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

  • April 3: COVID-19 Open Forum | Teleconference - Members Only

  • April 10: COVID-19 Open Forum | Teleconference - Open to Our CRE Community

  • April 16: CREWNY Coffee | Teleconference - Members Only

  • May 6: Spring Cocktails 2020 | Kimberly Hotel Penthouse Level (Rooftop), 145 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022 - Stay tuned for possible rescheduling/format changes

Important Reminder to Members:
To maintain membership in good standing, CREWNY members are required to attend a minimum of two events per year.
COVID-19: A Message to our Members and Colleagues
In light of recommendations made by our local and state authorities and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CREWNY will be making some adjustments to our events schedule.

Please note that for the time being, all events in April have been postponed or moved to a virtual platform until further notice.

The CREWNY Board and Committees are continually monitoring the guidelines set forth by the authorities and will be evaluating the situation as it develops. We will keep our members and community updated via email.
Stay safe and healthy!
Chapter News
The chapter welcomes the following members who joined CREWNY in March 2020 :
  • Nancy Holland, Director of Business Development, Atlantic Environmental Solutions
  • Crystal Chan, Commercial Civic Practice Area Leader, Perkins & Will
  • Laura Kidd, Business Manager, Hays Accounting & Finance
  • Brennan Gilbane, Manager Client Relations, Gilbane Building Company
  • Eileen Cremin, National Business Development Manager, Eservus Concierge
CREW Network Foundation College Scholarships
The CREW Network Foundation scholarship program supports future female leaders as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. With the help of its generous donors and  Scholarship Endowment Founders , CREW Network Foundation will give twenty-five (25) five-thousand-dollar ($5,000) academic scholarships to young women in 2020.

For more information follow this link here .
CREW New York's IMPACT Awards
CREWNY’s 2020 IMPACT Awards nominations are now open! Please consider nominating yourself or a CREWNY colleague who has made an impact in any of the following four areas:

  • Career Advancement for Women
  • Economic and Community Improvement
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Member-to-Member Business
  • Nominations are due April 3rd

To nominate, you only need to provide the name, award category and a brief (1-2 sentences) description of why you/they deserve the Award. One winner will be chosen, and the Award presented at the June 2nd Lunch.
Member News
CREWNY President Recognized at the 2020 Women of Valor Awards Tea Event
Our CREWNY President, Allison Robin, CFO, Levien and Company, Inc., is an honoree for the 2020 Women of Valor Awards Tea event to benefit St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, which will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020. This organization helps feed more than 10,000 families throughout the NYC area. 
Beyond the Chapter
How Will the Coronavirus Impact Net Lease Real Estate?
Coronavirus is the story of 2020, and probably 2021. Everyone’s personal health is being threatened by COVID-19, and that is incredibly stressful. A series of dominoes are just beginning to fall: supply chain disruptions, canceled travel and meetings, a shortage of basic household and medical supplies, social distancing, and a disrupted business future. Resources like the  CDC  are imperative to consult during this unprecedented health crisis.

While we care deeply about the lives of everyone we work with and pray for your health and safety, we know that you count on our advice and real estate expertise when the market shifts. This letter is an effort to help you in the best, most immediate way we know how, by analyzing and sharing our view of the spreading virus’ economic consequences on your Net Lease real estate.

Read the full article here .
Participate in NYREJ's 2020 Women in Real Estate Spotlight Q&A
Nominations are now open for the 2020  Women in Professional Services Spotlight . This special issue is open to women from the following industry sectors:
  • 1031 Exchange Advisory
  • Accounting
  • Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
  • Appraisal
  • Auctions
  • Banking / Finance
  • Commercial RE Brokerage
  • Commercial Mortgage
  • Credit Unions
  • Development
  • Education
  • Executive Search
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Title Insurance

Select individuals will be featured in the May 19 - June 1 NYREJ print and digital edition, while others may only appear online. There is no fee to nominate, but Supporters, Advocates, and Sponsors of Women in Professional Services will be guaranteed print, digital and online placement as well as a PDF reprint on NYREJ masthead for each nominee. Advocates and Sponsors will also be included in NYREJ social media posts and/or our Daily RECAP e-newsletter content.

You must use the linked word document (button below). Do not delete or alter the questions. Please submit your headshot as a jpg or pdf file with your responses.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Help NYCEDC Source Space During The COVID-19 Crisis!
NYCEDC is sourcing space for City/State emergency requirements. Please spread the word!
NYCEDC is sourcing space for hospital beds, currently through REBNY and ABNY. The OEM preference is indoor facilities with the following preferred criteria:
  • Bigger is better – larger facilities are easier to staff and supply – 1 million SF is their ideal size
  • 40-80K SF is the minimum
  • Open floorplan
  • Floorplates 10K SF or larger
  • Multiple floors are better than one giant space (e.g., they’re working on 111 Wall)
  • Temperature controlled
  • For ICUs, hookup to a generator (for backup power) is required
  • Utilities and temp control are essential. ADA is nice to have.

If you have anything in your portfolio that meets the above criteria in the 5 boroughs, please email BREG Steering Committee Member, Lauren Wolf, at .

  • March 31: New Members: How to Maximize Your CREW Network Membership

  • April 15: Strategies for Successfully On-boarding and Engaging Your Members

  • May 6: Affordable Housing Development Strategies

View the CREW Network event page here

CREW Network Convention & Marketplace 2020 Scholarships
CREW New York is pleased to announce that, once again, we will award two scholarships (One Board Member & One Member) to attend the CREW Network Convention & Marketplace, being held on September 15-17, 2020, in Austin, TX .

Considered to be the industry’s premier business networking event, the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace offers industry professionals access to top speakers, educational sessions, leadership training and industry innovators. Convention is widely known for the important business development opportunities that take place during the three-day event. More information about this great event can be found here .

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 30, at 5 p.m. EST.

Recipients will be notified in mid-May (before registration opens) and announced at the Members Only Luncheon on Tuesday, June 2nd. 

Follow this link to the application or contact us at .
CREW Network IMPACT Awards

Nominations / Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2020.

The CREW Network Impact Awards recognize achievements of its members who are considered exceptional in the following categories: Member-to-Member Business, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Economic & Community Improvement, and Career Advancement for Women.
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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  • 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? 

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