CREWNY News | June 2019
At A Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
  • July 9: CREWNY Connections Cocktails - Members Only | Hosted by: Carrie Pianin, Senior Vice President, Arcturus Group | Vander Bar, Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

  • July 16: Leading Ladies of Real Estate Summer Series | Speaker - Margaret Chinwe Anadu, Partner at Goldman Sachs | Akerman LLP, 666 Fifth Ave., 20th Fl., New York, NY 10103

  • August 7: Young Professionals Golf Happy Hour - Members Only | The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, Pier 59, New York, NY 10011

  • August 13: CREWNY Connections Cocktails - Members Only | Hosted by: Michelle Bernstein, President, MITER Construction | Location TBA

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

  • September 10: CREWNY Breakfast | Details TBA

  • September 19: CREWNY Connections Coffee - Hosted by: Annemarie DiCola, CEO, TREPP LLC

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
The annual Leading Ladies of Real Estate Series features three women at the forefront of the commercial real estate industry, who will each share their story about their path to the top. CREW New York is proud to provide you an opportunity to meet these industry leaders in an intimate setting at Akerman LLP.'s New York office. This year's featured speakers include Karen Backus, Principal & Co-Founder, U3 Advisors, Margaret Chinwe Anadu, Managing Director and Head of the Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs, Jennifer Stewart, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Real Estate, Global Head of Client Management.

Space is limited so reserve your seat at the table early!

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Akerman LLP
666 Fifth Ave., 20th Floor
New York, NY 10103

CREW New York Members: $35
Non-Members: $65

Due to building security, walk-ins will not be permitted
Chapter News
The Chapter welcomes the following members who joined CREWNY in June 2019:

  • Andis Woodlief, Principal, Contractor Compliance LLC
  • Karen Fan, Graduate Student, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate
  • Sujata Jhaveri, Sr. Real Estate Associate, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLC
  • Elizabeth Blevins, Senior Auditor, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP 
Member News
2019 Founders’ Award given to Jaimee Nardiello

Jaimee Nardiello , Past President of CREWNY and Partner at Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, received the Founders’ Award at our June 4th Members' Luncheon.

The Founder’s Award has been a CREW New York tradition since 1994. Each year, the current chapter president has the honor of presenting the award to a member who exemplifies the finest qualities of the organization, consistently supports CREWNY’s mission and goals, and does so with remarkable generosity in sharing both time and talent in support of others.
Jaimee Nardiello receives the Founders' award from CREWNY President Marianne Mathieu
CREWNY recognizes this year's IMPACT Award Recipient

Jeanette Boccini , President and Founder of News Muse, was awarded CREWNY’s 2019 IMPACT Award for exceptional Entrepreneurial Spirit, at our June 4th Members' Luncheon. Congratulations, Jeannette, for your many achievements. Many thanks to Deborah Farahmand for leading the selection committee of Anya Nabiev, Heidi Blau, Ilkay Cam-Spanos, Ruth Furst, Dina Miller, Carrie Pianin and Lina Telese.
Barbara E. Champoux, CREWNY Network & Member Recognition Chair,
presenting the Impact Award to Jeanette Boccini
Katherine Pankevich, an undergraduate student member attending Baruch, began a summer internship position with CBRE. Katherine was connected to this CBRE opportunity through CREW Network and CREWNY: Network’s CEO introduced CBRE’s Senior Diversity Recruiter to CREWNY leaders, who in turn, recommended Katherine when the Diversity Officer wanted to include greater diversity in their summer intern class and contacted CREWNY for same. Katherine got the job on her own amazing merits, of course.
Carrie Pianin , SVP of Arcturus Group, was a participating panelist in CONNECT Media’s NY Conference on April 30th, speaking on “ How the Office Market is Shaping New York. ” 
Michelle DeCarlo
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 8 th , 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 !
Michele O’Connor
Laurie Stanziale
Member Laurie Stanziale of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, through her relationship with member Carrie Villani of LERA, recommended LERA to represent Laurie’s condominium client who was facing a neighboring construction. LERA successfully navigated with great skill and patience the various issues and challenges facing Laurie’s client, who is, and continues to be, very pleased with LERA’s forensic engineering consulting services.
Carrie Villani
CREWNY is proud that two of our members, Kenne Shepherd and Cara Faske , were honored on May 13, 2019, at the annual Mann Charitable Foundation Leading Ladies event, a celebration of the foremost women in the apparel, design, banking, real estate, and hedge fund industries. The Mann Charitable Foundation's mission is to fund research for geriatric diseases and to ultimately find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It recently expanded its initiatives to include Crohn’s and Colitis disease, breast cancer, and liver diseases. 

Kenne is also a former Board member of CREW New York and last year was the 40th Anniversary Gala Co-Chair. Cara's agency, Pace Branding and Marketing, was responsible for the 40th Anniversary Gala's branding and marketing.
Honorees with their CREWNY colleagues
Left to right: Kenne Shepherd, AIA, LEEP AP, Principal, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture PLLC; Michele O'Connor of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services and CREW New York Past President; Betty Castro of Cushman & Wakefield and CREW New York Legacy Leaders Chair; Sheri Best of Carter Milchman Frank and CREW New York Past Sponsorship Chair; Marianne Mathieu, NTP of Fidelity National Title and CREW New York President; and Cara Faske, CEO, Pace Branding and Marketing.
Beyond the Chapter
Career Opportunities for CREWNY Members!
CBRE has nearly 60 job positions in a wide variety of roles and disciplines in the NY office, which they would like to fill, including: project management; property management, transactions advisory, investment banking/finance; HR, marketing, accounting/analysts, strategy, communications and event management, etc. Its Senior Diversity Recruiter has generously invited any CREWNY members who may be interested in learning more about these available positions and applying for one or more, to attend a special event on July 24th from 5:00-8:30pm.

If you would like more information about the specific openings, and/or would like to attend the event, please send an e-mail to as soon as possible to reserve space (and no later than 7/21/19).
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).  

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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.

The following members attended CREW Network’s Spring Leadership Summit and/or Leadership Certificate Session in Kansas City, MO, during June 5th-7th:  Barbara E. Champoux, Christine Chipurnoi, Ines Olesen, Beth Zafonte and Lily Zivkovic .

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 .
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