CREWNY News | March 2019
At A Glance: CREWNY Planned Programs & Key Dates

  • April 2nd: Building Up Brooklyn: A Women-Led, Public Private Partnership in the Heart of Brooklyn | Club 101, 101 Park Ave (40th and Park Avenue), New York, NY 10178

  • April 18th: CREWNY Connections Coffee Hosted by Michele O'Connor, Principal/VP Langan | 21 Penn Plaza, 60 West 31st St, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001

  • May 8th: CREW Network Members Only Webinar Viewing and Bag Lunch | Anchin Accountants & Advisors, 1375 Broadway (b/t 37th and 38th Street), New York, NY 10018

  • May 14th: CREWNY Spring Cocktails | Time/Location TBA

  • May 16th: CREWNY Members Only Coffee Hosted by Rita Pierre, CPS, Partner at BERDON LLP - Accountants & Advisors | BERDON LLP - Accountants & Advisors, 360 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

  • May 21st: DINE AROUND | Host/Location TBA

Important Reminder for Members:
To maintain membership in good standing, CREWNY members are required to attend a minimum of two events per year.
CREWNY Program Spotlight
Reaching New Heights in Brooklyn

Join us for a special breakfast event and hear panelists from a women-led, public-private partnership in a discussion about the development of One Clinton Street, a residential tower that will rest upon the new Brooklyn Heights Library. 

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Club 101
101 Park Ave (40th and Park Avenue)
New York, NY 10178
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

This program counts as one of the 6 luncheons included with premier dues.
CREWNY Members with pre-paid luncheons: N/C
Members without pre-paid luncheons: $100
Non-members: $120
Forward this email to your commercial real estate colleagues and do them the favor of introducing them to CREW New York. They are welcome to attend.

CREW Network Webinar Viewing & Bag Lunch
Maximizing Productivity: Prioritize and Plan Like a Pro

Bring your bag lunch and join fellow CREWNY members for networking and viewing of the webinar. Featuring speaker Eric Papp, author and founder of Agape Leadership, LLC.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Anchin Accountants & Advisors
1375 Broadway (b/t 37th and 38th Street)
New York, NY 10018

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This event is open to CREWNY members only!
Cost of Tickets: $10
Chapter News
CREW Visionaries and CREW New York - Chapter Champion 
As a CREW member and past chair of the CREW Network Foundation, I have experienced firsthand how the “foundation” benefits the organization and the industry at large. From producing insightful research to our CRE scholarship winners feeding the leadership pipeline of the industry, our foundation is making a difference.

Many of you many not be aware that CREW has a Visionary’s program for long term donors to the foundation and I am pleased to join the ranks of the other Visionary men and women who have achieved this giving milestone. A first of many I hope! 

Thanks to all the members who donated at the April Luncheon where I matched member donations in honor of Shalini Mohan, a gifted architect, entrepreneur, wife and mother who passed away recently. She was one of the wonderful people I have met and continue to meet in CREW. Many thanks to all who gave in April and please keep on giving!  

Jennifer Carey
President and Founder
JLC Environmental

CREW Network Foundation Donations
CREW New York would like to acknowledge and thank our members for their support of CREW Network Foundation. Through scholarships, industry research and career outreach CREW Network Foundation supports the growth and advancement of women in commercial real estate. If you would like to give, visit .

CREWNY Member Recognition
Michele Boddewyn's firm Boddewyn Gaynor Architects, D.P.C, has been awarded one of the 29th Lucy G. Moses Awards, to be presented on April 23rd, for their Starrett Lehigh Building’s Historic Window Replacement project. See article HERE
Lucia M. Diana, Strategic National Transactions Projects – Global Real Estate, Verizon, serves on the Global Workspace Association Advisory Board. A frequent industry speaker and thought leader with the GRE Coworking Initiative and the Flexible Office Solutions (FOS) program, Lucia spoke at the Winter DisruptCRE Conference in March, discussing “Tech Tools.”
Jennifer L. Carey, President and Founder, JLC Environmental, is being honored by the Irish American Building Society for exceptional accomplishments in her field, at the 2019 Winter Gala to be held on March 28th; at The Manhattan Club, 201 West 52nd Street

Dina Miller, COO, Miller Samuel Inc., was featured in a March 1st New York Times article , entitled "The Boss? You’re Looking at Her: 7 Women in the Building Business." The piece focused on seven amazing women leaders in the NYC-building-related community who rely on industry research from CREW Network.
Christine Chipurnoi , CREWNY Past President, will receive an award at the Premier Business Women of Long Island Awards Gala on March 28, 2019. 
Daria P. Salusbury , President & CEO, Salusbury & Co., was a featured speaker at the Financial Times Property Summit: Channeling Uncertainty into Opportunities for Growth, this Winter.
Kenne Shepherd, Principal, KENNE SHEPHERD | Interior Design Architecture, was a speaker at the NY Build 2019 Expo on March 13th, on “Design Practice and Key Issues Facing 2020’s Interior Designer.”
Allison Robin , LEED AP, Principal at Levien & Company, Inc., participated on a panel at the Construction Chiefs and Owner's Representatives Forum and spoke on managing relationships and roles in NYC projects in the private sector.
Scholarship Recipients Announced
Claire Gondon
NYU Masters of Real Estate Development
Kelly Smolenski
NYU Masters of Real Estate Development
Su (Olive) Shixian
Masters of Real Estate Development
The CREWNY Foundation Committee, Scholarship Subcommittee is thrilled to announce the recipients of the inaugural year of the Past Presidents Scholarship: Kelly Smolenski (NYU Masters of Real Estate Development, May ’20) and Claire Gondon (NYU Masters of Real Estate Development, May ’20). Each recipient presented outstanding academic and professional credentials, along with personal presentation skills that we believe will serve them well in their future career endeavors.

NYU Schack School of Real Estate awarded the final spring scholarship remaining from the AREW Charitable Fund to Masters of Real Estate Development student Su (Olive) Shixian. Olive also received a graduate student membership and complimentary admission to one paid event during 2019 from the Scholarship Subcommittee. We welcome all of our scholars, look forward to engaging them in our various committees and providing them with the networking opportunities we are all so generous to receive. Congratulations to all!
We’d also like to recognize the hard work that went into creating and awarding the Past Presidents Scholarship, with special thanks to Katherine DeMercurio, our 2018 Foundation Committee Chair, who led the charge for the scholarship to be created and awarded in 2019. The Scholarship Subcommittee was comprised of the following members of the Foundation Committee: Wendy Rossi (lead), Madelyne Kirch, Dorothy Vermeer, Deborah Farahmand, Sheila Soufian, Wendy Berger, Robin Landow and Marianne Mathieu. 
Bottomless Closet Drive

The Foundation Committee’s annual Bottomless Closet Drive, run by Vivian Aronica for the 10th year in a row, was a terrific success. Members contributed two large commercial bins of purses, costume jewelry and accessories as well as a $25 check.
Left to right: Maria Elefante, Arbor Realty; Madelyne Kirch, Sun & Moon Marketing; Foundation Chair Wendy Rossi, Akerman LLP; Melissa Jones, Cushman Wakefield; CREWNY President Marianne Mathieu, Fidelity National Title Group; Bottomless Closet Subcommittee Chair Vivian Aronica, The Advance Group; CREWNY President Elect Allison Robin, Levien & Company 

CREWNY Opportunities
2019 IMPACT AWARDS : A new simple process and a single winner!

Nominations – OPEN NOW and DUE by April 3rd
Accept/Decline – DUE by April 12th
Application – DUE by May 6th

Nominate yourself, and your CREWNY colleagues, using our new streamlined Nomination Form. 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 will be presented at the June 4th lunch. Help us recognize your achievements, and those of your CREWNY colleagues by NOMINATING.

Apply HERE

SPEAKING : Please let the following members of CREWNY’s CREW Network and Member Recognition Committee know if you are interested in speaking opportunities:

Please also complete your CREWBiz profile and your speaker's profile in CREW Network’s Speakers Directory.

AWARDS : Please also let Ilkay, Elizabeth and/or Barbara know if you are interested in being considered for CRE industry award opportunities and other opportunities that may arise. Here you should also complete your CREWBiz profile AND let them know of any CRE awards or recognitions.
CREW Network News and Opportunities

Please consider applying for a CREW Network Impact Award for Excellence and Achievement in CRE, recognizing achievements of its members who are considered exceptional in the following categories:
  • Member-to-Member Business
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Economic & Community Improvement
  • Career Advancement for Women 

Nominations OPEN NOW to April 15th.

Apply HERE

April 25th – All Day: Bring A Girl to CRE Day. Commemorate 30 years of advancing and supporting women in commercial real estate and help continue to grow the pipeline of women into the industry by bringing a girl to work with you on April 25th. Held on the same day as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (U.S.). Details & Registration - Open Now online under “Upcoming Events” at

May 8th – 11 am - noon (Central): “ Maximizing Productivity: Prioritize and Plan Like a Pro, ” Featured Speaker, Eric Papp, Author/Founder, Agape Leadership, LLC. Registration Open Now

Enrollment is currently open through March 30th for CREW Network’s Global Study Mission to London on 4/29/19 – 5/3/19, and is limited to 35. Three CREWNY members are now registered.

Registration is currently open for CREW Network’s Spring Leadership Summit in Kansas City, MO on 6/6 & 6/7.
Speakers’ Directory : If you are interested in being recruited for speaking opportunities by CREW Network OR CREWNY, complete your profile in the Speakers’ Directory. 
Member News
New Members:
  • Darcie Wendolowski, Chief of Staff, Trepp, LLC
  • Colleen Larkin, Managing Director, New York Life – Real Estate Investors
  • Rebecca J. Tran, KW Commercial, Director, Commercial & Investment Sales
  • Joy Spears, Owner, Taylor Asset Management, Inc.

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