CREWNY News | July 2019
At A Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
  • August 7: Young Professionals Golf Happy Hour - Members Only | The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, Pier 59, New York, NY 10011

  • August 13: CREWNJ/CREWNY Mixer at The Monarch Rooftop Lounge | Co-Hosted by: Michelle Bernstein, Principal/President, MITER Construction, and Sandra Gaurin, Director of Client Services, Insurance and Risk Management, WCD Group | CREW New Jersey members will be joining the event to begin building better relationships with their CREW colleagues across the Hudson. | Registration is limited. | The Monarch Rooftop Lounge, 71 W. 35th St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001

  • August 21: Leading Ladies of Real Estate Summer Series | Speaker: Jennifer Stewart, Managing Director JPMorgan Chase & Co. | Akerman LLP, 666 Fifth Ave., 20th Floor, New York, NY 10103

  • September 10: CREWNY Breakfast - This program counts as one of the 6 luncheons included with premier dues. | Details TBA

  • September 19: CREWNY Coffee - Hosted by: Annemarie DiCola, CEO, TREPP LLC, a featured CREW Network Convention speaker. This event will include special invited guests in finance/private equity, and the discussion will focus on the impact of that segment of the industry on all CRE businesses. | Registration is limited. | Trepp LLC, 600 Fifth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10020

  • October 15: Legacy Leaders Fashion Show - Cocktails and Fashion Show hosted by Neiman Marcus | 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001

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
Young Professionals Golf Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
Pier 59
New York, NY 10011

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Spend a delightful evening with CREWNY members and your CRE industry colleagues. Enjoy a one-hour lesson with a pro followed by a one-hour practice session hitting range balls with the pro, all the while mingling and enjoying an open bar and hors d'oeuvres.
Open to CREWNY Members only

Members: $75
Chapter News
The Chapter welcomes the following members who joined CREWNY in July 2019:

  • Kristin DeLuca, Project Manager - Bohler Engineering
  • Danielle Meyer, Associate - Zetlin & De Chiara

Member News
CREW New York Awards Scholarships to CREW Network Convention
CREW New York is pleased to announce that we have awarded two scholarships to attend the CREW Network Convention & Marketplace .

The 2019 recipients receive complimentary registration, hotel and airfare to Orlando.
Debbie Farahmand
Associate, Akerman, LLP
Linda Luo
Project Coordinator, JLL
Elizabeth D. Schrero , Partner, Seyfarth & Shaw LLP, was featured in the 2019 Summer Newsletter of Women’s Coalition in Law , focusing on her successful career in real estate litigation, business disputes and other matters.
CREWNY Members Honored at the Women of Valor Awards Tea

CREW New York members, Michelle DeCarlo and Michele O’Connor , will be honored by St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters at their upcoming Women of Valor Awards Tea on Thursday, August 8th , at the New York Marquis. St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters supports a network of charitable programs throughout New York City, Westchester and Northern New Jersey, providing food, clothing, shelter and social services for those in need.
CREW New York members and friends attending the event can request to be seated together. On the RSVP card, please include “seat at table with CREW NY members.”

View the invitation HERE !
Michelle DeCarlo
Michele O’Connor
Christine Chipurnoi, Senior Vice President, USI Insurance Services, was highlighted in Insurance Business America (Issue 7.06) as one of the insurance industry’s foremost female leaders, and named one of its 2019 Elite Women.
Key Synergies Between Firms Identified Through CREWNY Networking

After spending quality time at CREWNY’s May Dine-around Event, Carol Messman , Partner, Crowe LLP, and Leslie Berkoff , Partner, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, identified key synergies between their firms, an accounting firm and a law firm, respectively. They held a “meet and greet” among several of their respective colleagues to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities. By drilling down in a more personalized, intimate CREWNY setting, they took their CREWNY connections to another level, developing deeper contacts and enhancing relationships to build better business. 

Carol and Leslie are excited about the outcome. They encourage all CREWNY members to spend time networking beyond larger, organized events to leverage relationships you can make at smaller CREWNY Connection events and other opportunities.
Carol Messman
Leslie Berkoff
Caitlin McDonough , Shareholder, Conway, Farrell, Curtin & Kelly, P.C., was reviewing CREW Network’s members-only open discussion forum, and noticed a California broker was looking for East Coast lenders. She connected that broker with a lender client of hers to explore potential synergies. As a result, that broker later contact Caitlin to represent a client of hers doing an SBA deal. Here is the power of the Network on full display!
Globe Street Women of Influence Conference Speakers

The following CREWNY members were featured speakers at the June 10th Globe Street Women of Influence Conference :
Beyond the Chapter
Jay Myself is the incredible true story of Jay Maisel, whose larger-than-life personality is matched only by the larger-than-life building he called home for nearly 50 years: the 35,000-sq ft landmarked former bank at 190 Bowery.

Follow Jay as he packs up a lifetime's work of memories ahead of making the largest private real estate sale NYC has ever seen. #JayMyself opens in NYC at Film Forum on July 31st.
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.
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.

Have a CRE award to give or speaking spot to fill? Email with the details and we will help you find the perfect match.


July 31 : Board-Hosted Call, “ Leveraging CREW Technology for Chapter Success,” to be facilitated by CREW Network Director, Angie Earlywine.

September 25-27 : Attend CREW Network’s annual Convention and Marketplace in Orlando! CREW has added pre-Convention workshops, additional Learning Excursions and many wonderful opportunities to benefit from great leadership and professional development training, and meaningful networking opportunities.  Registration is Open Now – more than 600 have already registered so don't miss your chance .

September 26 : Network Foundation Fundraiser , “ Rock, Rhythm & CREWs, ” at Convention
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