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

  • July 14: CREWNY Leading Ladies Series with Joanne M. Minieri, Chief Operating Officer, RXR Realty

  • July 17: CREWNY Virtual Open Forum - Members and Their Guests

  • July 21: CREWNY Connections Virtual Happy Hour - Hosted by Jaimee Nardiello, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

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

  • August 26: CREWNY Leading Ladies Series with Erika Meinhardt, Executive Vice President, Fidelity National Financial

  • October 17: DIG This: A CREW Careers Event - By Invitation 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
The Chapter Welcomes the Following Members Who Joined CREWNY in June 2020 :
  • Leah Colmenares, Project Manager, Gilbane Building Company
  • Magdalena Kelleher, Project Manager, Levien & Company, Inc. 
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 choose where to 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 Events:
  •  July 21: Host Jaimee Nardiello, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

CREWNY Impact Awards
CREWNY’s 2020 IMPACT Awards nominations are closed! We received nine nominations from our membership in the Career Advancement for Women, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Member-to-Member Business categories.

An announcement of the Impact Award winner is anticipated for the fall.

Good luck to all of our nominees!
The  Urban Design Forum 's Forefront Fellowship
The  Urban Design Forum' s Forefront Fellowship is an annual professional fellowship dedicated to cultivating emerging leaders in urban design, development and policy. In 2020, Forefront Fellowship Cooperative Works , will explore New York City's future, focusing on the economic recovery from the pandemic.
In the first phase, in partnership with the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives and the Mayor's Office of M/WBE, Fellows will investigate inclusive workforce and business development strategies for the emerging building energy retrofit market. In the second phase, Fellows will explore how to support minority-owned businesses and workers of color, expand worker cooperatives, and democratize economic resources to build a more inclusive economy. 

Through this 10-month, part-time professional development opportunity, Fellows build new skills and knowledge, expand their professional community, and develop meaningful projects with impact beyond the fellowship.
The application for Cooperative Works is available  here . The application deadline is July 22.
September 15-17
The CREW Network Convention brings together more than 1,200 commercial real estate leaders annually for deal making, business networking, industry education and leadership development. If you are looking to expand your business network and learn about the latest trends, technologies and innovative projects in our industry, this event is for you.

Registration for virtual event opening soon !
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 PM.

Contact  for the application
Member News
CREW Partnerships: CREW Orlando Invites CREWNY Member as Panelist for "CRE Around the Globe Post-COVID" Event
Betty Castro , CREWNY President-Elect and Managing Principal at Cushman & Wakefield, participated as a panelist in CREW Orlando's " CRE Around the Globe Post-COVID" event on July 15, where she shared information on Cushman & Wakefields 'How to Guide' for safely returning to the office.

Download their "Safe Six Checklist" here and contact for their "Recovery Readiness Guide."
CREWNY Member Serves as Panelist
Carol Engel served as a panelist on “An Industry Discussion: The Future of Office Space and How to Provide Healthy Environments During COVID19 and Beyond” webinar on June 4, 2020.
CREWNY Member Nominated for Women in Asset Management Summit & Awards Series
Carrie Pianin has been nominated for the Women in Asset Management Summit & Awards Series in the category of Real Estate.

This award is given to women who have actively sought to promote gender diversity within the sector and provided evidence of workplace success either in the form of investment returns and/or original pieces of research/analysis. 

Pianin was also a featured speaker in the June 10th AmTrust Title Webinar Series: " Market Outlook: Women Executives in Real Estate "
CREWNY Member Honored by IBA Elite Wo me n 2020
Congrats to Christine Chipurnoi, SVP at USI Insurance Service and CREW Network Director, on being named one of IBA’s “Elite Women” for 2020!

Read all about it in the June edition of IBA Magazine on page 40.

On May 20, 2020, Chipurnoi also hosted a Board virtual Happy Hour.
CREWNY Member Facilitates CREW Miami Sponsor Spotlight Event
Barbara E. Champoux was the facilitator of the June 10, 2020, of a CREW Miami Sponsor Spotlight event developed by Amit Egan Datwani and focused on the community investment and humanitarian efforts of four Miami Sponsors supporting those impacted by COVID-19. Participating CREW Miami members included its President, Alicia Morales-Fernandez ; Director, Carol Ellis-Cutler ; and Programs Chair, Cristina Zampiero ; and representing the four sponsors were CREW Miami Sponsors, Keren Marti (First American TItle Insurance Company); Patrick G. Morris (Wells Fargo); Gina DelChiaro (Akerman LLP) & Joy McKenna (Research Management Corporation).
Newmark Adds CREWNY Member to Growing Team
Newmark Associates has expanded its team with the addition of Mary Therese O'Brian, a veteran sales and marketing executive.

O'Brian, who joins the Cedar Knolls-based firm as a sales associate, brings more than 20 years of experience. Her background includes working as a director of sales with ALM Media, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters, where she created content marketing strategies for legal and other professional service organizations, utilizing emerging technology to generate leads, acquire customers and build their brands.

Read full article here .
CREWNY Members Nominated for Commercial Observer’s 2020 Women’s Forum Awards
The following CREWNY Members have been nominated for the Commercial Observer’s 2020 Women’s Forum Awards , which honor women in the real estate, design and construction industries who are at the top of their game and exhibit qualities of leadership, innovation, community involvement and environmental awareness:
CREW Network:
  • September 15-17: 2020 CREW Network Convention

CREWCares Professional Development Series: 
  • July 9: Position Yourself for Career Success
  • July 22: Navigating a Career Pivot
  • 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

  • July 15: Change is Coming: Mass Timber and the Future of CRE
  • October 21: Persuasive Communication

View the CREW Network Event Page Here
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