CREWNY News | August 2020
At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates

  • September 2: CREWNY "Get Sweaty with Betty" Special Event | Zoom Workout Event with Betty Castro, Cushman & Wakefield - Members and Non-members Welcome

  • September 10: CREWNY Technology Panel Virtual Luncheon - "Construction Tech Trends Disrupting the Real Estate Industry" - Members and Non-members Welcome

  • September 24: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Hosted by Susan Bands, Marcus & Millichap - Members Only

  • October 6: CREWNY Award Celebration and Virtual Wine Tasting with Frog's Leap - Members Only

  • October 15: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Host TBA - Members Only

  • October 17: DIG This: A CREW Careers Event

  • November 7: DIG This: A CREW Careers Event

  • November 17: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Hosted by Wendy Rossi, Akerman - 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.
Chapter News
The Chapter Welcomes the Following Members Who Joined CREWNY in August 2020:
  • Leena Daniel, Senior Manager, Anchin Block & Anchin, LLP
  • Priyashi Galiawala
  • Xiaohui Shi, Property Accountant, TF Cornerstone
  • Marissa Stepniewski, Principal Associate | Underwriter, Capital One Bank
  • Lauren Fobes, Customer Success Manager, RealPage, Inc.
Deadline to donate to the Chapter Challenge is less than a month away!

Thank you to all our members who have already donated to CREW Network Foundation. We already achieved 36% membership donations so we only have a little more to go. Help us reach our goal by donating today!

Established in 1998, CREW Network Foundation dedicates its resources solely toward transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally through college scholarships, industry research and career outreach.

When donating to CREW Network Foundation, you can dedicate your gift toward a fund of your choice. Learn more here.
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.

Join the next Connections Event:
  • September 24 CREWNY Connections Coffee | Hosted by Susan Bands, Marcus & Millichap
September 15-17
The 2020 CREW Network Convention, Sept. 15 -17, is be a virtual event, available to everyone. With a lower price point — just $399 USD for members — this year’s convention is more accessible than ever before. Registration includes full access to all 50+ sessions live and on-demand for a limited time. Reserve your spot today to take part in this engaging and content-rich convention with deal making opportunities, business networking and the latest industry insight, plus a closing keynote by Diane Keaton.

Ask your manager or company leadership to support your participation. Download this request template to send to your manager, and encourage your colleagues to attend the convention as well.

Complete Your CREWBiz Profile

Complete your profile today! By completing your gender, ethnicity and compensation range information. you will help us better understand the current diversity of our members and create a baseline from which to grow.

Member News
CREWNY Member Presents at European American Chamber of Commerce New York
Annemarie DiCola, of Trepp, LLC, presented at the European American Chamber of Commerce's New York webinar, “Revisiting the Playbook for Retail, Office, and Corporate Bonds Post-COVID-19” on July 30, 2020.
CREWNY Member Presents at Fordham University
Diana Revkin presented on careers in architecture as part of Fordham University Real Estate Institute’s Summer High School Program.

Thanks to Sarah Marsh of MAAI Marsh Architects DPC for making the connection!
Congratulations to the Top Influencers in GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum Women of Influence 2020 awards
Congratulations to the winners of the Top Influencers in GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum Women of Influence 2020 awards, which included:
Allison Robin, CREWNY President and Principal at Levien & Company, has been nominated for the Globe St. 50 Under 40 List. This list distinguishes and honors young professionals making strides in the industry and creating lasting impacts on CRE.
CREWNY Member Named Managing Director and the Global Head of Real Estate at BNY Mellon
Congratulations to CREWNY member Jennifer Stewart, who was recently named Managing Director and the Global Head of Real Estate at BNY Mellon.

As Global Head of Real Estate, Jennifer is working with real estate teams across the regions to deliver on the firm’s global real estate strategy. Jennifer is a career commercial real estate professional and architect and transitioned from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she worked for over 10 years, and most recently was the Global Head of Client Management within the real estate group. Jennifer was responsible for delivering cost effective real estate solutions that aligned with the needs of the business and the firm’s overall real estate initiatives.

Prior to JPMorgan Chase & Co., Jennifer worked at Bear Stearns & Co. with responsibility for projects such as new office expansions and renovations in New York and London. Jennifer started her career as an architect. She received a master’s degree in real estate finance and investment from New York University.
Beyond the Chapter
The Office Redesign Has Only Just Begun
Plexiglass dividers and floor decals might not be permanent, but the pandemic will bring lasting change to offices. Experts from the architecture and real-estate industries share how they are getting back to work and what offices will look like in the future.

Watch video on the Wall Street Journal website by clicking on the image
Masterclass Series
CREWNY invites you to join one of the many Masterclasses being offered by a WiPT-related organization, American PropTech. With some of the best speakers in the business, you are bound to find a course that can benefit you.

Classes this fall:

As tenants return to work following the COVID-19 lockdown, Manhattan’s leading owners and landlords have tirelessly worked to both understand the new landscape in the immediate return to office and develop innovative strategies to ensure that their buildings continue to be safe and productive.
CREW Network:
  • September 10: CREW Network Foundation Fundraiser
  • September 15-17: 2020 CREW Network Convention

CREWCares Professional Development Series: 
CREW Cares Professional Development Series is a five-part weekly webinar series focused on career education, management and growth. This series is led by leadership and career experts and is complimentary for all CREW Members.
  • Events TBA

Chapter Leader Success Series:
  • October 7: Membership Renewal Preparation
  • November 11: Chapter Finances
  • December 2: Membership Processes: Training for Membership Teams

CREW Network Webinar Wednesdays
Focus on industry and professional development topics and trends.
  • October 21: Persuasive Communication

Virtual Conversation Corner:
  • Events TBA

CREW Network Foundation Fundraiser

This is a live, virtual cooking event with Food Network Celebrity Chef David Rose, to support CREW Network Foundation

Guests will be treated to an exclusive, virtual culinary event led by the acclaimed chef in the comfort of your kitchen.

Show your support by becoming an event underwriter or register today!
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? 

Send information, photos and URLs to CREW New York's Anuska Amparo, at

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