to be seen.

Have a CRE award to give or speaking spot to fill? Email Rachel Merva at with the details and we will help you find the perfect match.
Want To Be Heard?
Email CREWNY (Subject: Speaker Profile) at with your contact information and area(s) of expertise to be considered for local speaking opportunities.

A complete CREWBiz profile in the member and speaker directory is required to be heard.

Send Us Your News!
We want to shine a spotlight on the achievements of CREW New York members. 

  • Won an award?
  • Nominated for one?
  • Shortlisted in a competition?
  • Served as a speaker or appearing on a panel?
  • Been interviewed by the media?
  • Have an event you're involved in that you'd like us to list? 

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