At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
Apr 13
CREWNY Breakfast
Life Sciences
Members and Non-Members Welcome
Apr 15
Members-Only Event
Members-Only Event
MAY 18
Get Sweaty with Betty
MAY 20
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
The Future of NYC Is Diverse, Affordable and Sustainable: Panel
When Melissa Burch was a child, and people would ask her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she had an answer ready. “A New Yorker.”

Burch told this anecdote during a discussion about the direction of the city post-vaccine at a CREW New York luncheon Tuesday [March 3], together with two other powerful women in commercial real estate: Elizabeth Muskat, managing director and global head of architecture and Bank of New York Mellon, and Linda Foggie, senior vice president and North America head of corporate occupier at Turner & Townsend.

The main takeaway was that, with the city at a clear inflection point, there is an opportunity for change, growth and rebuilding a better city.

It's All About You
Our members are the lifeblood of CREWNY and vital to the inclusion and advancement of all women in CRE. So, CREWNY’s Member Engagement and Empowerment Committee has launched, and will launch, a series of programs for 2021 holistically focused on the well-being of our members. Please stay tuned for more information, and join the journey by participating in these programs!

Upcoming Events:
  • CREWNY Connections (Registration is open): April 15th, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Please join us for this enhanced Connections event, including a fireside chat with a Featured Member, Nayada Lugji, Senior Compliance Manager, Americas | Lendlease, small-group, topic-focused break-out discussions and other features.

  • CREWNY CARES (Registration to open soon): May 5th, noon to 1:00 p.m. This Program will continue to focus holistically on our members, providing the tools, benefits and opportunities available to you from CREW Network and CREWNY, and including one or more Featured Members. Among other things, we will continue exploring the tools, benefits and opportunities provided by CREW Network, and discuss timely topics with expert members.

Member Survey: Hopefully, you took the Member Survey in early March, designed so that we can better understand your desired value proposition from CREWNY and how CREWNY can better communicate and provide that value proposition. We are reviewing the results, and in conjunction with other research, plan to implement programs and measures responding to member consensus on what it important to you.
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.

Interested in joining? Explore this overview of each of CREW New York’s committees here, then contact to see how you can help.
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
Member Mondays
The launch of our new “Member Mondays” profile of a different CREWNY member each Monday on social media, on our website and in other ways, was very successful! Our Featured Members for March were: Julia Rocco, Deborah Farahmand, Gina Mavica and Julie Reimann.

Please stay tuned for, and support, our Featured Members on Mondays. Initially, we will randomly contact different members to be featured, but eventually, we will have a process by which interested members can volunteer.
Senior Director, Asset Management
Kimco Realty Corporation

Akerman LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Director Of Business Development
HE2PD, Inc.

The Chapter welcomes the following member(s) who joined CREWNY this month:

  • Mary Mahany, Project Executive, Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Iris Rosa, Procurement Management, Cushman & Wakefield
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.
Michelle O’Connor was promoted to Senior Principal at Langan.

Michele co-leads Langan’s highly successful site/civil practice in New York City. Her projects span multiple markets and numerous public and private clients, such as the New York City School Construction Authority, The Related Companies, and Columbia University.

Christine Chipurnoi was recently promoted from Senior Vice President at USI Insurance Services to Executive Vice President. Christine served as President of CREWNY from 2015 to 2016.

Featured Members
Congratulations to our CREWNY members who were promoted or changed jobs.
Christine Colley was honored as a Real Estate Weekly Rising Star. They recognize some of those up-and-comers who transcended the turbulence around them to solve problems, create solutions and drive their business forward during historic times.

Cheryl McKissack made the City & State New York 2021 Construction Power 50 list that was just published last month. It's the first time this list has come out and recognizes that even during COVID in 2020 the people honored provided a lifeline to the economy and are poised to play critical parts in the recovery efforts moving into this year. So inspiring! She's #34.

Cheryl was also recognized in the Crain’s New York Business - Notable Black Leaders & Executives!

Beyond the Chapter
CREW Network Webinars and Events
MAR 31
Data Disruption: The Superpower That Can Revive Retail
DEI Training Series - The Reckoning Session III
SEP 28
2021 CREW Network Convention
Las Vegas, NV
Get on the Board: What it Takes to Serve on the CREW Network Board
MAY 13
Q2 Member Networking Series
APR 13
DEI Training Series - The Reckoning Session II
JUN 10
2021 CREW Network Spring Leadership Summit
St. Louis, MO
Awards and Spotlights
Nominate yourself or a colleague to receive a well deserved distinction.
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.