CREWNY News | January 2019
At-a-Glance: CREWNY Planned Programs & Key Dates

  • January 31st: 2019 Economic Forecast, Hosted & Sponsored by Trepp, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Click below for full information. Walk-ins welcome.

  • February 5th:  How Do We Get to OZ? Opportunity Zones Take Off in 2019, Luncheon & Program, Club 101

  • February 21st: CREWNY Coffee, Hosted by Jaimee Nardiello, Esq., Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, 801 Second Avenue

  • February 27th: Discover CREW New York, Troutman Sanders

  • March 5th: Powerful Women in Real Estate, Luncheon & Program, Club 101

  • March 5th: Handbags & Accessories Collection for Bottomless Closet, Club 101

  • March 21st CREWNY Coffee, Hosted by Allison Robin, CREWNY’s 2019 President-elect, Principal, Levien & Company, Inc., at Levien & Company LLP, 570 Lexington Avenue

Important Reminder for Members
To maintain membership in good standing, CREWNY members
are required to attend a minimum of two events per year.
CREWNY Program Spotlight
Chapter News

Emerging Leaders Rebranded and Launched as
Young Professional's Group for 2019

The new and newly-exciting Young Professional's Group is intended for members of CREWNY who are 40 years of age and younger. The group's mission is to create, build, and maintain a committee of engaged members from a full spectrum of commercial real estate fields. Details on programs for 2019, described as "meaningful, approachable, networking opportunities" by the Committee Chairs, will be announced soon.
YP members Danielle Sisti, Tishman Speyer, Valeria Kozhich, Holm & O’Hara LLP
and Jessica Friscia, Langan, attending a networking event at Of Mercer.
If you are interested in joining the group or have any questions regarding YP, please reach out to Chair Michelle Bernstein ( and/or Vice Chair Ashley Grebow (
CREW Network and Member Recognition Opportunities

Did you know we have a committee dedicated to helping you get noticed? If you are interested in speaking opportunities or being considered for industry awards, contact Barbara E. Champoux ( ), Chair, CREW Network and Member Recognition Committee.  A complete CREWBiz profile is required.
Member News
Sun & Moon Marketing Communications Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Congratulations to long-time member and contributor Madelyne Kirch on 25 years and counting as head of Sun & Moon Marketing Communications. The firm has marketed millions of square feet of office space, branded thousands of residential buildings, introduced countless retail spaces, created a neighborhood, orchestrated broker parties, supported economic development, named companies, and created some pretty cool marketing suites.
Elizabeth Schrero Participates in Panel; Receives Leadership Award
Elizabeth Schrero, Esq. , Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (far right) participated in a panel discussion entitled “ Tales of Extraordinary Women in Real Estate ”, presented by the NY Chapter of Brown University's Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG) at Lincoln Center. She also accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Committee of BREG where she currently serves.
Elizabeth (second from left) also received a Leadership Award at the New York Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law's Inaugural Leadership Forum. The Award is given to a Coalition delegate who demonstrates commitment and dedication to the Coalition as well as excellence in lawyering.
Past CREWNY Presidents Share Insights on Women Leadership Panel
Jennifer Carey , (left) Founder and President, JLC Environmental Consultants, and Christine Chipurnoi MS, CPCU, RPLU , Senior Vice President, USI Insurance Services, participated in Baker Tilly's GROW Panel with other distinguished women leaders. The event focused on female leadership in male dominated fields, how the women on the panel addressed those issues and lessons learned that can be passed on to the next generation of leaders. 
Immediate Past President to Star as Panelist at
ABA Mid-winter Conference in LA
CREWNY Immediate Past President, Jaimee Nardiello , a partner at construction law firm Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, will speak at the 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law’s midwinter conference on  Public Construction Projects: Not Always a Hollywood Ending . The conference will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and celebrate the town's creativity and vitality as it explores the characteristics of public construction.
Ms. Nardiello will be a member of the panel, “Creative Collateral Claims Against Public Entities and their Agents.” The conversation is expected to delve into theories of liability for owners’ service providers, such as architects, construction managers and owner’s reps, for the consequences of their advice. Panelists will address defamation and other potential claims for an architect’s recommendations on bid selection.
Kenne Shepherd Column in Mann Report Residential
Kenne's article in the January 2019 issue of Mann Report Residential focuses on amenities that contribute to the value of a building and individual units, but, if well-designed, also foster a sense of community and well-being. To read Kenne's article, copy and paste .

  • Lisa Zana, Partner, Shipmen & Goodwin, LLP
  • Jessica Jeffrey, Project Executive, Anbau Enterprise

Industry News
Do you know a commercial real estate broker who made a big difference in 2018? Consider nominating that dealmaker for one of Connect Media’s annual Top Broker Awards. Connect Media will recognize 50 leading brokers or teams of brokers, including both brokers who specialize in property sales and brokers who specialize in leasing. That includes:10 winners each from California, Texas, Chicago, New York and National. Log onto Connect Media/Awards for additional information and nomination form.

CREWNY Discount on The Real Deal Digital

As you’ve no doubt heard, has launched a new digital subscription program. As part of a special partnership, The Real Deal is offering a discount on digital access to all CREWNY members.
Please enter the code CREW18 at checkout to save 15% and enjoy subscribers only benefits, including:

• Unlimited online access to stories and videos published across The Real Deal's network of sites from all your devices
• Early access to all of The Real Deal’s magazine content across markets
• Join the newsroom: exclusive access to conference calls with TRD editors and reporters
• Behind the scenes newsletters - discounts, promotions, and exclusive content
• Free access to one TRD event per year + access to the after party
• And we’ll keep adding to the list!

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