At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
Members and Non-Members Welcome

Stay Tuned for More Information
FEB 10
Members-Only Event

MAR 18
Members-Only Event
FEB 18
CREWNY Connections Members-Only Event
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
Betty Castro
CREWNY President
President's Message
Dear CREW New York,

I am extremely honored to serve as President of the New York chapter this year. After the uniquely challenging year we just had, we are all looking forward to a better 2021. I am exceptionally proud of Allison Robin, who did an enormously successful job leading the chapter through an incredibly difficult year.
We achieved our goal of meeting the Network Chapter Challenge, with over 50% of our membership donating to Network Foundation, thanks to her passion and commitment, and I’m excited to keep that momentum going. I’m also extremely proud of our board for serving with such rigor in 2020.
Our Programs Committee, led by Michelle DeCarlo, coordinated new and creative virtual programming to keep our members engaged. We also successfully executed the “DIG This” program in collaboration with Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW), with the great work of Wendy Rossi, Barbara Champoux and Maria Elefante. We created a special DEI Task Force, led by Sheri Best, Julia Rocco and Andis Woodlief, who initiated the Social Equity Trust program that we are looking to continue in 2021.

CREWNY Welcomes Its 2021 Board
On behalf of all of CREW New York, we welcome our 2021 Board Members.
Betty Castro, President
Julia Rocco, President Elect
Alana Sliwinski, Secretary
Nicoletta Pagnotta, Treasurer
Sheri Best, Member at Large
Allison Robin, Immediate Past President and Chapter Champion

Directors & Committee Chairs
Anuska Amparo, Communications & Public Relations
Barbara Champoux, Member Services
Leisa Crawford, Membership
Michelle DeCarlo, Programs
Maria Elefante, Legacy Leaders
Sarah Marsh, Sponsorship
Rachel Merva, CREW Network and Membership Recognition
Ines Olesen, Young Professionals
Erin Timko, Career Advancement
Join a CREWNY Committee Today
Join a CREW New York Committee today and take full advantage of everything that a CREWNY membership has to offer. Serving on a committee is one of the best ways to maximize your return on investment. Committee participation boosts your leadership skills and expands your personal and professional network, all while making a difference in the ongoing success and vitality of CREW New York.

As a committee member, you’ll learn about the operation of CREW New York from an inside perspective and gain valuable experience for future leadership positions within CREW New York as well as your career.

Interested in joining? Explore this overview of each of CREW New York’s committees here, then contact to see how you can help.

It's All About You
Our members are the lifeblood of CREWNY, and vital to the inclusion and advancement of all women in CRE. Therefore, CREWNY is launching a series of programs for 2021 specifically focused on our members: their business and professional development, inclusion and engagement in our community, continuing CRE education and training, and wellness.

These programs include:
  • CREWNY CONNECTIONS: the always popular and newly enhanced opportunities to build better business relationships
  • CREWNY CARES: focused on professional development, wellness and the non-CRE talents of our members
  • MEMBER MONDAYS: spotlighting different members on social media most weeks, who will also be highlighted in other ways during the month
  • CREWNY BRIDGE: creating pathways to greater inclusion

Please stay tuned for more information, and join the journey by participating in these programs!
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 there is so much useful information posted by CREWNY, why miss out? Email Anuska Amparo at with any questions.
Member News
The Chapter Welcomes the Following Members Who Joined CREWNY This Month
  • Joy Brigis, Senior Manager, RSM US LLP
  • Jaclyn Dominguez, Partner, Friedman LLP
  • Crystal Lye, Associate, CBRE
  • Deborah Owolabi, Project Manager, JLL
  • Paola Tocci, CEO + President, The Tocci Group Inc.
CREWNY Member Received Connect Media’s 2020 Lawyers in Real Estate Award
Congratulations to Nathalia Bernardo of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, who received Connect Media’s 2020 Lawyers in Real Estate award.

Connect Media’s Lawyers in Real Estate Award spotlighted attorneys nationwide who have made an impact through both their practice in real estate-related matters and the contributions they have made as members of the industry and the community.

In addition to being partner at Kramer Levin RE in New York, Nathalia is active in a number of leadership roles outside of the scope of her daily law practice.

Congratulations are also extended to two other CREW Network members that won: Dina Alexander (CREW Portland) and Kathryn Arnold (CREW Chicago). 
Speaking Engagements
Congratulations to our CREWNY members providing valuable insights through panels and forums.
On The Move
Congratulations to our CREWNY members who were promoted or changed jobs.
Congratulations to Shahla Sedgh who was promoted to Partner at Friedman, LLP.

Featured Members
Six CREWNY members were featured in the New York Real Estate Journal 2020 Year-in-Review issue.

Congratulations to all!
Nathalia Bernardo 

C. Jaye Berger

Barbara Champoux 

Marianne Mathieu 

Kenne Shepherd
Carrie Villani 

The American Bar Association Announces CREWNY Member's Piece as a Top 5 Most-Read Articles in 2020
Congratulations to Leslie Berkoff on the recognition of her article "Taking Your Mediation Practice Online In The Face Of COVID-19" by the American Bar Association as part of its Business Law Today's Top 5 Most-Read Articles for 2020.
Beyond the Chapter
CREW Network Webinars and Events
Global Voices: CRE Woman Talk Leadership
FEB 18
Building Bridges Inside and Out - Part II

MAR 18
Strategic Planning for Chapter Leaders
APR 13
DEI Training Series - The Reckoning Session II
JUN 10
2021 CREW Network Spring Leadership Summit
St. Louis, Mo
Q1 Member Networking Series
FEB 23
High-Performance Negotiation Skills for Women
MAR 23
DEI Training Series - The Reckoning - Session I
DEI Training Series - The Reckoning Session III
SEP 28
2021 CREW Network Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada
FEB 11
2021 CREW Network Winter Leadership Summit
Virtual Event
MAR 16
One-on-One with Mark Rose, CEO of Avison Young
MAR 31
Data Disruption: The Superpower That Can Revive Retail
MAY 13
Q2 Member Networking Series
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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.