At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
May 5
Members-Only Event

May 20
Members-Only Event
May 18
Members and Non-Members Welcome

May 28
Members-Only Event
In-person - Central Park
May 19
Members-Only Event
In-person Brookfield Place
June 1
Members-Only Event
Save the date!
Important Reminder to Members:
CREWNY members must attend a minimum of two events per year to maintain membership in good standing.
Chapter News
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CREWNY's Panel of Powerful Women Believes in the Revival of NYC
Women's History Month is an important time to recognize and celebrate women's many outstanding achievements throughout history. While there are too many to name, four powerful women in real estate joined CREWNY on March 2 for the annual "Powerful Women Luncheon" to discuss New York City's revival.

Since March of last year, property firms have reported a trend of people leaving the City searching for more outdoor space and bigger homes, made easy by remote work. Although a large number of relocations last year pushed New York into the most significant population decline in decades, the panelists were optimistic about the come-back of iconic New York.
Cathy Cunningham, Co-Deputy Editor and Finance Director at Commercial Observer, served as moderator and asked the panelists if they thought the recovery possibly looked like 'The Roaring 20s.' Like that historical decade of great socialism, 2021's New York sees a reemergence of investment in our communities.

Stay tuned for the launch of the CREWNY Impact Awards, which follow the CREW Network Impact Awards categories and format and will be open for nominations by May 1.

It's All About You
Our members are the lifeblood of CREWNY and vital to the inclusion and advancement of all women in CRE. Therefore, CREWNY is launching a series of programs for 2021 specifically focused on our members: their business and professional development, inclusion and engagement in our community, continuing CRE education and training, and wellness.

These programs include:
  • CREWNY CONNECTIONS: The ever-so-popular and newly enhanced opportunities will help you to build better business relationships
  • CREWNY CARES: focused on professional development, wellness and the non-CRE talents of our members
  • MEMBER MONDAYS: spotlighting different members on social media, who will also be highlighted in other ways during the month
  • CREWNY BRIDGE: creating pathways to greater inclusion

Please stay tuned for more information, and join the journey by participating in these programs!

CREWNY Connections, May 20, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Please join us for this enhanced Connections event, including a fireside chat with a Featured Member, Ines Olesen, Director, Head of Dispositions, and New York Asset Management, Office Sector Americas, Nuveen Real Estate, small group topic-focused break-out discussions and other features.

CREWNY CARES, May 5, noon - 1:00 p.m. This series focuses holistically on our members, providing the tools, benefits and opportunities available to you from CREW Network and CREWNY, including one or more Featured Members. The May 5th program will cover “Effectively Leveraging Your CREW Network and Social Media Networks and will provide some tools, benefits and best practices for each. It will feature CREWNY members: Anuska Amparo, Marianne Mathieu & Melissa Slavin.
Pop-up Chats, May 28, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Join us for the launch of this new series over the summer, featuring small-group, informal gatherings of CREWNY members in-person at various NYC parks and green open spaces. 

CREWNY's top priority remains the health and safety of our members. Accordingly, attendees of this event shall comply with all COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NYC health authorities, including wearing a mask and maintaining safe distancing to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees.
Join Our Community
If you are not following CREWNY on social media, you should! If nothing else, you can support your featured CREWNY colleagues by liking and sharing their profiles, but CREWNY posts so much useful information, why miss out? Email Anuska Amparo at with any questions.
Member News
Member Mondays
The “Member Mondays” profile of a different CREWNY member each Monday on social media, on our website and in other ways, was very successful! Our Featured Members for March were: Erin Timko, Karen Shaw, Soudeh Ahmadian & Elaine Philis.

Please stay tuned for, and support, our Featured Members on Mondays.
Erin Timko
Director, Academic and Industry Relations
Trepp LLC

Soudeh Ahmadian
Project Engineer

Karen Shaw
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
The Corcoran Group

Elaine Philis
Director of Capital Raising
Broadshore Capital Partners 

The Chapter Welcomes the Following Members Who Joined CREWNY This Month
  • Samantha Wallack, Partner, Co-Chair Real Estate Practice Group, Blank Rome LLP
  • Liz Mahoney, National Sales Representative, LCS
  • Viviana Montenegro-Addo, Global Commercial Real Estate Consultant, Universal Admedia
  • Katharine Smith Santos, Commercial Litigation & Real Estate Attorney, Lynn Gartner Dunne, LLP
  • Elizabeth Shumate, Assistant Project Manager, Zubatkin Owner Representation, LLC
  • Lisa Piazza, Director of Account Services, AffinEco, LLC
  • Susan Harris, Associate Director, Stan Johnson Company
Member to Member Business
The March 29 issue of Real Estate Weekly featured an article on DEI that included Sheri Best, Andis Woodlief, Julia Rocco and Betty Castro.

Click here to read the article.
Sheri Best
Director Marketing and Business Development Carter, Milchman and Frank Inc.
Julia Rocco
Senior Director, Asset Management
Kimco Realty Corporation
Betty Castro
Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield
Andis Woodlief
Director-Diversity Assured
Speaking Engagements
Congratulations to our CREWNY members for providing valuable insights through panels and forums.
On The Move
Congratulations to our CREWNY members who were promoted or changed jobs.
Congratulate Melissa Jones for starting a new position as Escrow Assistant at Escrow Network Group, Inc.
Featured Members
MHH Partner Leslie Berkoff Named Top Power 25 In Law and Top Women in Asset-Based Lending 2021
Congratulations to Leslie Berkoff, a partner of Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, named one of Long Island Business News’ Top Power 25 In Law for 2021. The award acknowledges the inspiring impacts attorneys have made in the lives of their clients, to the region’s legal community, and to the advancement of the profession. Click here to read the full article.

She was also named ABF Journal's Top Women in Asset-Based Lending for 2021. The award recognizes the most influential women in the asset-based lending universe and the next generation of leaders who will continue to push the industry forward.
Real Estate Weekly Leading Ladies 2021
Congratulations to CREWNY member Susan Bands with Marcus & Millichap Real Estate, for being recognized as one of Real Estate Weekly's 2021 Leading Ladies, which showcases the accomplishments, dedication and talents of these women during one of the most challenging years in business.

Below is the link where you can read more about Susan's recent diversity and inclusion initiative. Go Susan!

Real Estate Weekly Leading Ladies 2021
Sheri Best is being honored as a long-standing member at the 2021 New Equity Leadership Awards virtual luncheon on Thursday, May 20.
NYREJ Features CREWNY Members
The March 23 - April 5 edition of the New York Real Estate Journal had a Women in Real Estate - Professional Services Spotlight that showcased CREWNY members Barbara Champoux, Anuska Amparo and Carrie Villani. 

Read the Article Here

Congratulations ladies!
Barbara Champoux
Anuska Amparo
Carrie Villani

Beyond the Chapter

CREW Network Webinars and Events
DEI Training Series - The Reckoning Session III
JUN 10
2021 CREW Network Hybrid Spring Leadership Summit
Virtual or St. Louis, Mo.
MAY 13
Q2 Member Networking Series
JUL 14
Ace the Interview
MAY 19
Effective Financing for Energy Efficiency
JUL 28
Take Control of Your "Post-Pandemic" Career
Enjoy Virtual Events and More
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 a 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.