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

  • March 3: CREWNY Luncheon | Club 101, 101 Park Ave., New York, NY 10178

  • March 19: CREWNY Coffee | Levien & Company, 570 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022

  • April 2: CREWNY Breakfast | Club 101, 101 Park Ave., New York, NY 10178

Important Reminder to Members:
To maintain membership in good standing, CREWNY members are required to attend a minimum of two events per year.
Program Spotlight
Chapter News
The chapter welcomes the following members who joined CREWNY in February 2020:
  • Leah Blackman, Vice President, Account Executive, CM&B
CREWNY Announces New Logo
CREWNY joins numerous other Chapters in changing their logos after CREW Network updated its branding in the fall. The change shows solidarity between the chapters nationwide and the national CREW Network. 
DIG This: A CREW Careers Program
CREWNY is excited to announce that we are developing, and will hold, an amazing program called " DIG This: A CREW Careers Program," in collaboration with NEW (Nontraditional Employment for Women), on April 18th & April 25th . This program will focus on the lifecycle of a development project as well as to educate and encourage NEW graduates about CRE careers available to them beyond the construction trades. 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - in advance and/or on Program days - to participate in executing this program. There are many ways to get involved - you decide how much time you want to invest. If you have any questions or are interested, please send an email to , or contact Barbara E. Champoux or Maria Elefante.
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 .
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 kicked off 2020 with Coffee at Cushman and Wakefield and our next Coffee event will be on March 19th
Member News
CREWNY Members Serve on 2020 CREW Network Committees
CREWNY President Promoted to Principal and CFO
CREWNY President, Allison Robin , has been promoted to Principal and Chief Financial Officer at Levien & Company. As part of Levien’s leadership team, she will guide the financial aspects of the firm while contributing to the strategic growth and vision of the firm.
CREWNY Member Serves as Executive in Residence Program
On February 20th, Carrie Pianin , SVP of Arcturus Group, served as and spoke at NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate's Executive in Residence Program, which brings senior CRE leaders together with Schack's students. Julia Rocco, Senior Director of Asset Management, will serve as an NYU/Schack Executive in Residence on April 7, 2020. 
CREWNY Member Joins Kramer and Levin as Partner
Nathalia Bernardo has joined Kramer Levin as partner in the firm's real estate practice. Bernardo represents clients in a broad range of real estate transactions, and also counsels non-profit organizations on real estate and other transactional matters.
Beyond the Chapter
Apply to the Forefront Fellowship: After Carbon
The  Urban Design Forum  shares the application for their fifth  Forefront Fellowship: After Carbon

Forefront is an annual professional fellowship dedicated to cultivating emerging leaders in urban design, development and policy. In 2020, Forefront will explore New York City's future as a carbon-neutral city. In the first phase, Fellows will partner with the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and the Mayor's Office of M/WBE to investigate how building energy retrofits can create economic opportunity for MWBEs and employee-owned businesses. In the second phase, Fellows will develop original proposals addressing broader challenges in achieving a just transition to a clean economy. 

Through this 10-month, part-time professional development opportunity, Fellows build new skills and knowledge, expand their professional community, and develop meaningful projects with impact beyond the fellowship. Applications are due by March 25 .
CREW Network Foundation College Scholarships
The CREW Network Foundation scholarship 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) $5,000 academic scholarships to young women in 2020.

For more information follow this link here
CREW Network IMPACT Awards

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

The CREW Network Impact Awards recognize achievements of members who are considered exceptional in the following categories: Member-to-Member Business, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Economic & Community Improvement, and Career Advancement for Women.
CREW Network Convention & Marketplace 2020 Scholarships
CREW New York is pleased to announce that, once again, we will award Two scholarships (One (1) Board Member & One (1) 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. 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 pm EST.

Recipients will be notified in mid-May (before registration opens) and announced at the Members Only Luncheon on Tuesday, June 2nd. 

Follow this link to the application or contact us at .
CREW Network Webinars and Events
February 26: Affordable Housing Policy | Zoom Conference Webinar

March 9: CREW Network Events at MIPIM | Cannes, France

March 25: Strategies to Accelerate Your Career and Productivity | Zoom Conference Webinar

April 15: Strategies for Successfully Onboarding and Engaging Your Members | Zoom Conference

April 23: Bring a Girl to CRE day | Your Office

View the CREW Network event page here

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 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.

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