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

  • December 3: Annual Holiday Luncheon | Club 101, 101 Park Ave., New York, NY 10178

  • December 10: Annual CREWNY Holiday Cocktail Party | The Columbus Citizens Foundation | 8 E. 69th St., New York, NY 10021

I mportant Reminder to Members:
To maintain membership in good standing, CREWNY members are required to attend a minimum of two events per year.
Program Spotlight
Join CREWNY and a panel of industry leaders for a discussion on NYC’s changing retail landscape, leasing patterns, and the trends that are reshaping the physical retail experience at the start of a new decade.

The past four years have seen tectonic changes in NYC’s retail landscape: Westfield World Trade Center; the reinvention of Brookfield Place; Hudson Yards’ opening; shifting leasing patterns along key retail corridors; and retail trends bringing more food, wellness, amenities, digital integration, and experiential activations. Our diverse group of panelists will touch on the current status of NYC retail development from their unique perspectives, and what changes for physical retail and retail leasing may lie ahead as we enter the third decade of the 21st century.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 11:30 a.m. Networking
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:10 p.m. Program

Club 101
101 Park Avenue
(40th and Park Avenue)
New York, NY 10001
The STAR and Sponsor of the Year Awards will be given out at the luncheon
The CREW New York Career Advancement Committee will also be collecting the Secret Santa gifts for children at WIN residences.
CREWNY Members with pre-paid luncheons: No cost
Members without pre-paid luncheons: $100
Non-members: $120

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 November 2019:
  • Fiona Byrne, VP, Wolf Construction
  • Caroline Frith, Tech Solutions Manager, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Samika Jain, Student, NYU, Stern School of Business
  • Rebecca Jurbala, Head of Marketing, Emerald Creek Capital
  • Karen Levine, Of Counsel, Watson Farley & Williams LLP
  • Xiaofu Yu, Student, NYU
CREW Convention Scholarship Winner Report 
Linda Luo
Project Coordinator
Attending this year’s CREW Convention in Orlando, Florida, gave me a clearer picture of what networking looks like and the positive effects it has created for all CREW members. The convention captured a wide array of opportunities for us to discuss business deals, make introductions, learn the latest industry trends and develop key leadership skills. No matter what one’s interest is or her career development stage, CREW convention has something for everyone. 

Right before the marketplace and welcome reception, a group of women professionals involved in multifamily businesses came together. Being involved in multifamily investing myself, I organized a multifamily meetup. This allowed women professionals to meet and discuss the services they provide and share what they do. We also spoke about creating opportunities for women to invest in real estate, either actively or passively.  
To top off my amazing excursion experience, the lunch session with Carey Lohrenz was to die for. Her motivational message was that one should feel the fear and go forward anyway because not taking a risk is the biggest risk we can take. Thus, we should show up with a positive attitude, adapt accordingly, seek progress and “launch at 80% because, yes, 80% is good enough.” 

A particular piece of advice she gave us stuck with me since the convention and I’ve implemented it into my morning routine since returning home. She recommended picking up three Post-Its every morning and filling each one with an important task or goal for that day. This way we start each day with the top three most important tasks/goals. 

Finally, this experience was made possible through the generosity of CREW New York. This was my second CREW Convention and I look forward to attending the one next year. I highly recommend attending at least one. I came back from Orlando, Florida with new connections and friends, business opportunities and unforgettable experiences. That’s the power of the CREW Network!  
CREWNY to Launch Ambassadors Program for New Members
CREWNY would like to make sure our newer members and visitors feel welcomed at our events. We are asking members to sign up to be CREW Ambassadors. CREW Ambassadors will be matched up with a new member/visitor and are asked to greet them and introduce them to other members and business contacts at an event, particularly luncheons and breakfasts.

If interested, please send an e-mail to
UCREW Mentoring Event
On Friday, November 8, the Career Advancement Committee hosted the 2nd Annual UCREW program at Trepp, LLC. Twenty students attended from various universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Baruch College, NYU and Fordham, to name a few.

Thank you to the CREW New York members who took time out of their day to take part in the program and engage with the students. The feedback we received was extremely positive, and the students thought it was different from most other events they had attended.

A highlight for many was the complimentary professional photo taken for their resumes and LinkedIn profiles, sponsored by CREW New York. UCREW Subcommittee Chair Erin Timko already started thinking of ways to enhance the program for 2020. 
Students gather with CREWNY mentors AnnMarie DiCola, CEO, Trepp LLC; Wendy Berger, Partner, Cole Schotz; Erin Timko, Director, Academic and Industry Relations, Trepp LLC; Kenne Shepherd, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture; Wendy Rossi, Senior Project Manager, Akerman LLP; and Maria Elefante, Senior Vice President, Treasury, Arbor Realty Trust, Inc.
Member News
From Intern to CBRE Employee: CREWNY Member Excels
CREWNY Student Member Katherine Pankevich , who was a Summer Intern at CBRE this past summer, has been offered a permanent position with CBRE. This is also especially rewarding for CREWNY because we recommended Katherine for that Summer Intern position.

Congratulations, Katherine – Great work! We are proud to have you as a member.
CREW Network Past President Relocating
CREW Network Past President Dotti Cunningham , is relocating to Baltimore, MD, where she will remain a CREW member! Dotti was also a co-founder of CREW Network’s Foundation and Founding Past President of NYCREW Network, a CREWNY legacy entity. All our best wishes go with you, Dotti!  
Beyond the Chapter
Please update your CREW Network Account Information

Complete your missing information, get more deals (and a pin)!

Please take a moment to complete your missing account information to ensure that your specialties, gender, ethnicity/origin, date of birth and compensation range fields are complete. Complete this information by Dec. 31, and we’ll mail you a CREW Network member lapel pin as a token of our appreciation. The information you provide helps us benchmark this important data – and, the more we know about you, the better we can serve you.
Scholarship Opportunity for Leadership Certificate Program

CREWNY is offering one scholarship to cover the registration fee for the CREW Network Leadership Certificate Program. The 2020 dates are:
  • January 21-22 in Santa Clara, California
  • June 16-17 in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • September 13-14 in Austin, Texas
Scholarship does not include travel costs. The deadline to apply is December 6, 2019. Please e-mail for an application form.
Future Offices Winter

January brings back our largest-to-date Future Offices Winter show to New York City, another 'second to none' industry gathering thanks to upcoming participants from  Merck, Cisco, Samsung, Elastic, Symantec, Moda Operandi, Uber  and  Robert Half.  We will tackle the  industry's hottest topics  and  trends.

January 22-24 , 2020 – CREWNY members receive a
 20% discount on registration 

Visit the website here
Hoffmann Architects Shares White Paper on the New York Climate Mobilization Act
On April 18, 2019 – the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws aimed to meet the city’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The historic legislation makes New York the first city in the world to place hard limits on the emissions of large buildings, and it has been touted by supporters as being the most ambitious climate legislation enacted by any city to date. For building owners, the new laws mean new requirements for everything from building emissions to roof materials, and while some of the changes go into effect years in the future, others start as soon as this fall. The time to become familiar with the new rules is now, as achieving compliance may take substantial advance planning and budgeting, and, especially for older buildings, no small measure of ingenuity.

View the full article here.
Fordham Real Estate Institute Summer High School Program Is SEEKING INSTRUCTORS for Summer 2020 Course.

July 15-18 2020, “Building Design, Innovation and Sustainability – How the Built Environment is Designed and Developed Through the Prism of the Professional Practice of Architecture”

Fordham University Real Estate Institute
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

Courses run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; field excursions encouraged. Instructors may teach any units 1hr+ during this week.

Instructors can be in these fields: GC, Developer, Architect, MEP/Structural Engineer, Zoning Lawyer, LEED AP, CAD/BIM user, anyone versed in NYC DoB codes, Architect/Engineer Professional Hiring, Construction Manager, Project Manager.

Contact Sarah Marsh at no later than 12/6 if interested.
CREW Network Webinars and Events
November 20 (1-2 p.m. est) : Network Zoom Conference on “ Get on Board: Corporate Board Service for Women in Commercial Real Estate, ” featuring: Matrice Ellis-Kirk; Judy Nitsch & Eliza Solender. Space is limited!

January 21 : 2020 Leadership Certificate Program begins. Applications open – very few remaining slots open.

January 23 : 2020 CREW Network Winter Leadership Summit, Santa Clara, CA. 
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