At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
Jun 1
Legacy Leaders
Members and Non-Members Welcome
6:00 - 7:30 PM
In-person, One Vanderbilt
Jun 9
Leading Ladies Summer Series
Members and Non-Members Welcome
8:30 - 10:00 AM
In-person, Akerman
Jun 14
The Development Lifecycle Workshop: Design / Construction
By Invitation Only
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Jun 21
New Member Circles
By Invitation Only
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Jun 22
CREWNY Connections: Cocktails & Conversation
Members Only
6:00 - 7:30 PM
In-person, Location TBA
Jul 19
New Member Circles
By Invitation Only
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Jul 20
Leading Ladies Summer Series
Members and Non-Members Welcome
8:30 - 10:00 AM
In-person, Akerman
Jul 28
AIA Boat Tour
Members Only
6:15 - 8:45 PM
In-person, Chelsea Piers
Aug 16
New Member Circles
By Invitation Only
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Important Reminder to Members:
CREWNY members must attend a minimum of two events per year to maintain membership in good standing.
Chapter News
How CREW New York Leveraged its Community and Companies to Build a DEI Strategy
In 2020, social pushes for societal reform encouraged companies everywhere, including those engaged in the commercial real estate industry, to start diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs. DEI is vital to creating and maintaining a successful workplace.

At the same time, the CREW New York board of directors considered creating a DEI Committee to expand upon what was happening at its members’ places of work. The chapter’s home city is not only racially diverse but also diverse in age, gender expression, physical abilities/qualities, sexual orientation, religious status, educational background and work experiences.

Click here to read the full article.
The Economic Achievability of Local Law 97
On April 28, the Durst Organization hosted CREWNY’s luncheon and panel program at its beautiful space, known as Well& By Durst at 151 W. 41st Street. 

Our Panel topic was The Economic Achievability of Local Law 97: Uplifting Communities, Benefits Beyond Profit Margins.

Alexandra Sutherland-Brown moderated this timely and captivating discussion. Ms. Sutherland-Brown is a principal and urban planner at Karp Strategies – an Urban Planning & Economic Development Advisory firm working with City agencies and
private firms, including NYCEDC; NYCHA; the Port Authority of NY & NJ; the SoHo Broadway Initiative; and the Brooklyn Public Library, among many others. 

We had an exceptional panel comprised of:
  • Molly Mattimore, Deputy Executive Director, HSI – Housing & Services, Inc. – HSI is a 35-year-old nonprofit developer and manager of permanent supportive housing for the homeless in NYC. Its latest project, The Bedford, with 108 units in the Bronx, was one of the subjects of the discussion – built to LEED Platinum standards and designed to achieve compliance with Local Law 97. 
  • Jenny Wu, Managing Director of Development at Jonathan Rose Companies – responsible for oversight, coordination, and management of her firm’s pivotal green development projects. Jonathan Rose Companies is recognized for its core principles, including a commitment to environmentally friendly, affordable housing projects and delivering innovative design, financing, and partnerships to deliver healthy, sustainable, transit-oriented housing.
  • Jose Coello, Sr. President, JC Energy Group Powered by Intech 21 – Jose has a deep history and commitment to advocacy for Minority & Women Owned businesses; At-Risk Youth; and low-income, underserved communities. For the past eight years, Jose has been focused on energy and sustainability in NYC by developing strategies for MWBE contractors, local workforce training, and providing employment in Energy Technology through his firm, which offers state-of-the-art technology that communicates with, monitors, and controls building management systems.
  • Carolyn Olson, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene DOHMH is one of the largest public health agencies in the world. Cari directs the Bureau of Environmental Surveillance and Policy’s multi-disciplinary team in innovative health research, legislative and regulatory actions, informatics, and communications across environmental health topics, including climate change and air quality.
The panel had a robust discussion about Local Law 97 and the challenges of developing new housing for homeless and low-income populations that is environmentally responsible, safe, healthy, and affordable. The costs and challenges of retrofitting technology solutions with a wide range of manufacturers' equipment in existing buildings to meet Local Law 97 requirements were also covered. It was an informative and lively panel discussion followed by many questions and comments on the broad-reaching impacts of environmental and housing conditions on individuals' physical and mental health from a fully engaged audience!
Support a Scholar Campaign
An opportunity to support scholarships for young women and to give in the name of fellow CREW members

The CREW Network Foundation scholarship program directly supports female students as they pursue university-level education that will lead to careers in commercial real estate. The Foundation grants 30 scholarships annually, totaling 196 scholarships and nearly USD 1.15 million distributed to date.

The scholarships, CREW connections and opportunities have been life changing for many young women. No other program has had a more significant impact on female students pursuing careers in our industry, and the generosity of CREW members and chapters make this possible.
Please donate to support our US or Canadian Annual Scholarship funds using the links below by June 30 to help us reach our $25,000 campaign goal. Through your gift, you may contribute in honor of a fellow CREW member and help the New York chapter reach the Chapter Challenge of having 50% of our members donate to the Foundation. When you choose to make a gift in honor of an individual and provide their information on the giving form, Network will notify them of your gift.

Click here to learn more about the program.
The Development Lifecycle: How Do You Fit In
As part of an interactive workshop program, a panel of design/construction experts will discuss their lifecycle roles, experience and observations. Audience members will then join the conversation to discuss where they are and where they want to be in the lifecycle, what opportunities are emerging and how they can do business together. 

Featured speakers include Leah Blackman, Senior Vice President, Construction Management & Builders, Inc; Deborah Farahmand, Beachwold Residential LLC; Claire Gondon, Project Manager JDS Development; and Jessica Jeffrey, Director, MACRO, A Savills Company.

Click here to register.
It's All About You!
Join our member-focused events!

Bridge to Member Inclusion is a new CREWNY program launched in 2022 to engender greater inclusion and engagement of our members — new and existing— within the CREWNY community. We are excited to provide details on how you can become more active and derive greater value from your membership.
  • June 21, 8:30-9:30 AM [Registration is open and limited to new members.]: Please join us for module 3 of our New Member Inclusion Circle for new members who have joined CREWNY since January 2021. This is part of a 6-module series focused on educating new members about the basics of CREWNY and CREW Network: What benefits, opportunities, and tools does each really offer its members? How does a member successfully leverage the Network for member-to-member business opportunities? How can members get more active in CREWNY? Why is becoming engaged in CREWNY worth your while? Join us for the answers to these and other questions to unlock the value of your membership. If you are not a new member, but interested in joining us, please let the following know: Barbara E. Champoux -; and/or Farrah Forbes -  

CREWNY CARES For 2022, our CREWNY CARES series will consist of "Content Corner" and "Career Enhancement" programs. This series focuses on our members and their careers, covering various professional and leadership development, education and business-building topics designed to support and advance your success.
  • On April 21, we proudly presented a global panel on "Gender and Cultural Differences in Negotiating for Business and Career," featuring: ​Sheila Botting, Principal & President | Americas Professional Services, Avison Young [CREW Toronto]; Susan Asprey Price, Head of UK Corporate Solutions and Occupier Clients, JLL [CREW UK]; Linda Foggie, Managing Director | Global Head of Real Estate Operations, Citi Realty Services [CREWNY]; and Manisha Natarajan​, ​Senior Advisor, Sotheby​s​ and Anchor/ Editor on NDTV covering Real Estate India [India]. 

CREWNY Connections provides the tools, skills and opportunities to build better business relationships among our members and get to know your CREWNY colleagues by featuring a member at each event.

  • June 22, 6:00-7:30 AM Location TBD [Registration is open and limited.]: Join your CREWNY colleagues in person for summer Cocktails and Conversation, among a small group focused on business building. This event is being hosted by Carrie Pianin, Managing Director, Ankura Consulting. Carrie will generously provide light appetizers - guests are responsible for their drinks.
  • Please stay tuned for details on the next Cocktails & Conversation Connections event, to be held in person, on July 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM: Another Cocktails & Conversation - Join us, you never know who you will meet or how you can support each other.
This Series is designed to provide the tools, skills and opportunities to build better business relationships among our members and get to know your CREWNY colleagues better through various networking gatherings.

CREWNY members are vital to the inclusion and advancement of all women in CRE. Please provide any program suggestions for featuring and/or engaging our members to Barbara E. Champoux at
Join Our Community
CREWNY posts so much helpful information; why miss out? 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. Email Anuska Amparo at with any questions.

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Member News
May Members
Connect with and celebrate your fellow CREWNY colleagues with this month's featured members.
Michelle DeCarlo
Associate Partner
Jaros, Baum & Bolles

Talia Fine
SVP, Information Technology
Tanger Outlets

Sandra Gaurin
Director Client Services
Gallagher Bassett Technical Services

To be featured, please get in touch with the Member Engagement & Empowerment Committee at
The Chapter Welcomes the Following Members Who Joined CREWNY This Month:

  • Chelsea Hallowell, Esq., Special Counsel, Akerman LLP
  • Britt Raymond, Vice President, SRS Real Estate Partners
Speaking Engagements / Thought Leadership
On the Move / Career Advancement
Michelle DeCarlo
Congratulations to Michelle DeCarlo, CREWNY President-Elect, on being promoted and becoming JB&B's first female Partner.

"It is part of my mission to elevate women, and if my path and position helps inspire a few more women to break down barriers, I know I've succeeded," she said in her JB&B's interview.

Click here to watch the full interview.
Have you
Recently changed jobs?
Completed a significant transaction?
Been featured in your company news?

Please let us know your accomplishments and activities by emailing the CNMR Committee Chair Rachel Merva ( about anything noteworthy, including CRE awards, speaking or other CRE recognition so we may promote you locally and at the CREW Network level!
Beyond the Chapter

CREW Network Webinars and Events
June 7
UCREW: Exploring Careers in Commercial Real Estate
June 8
What CREW Can Do For You
Jun 9
Global Voices: CRE Women Talk Leadership
June 14-16
2022 CREW Network Leadership Certificate Program
Indianapolis, Indiana
June 28
AEC Technology Trends & Best Practices
Aug. 17
One-on-One with Mike Nolan, CEO, Fidelity National Financial
Enjoy Virtual Events and More
Industry Awards are Open!
Multi-Housing News has opened the MHN Excellence Awards in several categories. Deadlines vary, but generally, the deadline is June 1st.

Click here for more info.
Industry Articles & Resources
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

A complete CREWBiz profile in the member directory is required to be seen.

Have a CRE award to give or a 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.