At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
September 1
Find Serenity with Betty
Members and Non-Members Welcome
September 23
CREWNY Connections
Members-Only Event

October 21
CREWNY Connections
Members Only Event

November 11
CREWNY CARES: The Broad CRE Reach of Asset Managers
September 14
DEI Workshop
Members and Non-Members Welcome
October 12
Discover CREW New York
Members and Non-Members Welcome
October 26
CREWNY CARES and Legacy Leaders Present: CREWNY's Distinguished Leaders' Roundtable
Members-Only Event
September 21
CREWNY Virtual Cocktails
Members and Non-Members Welcome
October 12
CREWNY Legacy Leaders
By Invitation Only
In person at Nordstrom

November 4
CREWNY In-Person Breakfast
Club 101

Important Reminder to Members:
CREWNY members must attend a minimum of two events per year to maintain membership in good standing.
Chapter News
Help CREWNY Meet the Chapter Challenge
Make a donation to CREW Network Foundation today
to help support Foundation scholarships for future leaders and to help the CREW New York Chapter meet the trifecta. 
CREW Network Foundation raises funds to support programs that attract women and girls to commercial real estate, building a talent pipeline to the often-overlooked career opportunities for women. Help us ensure the future of CRE is female by making a contribution to the CREW Network Foundation scholarship program. Recognize a future female leader through your gift or contribute in honor of a fellow member and help us achieve the 2021 Chapter Challenge!

To win the Chapter Challenge, CREWNY must:
  • Get 100% of your chapter’s board to give an individual donation - DONE!
  • The CREWNY Chapter gives an organizational donation of $1,000 or more - DONE!
  • Get 50% of your chapter’s membership to give an individual donation - We need your help to get this one!

We need fourteen (14) more people to donate to meet the goal before September 10!

Impact Awards
Nominees and winners of the 2021 CREWNY Impact Awards will be announced at the Virtual Cocktails event on September 21.

The CREWNY Star of the Year Award nominations open in September.
It's All About You
Join our member-focused events!

CREWNY Connections is designed to provide the tools, skills and opportunities to build better business relationships among our members and to get to know your CREWNY colleagues by featuring a member at each event.

  • Our Featured Member for the August 19 Connections Program, presented courtesy of CREWNY Silver sponsor, Zetlin & DeChiara LLP, was Jaimee Nardiello, Esq., Partner, Zetlin & Dechiara LLP, and facilitated by Deborah Farahmand, Esq., Associate, Akerman LLP.

  • September 23, 8:309:45 AM: Please join us for this enhanced Connections event, including a fireside chat with Featured Member Crystal Chan, Commercial Civic Cultural Practice Area, Perkins + Will, to be conducted by Sheru Kagalwalla, Director, Friedman LLP, and presented courtesy of CREWNY Silver sponsor Langan, along with small group break-out discussions focused on developing business opportunities together.

CREWNY CARES events focus holistically on our members, covering various professional and leadership development, education and business-building topics designed to support and advance your success, and includes a conversation with one or more featured members.

  • On August 25 CREWNY held a very successful event in collaboration with CREW NJ at The RoofTop at Exchange Place, One Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ. We had great views and held a terrific connection between the two Chapters.

  • October 7, 12:00 1:00 PM: "Distinguished Leaders Roundtable," a discussion on leadership during challenging times, with CREWNY members and CRE market leaders, including Christine Chipurnoi, Executive Vice President | Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality & Non-Profits, USI Insurance Services; Annemarie Dicola, CEO, Trepp LLC; Linda Foggie, Executive Vice President | Head of East USA, Turner and Townsend; and Jennifer Stewart, Managing Director | Global Head of Real Estate, BNY Melon; and facilitated by Elizabeth D. Schrero, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Stay tuned, or check out our website, for the exciting details of our November CARES event!

  • November: Stay tuned, or check out our website, for the exciting details of our November CARES event!
Pop-Up Chats features small-group informal gatherings of CREWNY members in person.

  • October 28, 5:307:00 PM:  Location TBD

CREWNY's top priority remains the health and safety of our members. Accordingly, during attendance at this event, we ask that you comply with all COVID-19 safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NYC health authorities to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees.

In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified at least three (3) hours in advance of an alternative meeting location or cancellation.

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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 helpful information, why miss out? Email Anuska Amparo at with any questions.
Member News
Member Mondays
The “Member Mondays” feature profiles a different CREWNY member each Monday on social media, on our website and in other ways. Our Featured Members for August were: Deborah Owolabi, Lindsey Young, Andis Woodlief and Kenne Shepherd.

Please follow and check CREWNY on LinkedIn each Monday for our new featured member of the week! Not only will you learn interesting new things about members you may or may not already know, but you will be supporting your featured CREWNY colleagues by liking and sharing their profiles.
Deborah Owolabi
Project Manager

Lindsey Young
Business Development Coordinator
Aurora Contractors
Andis Woodlief
Director, Diversity Assured
TSIB, Inc.

Kenne Shepherd
Kenne Shepherd Design Architects

The Chapter Welcomes the Following Members Who Joined CREWNY This Month
  • Heather Bienstock, Student, New York University
  • Hai Do, Student, Student, Columbia University
  • Arianna Wendt, Student, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
  • Leah Hansen, Co-Founder & Head of Operations, Standard Arts LLC
Speaking Engagements
Congratulations to our CREWNY members who are providing valuable insights through panels and forums.
Industry Awards & Recognition
Christine Colley was recognized by Commercial Property Executive as a Star to Watch.

Read the article here.
Tina Huang and Anja Do, both new CREWNY members this year, have been appointed co-presidents of WiRED (Women in Real Estate Development). WiRED Club at Columbia University aims to connect, encourage and inspire female professionals in the commercial real estate space. The group promotes and organizes both on and off campus events that foster women executives in a historically male-dominated field. Events include lectures by female leaders, site tours, mentoring opportunities and social gatherings. While the group is geared toward female students, events are open to the entire M.S. Real Estate Development community so everyone can benefit from a supportive environment and knowledgeable speakers.

Check them out on Instagram and LinkedIn. Tina and Anja would also like to invite members of CREW NY to be speakers for the club. Please contact them through CREWBiz for further information.
The CREWNY CNMR Committee submitted a nomination on behalf of Viviana Addo for GlobeSt. Real Estate MultiFamily Influencers Award. Good luck to Viviana!
Nathalia Bernardo is part of the team at Kramer Levin, advising their client VICI in a $17.2 Billion acquisition of MGM Growth Properties.

Congratulations to CREWNY member Kenne Shepherd, who was recently certified as a WELL AP.
Kenne Shepherd, AIA, LEEP AP, takes great pleasure in announcing that she has recently become a WELL AP, a move that was prompted by the pandemic and the ensuing shutdown. As the pandemic wore on, she became convinced that the built environment was not only a key element in dealing with the spread of the virus, but a key element in fostering human health and well-being. The WELL Building Standard provides solid strategies to create cleaner air and water, better lighting, improved acoustics and thermal comfort, key measures to create healthier and more productive environments. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her about how your work or home environment can be made healthier, safer, and comfortable.
Have you recently changed jobs?
Completed a significant transaction?
Been featured in your company news?

PLEASE let us know your accomplishments and activities by emailing the CNMR Committee Chair Rachel Merva ( of anything noteworthy, including CRE awards, speaking or other CRE recognition so we may promote you locally and at the CREW Network level!
Beyond the Chapter

CREW Network Webinars and Events
Global Voices: CRE Women Talk Leadership
SEP 28
2021 CREW Network Fall Leadership Summit
In Person and Virtual
SEP 16
One-on-One with Dennis Gilmore, CEO, First American Financial Corporation
SEP 28
2021 CREW Network Convention
Virtual or Las Vegas, Nevada
SEP 26
2020 CREW Network Leadership Certificate Program
Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 26
CREW Network Corporate Board Training
Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy Virtual Events and More
Lift as We Rise Campaign Collects $41,746 in College Scholarships
The CREW Network Foundation Lift As We Rise campaign was launched in May to support female students pursuing university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. CREW Network is thrilled to share that thanks to the generosity of our donors, the campaign raised $41,746 for scholarships in less than two months, surpassing the $20,000 goal. 
2021 Foundation Scholarship Recipients
On July 15, the 2021 Foundation scholarship recipients were announced. The winners came from a diverse pool of CRE majors and university programs across Canada and the U.S.

Please join us in congratulating everyone!
Industry Award Nominations are Open!
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) is accepting nominations for their annual awards, due by September 30.
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.