CREWNY News | December 2019
At A Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates

  • January 16: CREWNY Connection Coffee | Hosted by Betty Castro, Cushman & Wakefield | One World Trade Center, 45th Floor, Suite B, New York, NY 10007 | Please note that preregistration is required for this event.

  • January 30: Economic Forecast | Trepp, LLC., 600 Fifth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10020

  • February 20: CREWNY Connection Coffee - More information coming soon!

I mportant 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 December 2019:
  • Nicole Fenton, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Kirsten Glaser, Managing Director, Rivercrown Group
STAR and Sponsor of the Year Awards Given Out at December Luncheon
Trepp, LLC took home the distinguished honor of CREWNY’s 2019 Sponsor of the Year Award at its December 3rd Holiday Luncheon. Accepting the award was Annemarie DiCola , CEO of Trepp, LLC and a long-time enthusiast of CREW New York. Trepp, LLC was recognized as a pillar of support that has allowed for the advancement of the organization's mission. This award is presented to the CREWNY Sponsor that has not only made a significant financial contribution to CREWNY but has also demonstrated its commitment to CREWNY through other active investments in its success.
Left to right: Annemarie DiCola  of Trepp, LLC accepts the Sponsor of the Year Award from CREWNY President,  Marianne Mathieu , VP/National Agency Accounts at Fidelity National Title Group, and CREW Network & Member Recognition Chair  Barbara E. Champoux , Principal at Champoux Law Group PLLC
Because of the extraordinarily impressive qualifications of the STAR of the Year nominees, two winners were honored this year — Sheri Best , Director of Marketing and Business Development at Carter, Milchman and Frank Inc., and Erin Timko , Director, Academic and Industry Relations at Trepp, LLC. Both women were recognized as strong supporters of the CREW New York mission and values, who went above and beyond their duties on their respective committees to make CREW New York a better organization.

The other valued CREWNY members nominated for the STAR of the Year Award were: Michelle Bernstein, Rachel D. Jaffe, Esq., Valeria A. Kozhich Esq., Robin Landow Levitin, AIA, Ruth Melnikoff Esq., Wendy Rossi and Melissa Slavin.
Left to right: STAR of the Year 2019 winners  Sheri Best,  Director of Marketing and Business Development at Carter, Milchman and Frank, Inc., and  Erin Timko,  Director, Academic and Industry Relations, Trepp, LLC
Leadership Certificate Program Scholarship Announced
Kasey Pace , CREWNY Membership Chair and Project Manager for Zubatkin Owner Representation, LLC, is the winner of the scholarship for the Leadership Certificate Program. The scholarship covers the registration fee for three programs and leadership summits in 2020.
CREWNY to Launch Ambassadors Program for New Members in 2020
CREWNY would like to make sure our newer members and visitors feel welcome at our events. We are asking members to sign up to be CREW Ambassadors. CREW Ambassadors will be matched up with a new member/visitor and are asked to greet them and introduce them to other members and business contacts at an event, particularly luncheons and breakfasts.

If interested, please send an e-mail to .
Join the Connections Community in 2020

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 kick 2020 off with Coffee events on the following dates:  January 16 and February 20.
Member News
Breaking-Barrier Award Recipient

Cate Agnew , Head of Valuation and Executive Director of Natixis CIB New York, was awarded the Breaking-Barrier Award by Commercial Observer at its November 13th Women in Real Estate Forum.
CREWNY Member Article Featured in NYREJ
Barbara E. Champoux, Principal, Champoux Law Group PLLC, was published in the December 2, 2019, issue of New York Real Estate Journal in an article titled “Infrastructure: Disaster and Resilience.”

Read more here
Connect Media Recognizes CREWNY Member

Nicoletta Pagnotta, Senior Vice President, Meridian Capital, and incoming Treasurer for CREWNY, was honored by Connect Media as a Women in Real Estate 2019 Award winner for her leadership in financing co-ops and condos. A longstanding and accomplished commercial real estate adviser, Nicoletta has personally negotiated more than $6.5 billion in financing over the course of her career. 

Read more here .
Connect Media Names National Women in Real Estate Award Recipient
Camille Renshaw , CEO of B+E, was awarded Connect Media’s 2019 National Women in Real Estate Award. Camille was one of 10 honorees selected from 400+ submissions submitted by real estate professionals from across the country. The award recognizes the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and are serving in key mentorship roles for others in commercial real estate.

Read more here .
CREWNY Member Speaks at CREW Virginia Luncheon

On October 22, 2019, Jennifer Carey , CEO of JLC Environmental and current CREW Network Foundation Chair, spoke at the CREW Northern Virginia luncheon about the Network’s white paper on gender pay equity. She said it was a pleasure to discuss the white paper with other chapters and chapter members.  
Beyond the Chapter
CREW Network Impact Awards

Nominations / Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2020.

The CREW Network Impact Awards recognize achievements of its members who are considered exceptional in the following categories: Member-to-Member Business, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Economic & Community Improvement, and Career Advancement for Women.
Future Offices Winter

January brings back our largest-to-date Future Offices Winter show to New York City, another 'second-to-none' industry gathering, thanks to upcoming participants from  Merck, Cisco, Samsung, Elastic, Symantec, Moda Operandi, Uber  and  Robert Half.  We will tackle the  industry's hottest topics  and  trends.

January 22-24 , 2020 – CREWNY members receive a
 20% discount on registration 

Visit the website here .
CREW Network Webinars and Events
January 23 : 2020 CREW Network Winter Leadership Summit, Santa Clara, California. 

January 30 : Applications for April 23rd Corporate Board Training Event in Chicago, Illinois, are due.

February 12 : Network Zoom Conference on “Delegate Training and Discussion – Part II at 1:00 p.m.
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Have a CRE award to give or speaking spot to fill? Email with the details and we will help you find the perfect match.
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