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

  • July 31: CREWNY Virtual Open Forum - Members and Their Guests

  • August 6: CREWNY "Find Serenity with Betty" Special Event | Zoom Workout Event with Betty Castro, Cushman & Wakefield - Members Only

  • August 18: CREWNY Connections Happy Hour | Hosted by Carrie Pianin, Senior Vice President, Arcturus Group - Members Only

  • August 26: CREWNY Leading Ladies Series with Erika Meinhardt, Executive Vice President, Fidelity National Financial - Members and Non-Members Welcome

  • September 2: CREWNY "Get Sweaty with Betty" Special Event | Zoom Workout Event with Betty Castro, Cushman & Wakefield - Members Only

  • September 24: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Hosted by Susan Bands, Marcus & Millichap - Members Only

  • October 15: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Host TBA - Members Only

  • October 17: DIG This: A CREW Careers Event - By Invitation Only

  • October 24: DIG This: A CREW Careers Event - By Invitation Only

  • November 17: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Hosted by Wendy Rossi, Akerman - Members Only

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
Deadline to donate to the Chapter Challenge is less than 2 months away!

Thank you to all our members who have already donated to CREW Network Foundation. We already achieved 30% membership donations so we only have a little more to go. Help us reach our goal by donating today!

Established in 1998, CREW Network Foundation dedicates its resources solely towards transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally through college scholarships, industry research and career outreach.

When donating to CREW Network Foundation, you can dedicate your gift toward a fund of your choice . Learn more here.
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.

Join the next Connections Event:
  • August 18: CREWNY Connections Happy Hour | Hosted by Carrie Pianin, Senior Vice President, Arcturus Group
Members register here
September 15-17
The 2020 CREW Network Convention , Sept. 15-17, is be a virtual event, available to everyone. With a lower price point—just $399 USD for members—this year’s convention is more accessible than ever before. Registration includes full access to all 50+ sessions live and on-demand for a limited time. Reserve your spot today to take part in this engaging and content-rich convention with deal making opportunities, business networking and the latest industry insight, plus a closing keynote by Diane Keaton.

Ask your manager or company leadership to support your participation. Download this request template to send to your manager , and encourage your colleagues to attend the convention as well.

CREW New York Convention Scholarships
CREW New York is pleased to announce that, once again, we will award four scholarships [Two (2) Board Members & Two (2) Members] for registration to the CREW Network Convention (virtual event), held September 15-17, 2020.

The deadline for the application is Friday, July 24, at 5:00 p.m.

Contact  for the application
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Complete your profile today! By completing your gender, ethnicity and compensation range information. you will help us better understand the current diversity of our members and create a baseline from which to grow.

Member News
2020/2021 Past President Scholarship Recipients Announced!
The Career Advancement Committee and Past Presidents Scholarship Sub-Committees Congratulate our 2020/2021 Past Presidents Scholarship Recipients:

  • Xiaohui (Ruby) Shi: Attending Zicklin School of Management at Baruch College
  • Jinyu Chen: Attending Zicklin School of Management at Baruch College
  • Priyashi B Galiawala: Attending Pratt Graduate School of Architecture

We are proud of the work you’re doing in your chosen area of Commercial Real Estate and look forward to providing you with the enrichment that comes with a CREW NY Membership.

We wish you continued success in your studies!
CREWNY Member Nominated for Connect Commercial Real Estate's 2020 Next Generation Awards
Jessica Friscia has been nominated for the Connect Commercial Real Estate's 2020 Next Generation Awards .

This award encompasses all sectors of commercial estate from leasing and development to investment and finance and recognizes young people in the real estate business who stand out because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas.

Winners will be announced in August.

Jess is a Senior Staff Engineer at Langan and serves on the Communications Committee for CREWNY.

Good luck, Jess!
SMPS-NY Recognizes CREWNY Member as Member of the Month
CREWNY member Julie Reimann was highlighted as a member of the month for June 2020 by SMPS-NY , a community of marketing and business development professionals working to secure profitable business relationships for their AEC companies.

Julie is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at SIGMA7 Design Group and a member of the SMPS-NY Sponsorship Committee. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Programs Committee for CREW NY.

Congratulations, Julie!
CREW Network:
  • September 10: CREW Network Foundation Fundraiser
  • September 15-17: 2020 CREW Network Convention

CREWCares Professional Development Series: 
CREW Cares Professional Development Series, a five-part weekly webinar series focused on career education, management and growth. This series is led by leadership and career experts and is complimentary for all CREW Members.
  • August 4: Leading Self - Starting the Journey to Discover Your Unique Way of Being
  • August 18: Managing-Up Techniques for Surviving ... and Thriving

Chapter Leader Success Series:
  • October 7: Membership Renewal Preparation
  • November 11: Chapter Finances
  • December 2: Membership Processes: Training for Membership Teams

CREW Network Webinar Wednesdays
Focus on industry and professional development topics and trends.
  • October 21: Persuasive Communication

Virtual Conversation Corner:
  • July 28: CREW Dialogues: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Race - Session I
  • August 25: CREW Dialogues: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Race - Session II

CREW Network Foundation Fundraiser

 A live, virtual cooking event with Food Network Celebrity Chef David Rose, to support CREW Network Foundation

Guests will be treated to an exclusive, virtual culinary event led by the acclaimed chef in the comfort of your kitchen.

Show your support by becoming an event underwriter or register today!
CREW Network 2020 Spring Leadership Summit Review
The Spring Leadership Summit took place on Thursday, June 18, and Friday, June 19. The program was well attended with 50 CREWNY Members and 2 delegates participating in the two-day event. In case you weren’t able to attend, or if you attended and wanted to come back to some of the resources mentioned during the summit, we have provided links in the attached document for your reference.

As a general rule, once you sign into CREW Network, go to the CREWBiz tab and select “Resource Center.” You can browse several categories, but the materials for the 2020 Spring Leadership Summit are in a folder called “Leadership Summits and Council Meetings.”

To read more and to find useful resources discussed during the event, click the link below
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.

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We want to shine a spotlight on the achievements of CREW New York members. 

  • Won an award?
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  • Shortlisted in a competition?
  • Served as a speaker or appearing on a panel?
  • Been interviewed by the media?
  • Have an event you're involved in that you'd like us to list? 

Send information, photos and URLs to CREW New York's Anuska Amparo, at

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