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

  • November 5: CREWNY Luncheon | Club 101, 101 Park Ave., New York, NY 10178

  • November 7: Discover CREW | Hosted by Gina Mavica, Partner, BakerHostetler | 45 Rockefeller Plaza | New York, NY 10011

  • November 12: Discover CREW | Hosted by Kasey Pace, Project Manager, Zubatkin Owner Representation | 333 W. 52nd St., 6th Floor | New York, NY 10019

  • November 12: Special CREWNY Connections Cocktails - Last one of 2019! | Sponsored by Kasey Pace, Project Manager, Zubatkin Owner Representation. This connections event will include a limited number of non-members invited by, and attending with, a member. | VERSA Lounge, Atop the Renaissance Midtown Hotel, 218 West 35th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.) New York, NY 10001

  • November 13: Discover CREW | Hosted by Michele Boddewyn, President, Boddewyn Gaynor Architects, D.P.C. | 120 Broadway, #3654 | New York, NY 10271

  • November 19: Annual Meeting - Members Only! | Hosted by Jaimee Nardiello, Esq, Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP | 801 Second Ave. | New York, NY 10017

  • 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
Chapter News
The chapter welcomes the following members who joined CREWNY in October 2019:
  • Danielle Volpe, VP of Business Development, Cornerstone Land Abstract
  • Isabel Stern, Manager, Commercial Real Estate - East, Carbon Lighthouse
  • Ania Jastrzebska, Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate Services, Accenture
  • Nora Trevino Gutierrez, Graduate Student, New York University, M.S. in Real Estate
  • Britteni Lupe, Graduate Student, New York University, M.S. in Real Estate Finance & Investment
Save the Date and Volunteer!
On November 8, Trepp LLC is hosting a UCREW event for university students to learn “The Lifecycle of a Real Estate Project.” We are looking for volunteers to help guide students through the program and participate in open networking. The available time slots are:   8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM and from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Please contact Wendy Rossi at , or Erin Timko at to sign up for a volunteer slot. We look forward to seeing you on November 8!
Member News

Nominate yourself and/or a fellow CREWNY member for CREWNY’s 2019 STAR of the Year Award, now through October 29.

Find more information and apply on the CREWNY website ( under “News and Resources”. If we don’t recognize each other’s successes, who will? Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to highlight CREWNY members’ contributions and achievements.

All nominees will be recognized in the program for the December 3 Holiday Lunch, where the will will be announced!
CREWNY Member Named to the 2020 List of the Best Lawyers in America

Elizabeth D. Schrero , Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, was named to the “2020 List of the Best Lawyers in America©" for Real Estate Litigation. 
2019 Gail Ayers Scholar Honored

Lily Zivkovic, Senior Vice President, Astor Title, was named the Gail Ayers Scholar for the 2019 Leadership Certificate program cohort at the CREW Network Convention in Orlando. This recognition honors the legacy of the program’s creator and former CREW Network CEO, Gail Ayers.
CREWNY Member Appointed Vice President of East Cooke Construction

April Intrabartola was appointed Vice President of Eastman Cooke Construction. She will be responsible for enhancing the company’s business development, strategic planning, and brand and talent management, as Eastman Cooke strives for continued growth in the industry.
Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting Award Honors CREWNY Member

Terry Pissi, CPA, Partner, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, received Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting Award.

Read more here .
Founder of JJ Falk Design, LLC, Joins Perkins Eastman as Principal

JJ Falk , founder of JJ Falk Design, LLC, has joined Perkins Eastman in the global architecture and design firm’s NYC headquarters. As Principal at Perkins Eastman, she brings more than three decades of stellar experience to the firm’s workplace design team.
Convention Scholarship Winner Reports on the Event and Being a New Mother
I was back from maternity leave for two days before I boarded the plane for Convention. I’d set many goals for Convention, but my main goal was to convince myself that I can be a great mother while simultaneously being an accomplished professional. So many of the women I met generously shared their experience with being a working mom. I was feeling in good company as I found a seat at the Distinguished Leaders Roundtable panel where three highly accomplished and respected women spoke about many things, including being working moms who try to make it all work. These women spoke about struggling with mommy guilt. They talked about having it all, but not having it all at the same time. Hearing these women speak candidly about their experience was, for me, the biggest inspiration of Convention. I left with a sense of belonging and support knowing that I can succeed in my career and as a new mom!
Deborah Farahmand
Associate,  Real Estate
Akerman LLP
Beyond the Chapter
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
CREWNY Members Attended the Empire State Development M/WBE Conference

The Empire State Development M/WBE conference was held in Albany on October 2 and 3. In attendance was Sheri Best, Director, Marketing and Business Development, Carter, Milchman and Frank Inc.; Jennifer Carey, CEO and Founding Principal, JLC Environmental Consultants, Inc.; prospective member Mary Lang, Mildred Tolentino, Owner / CEO at M To-Pros Development Inc.; and prospective member Julie Harris.
Left to right: Sheri Best, Director, Marketing and Business Development, Carter, Milchman and Frank Inc.; Jennifer Carey, CEO and Founding Principal, JLC Environmental Consultants, Inc.; prospective member Mary Lang, Mildred Tolentino, Owner / CEO at M To-Pros Development Inc.; and prospective member Julie Harris.
CREW Network Has Your Back, Addressing Sexual Harassment

Wendy Mann , CEO, CREW Network, wrote a compelling blog post discussing sexual harassment. She stated "Sexual harassment is unacceptable. No member of CREW Network, our leadership or staff condones sexual harassment. Our organization works to address this issue through all our initiatives."

Read the full article here.
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 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.


October 30 : Webinar Wednesday – Zoom Conference, Negotiating Your Best Offer
Featured Speaker: Sharon Krohn, Executive Coach and Facilitator. 

CREWNY Members can register here.
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