At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates
November 4
CREWNY Breakfast
Members and Non-Members Welcome
November 16
Annual Meeting of Members
Members-Only Event
November 11
CREWNY CARES: The Broad CRE Reach of Asset Managers
Members-Only Event
November 18
CREWNY Connections
Members-Only Event
November 12
Members-Only Event
December 7
CREWNY Luncheon
Members and Non-Members Welcome
December 15
CREWNY In-Person Holiday Party
Members and Non-Members Welcome
Well& by Durst
Important Reminder to Members:
CREWNY members must attend a minimum of two events per year to maintain membership in good standing.
Chapter News
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month
During Hispanic Heritage Month, CREW New York honors the history, culture, influence, achievements, and contributions made throughout our history by the Hispanic and Latino/a/x community.
Observation of Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was later extended to a 30-day celebration by President Ronald Reagan, starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law via approval of Public Law 100-402 on August 17, 1988.
Hispanic Americans are integral to the prosperity of the US. Their contributions to the nation are immeasurable, and they embody the best of American values.
Donate Holiday Gifts to WIN Shelters with CREWNY Secret Santa
It is time to kick off the CREW New York Secret Santa Program! Help make it a happy holiday season for children living in Women in Need (WIN) residences.

This year our goal is to provide 500 gifts for children, with 200 gifts donated by the end of October. Help stock the toy store by clicking below.

Orders will be placed through a Target registry, after which families can “shop” the items through WIN’s pop-up toy store. We ask that you please consider supporting one family in need by contributing two gifts and a $25 gift card.

Every child will choose two toys, and every adult will receive one $25 Target gift card so they have the freedom to pick a needed item for their child. Due to the logistics involved in hosting the pop-up toy stores, our goal is to donate 200 gifts by the end of October, with the remaining donations contributed by December 3rd.

After placing your order, log your donation on the WIN landing page (through the link above) to track CREW's progress and receive a tax donation letter.

We are also accepting cash donations to purchase gifts and gift cards to reach our goal. All donations are welcome!

Please contact Meredith Hayes at or Joy Brigis at for more details or with any questions.

Thank you for your continuing support!
It's All About You
Join our member-focused events!

CREWNY Connections is designed to provide 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.

  • November 18, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Please join us for this enhanced Connections event, that includes a fireside chat with Featured Member, Mert Price, CEO, National Security and Risk Consultants, facilitated by Valeria Kozhich, Young Professionals Committee Vice- Chair, and small group break-out discussions focused on developing business opportunities together.
  • Our Featured Member for the October 21 Connections event was Rochelle Crespi, Senior Lending Officer, Bank of America. The event was facilitated by Nicole Radumski, Commercial Loan Officer, Valley National Bank and presented courtesy of Silver Sponsor, JBB, introductions by Michelle DeCarlo.

CREWNY CARES events focus holistically on our members, covering various professional and leadership development, education and business-building topics designed to support and advance your success, and includes a conversation with one or more featured members.

  • November 11, noon-1:00 p.m. Please join us for our panel discussion focusing on "The Power of Asset Managers," a discussion among CREWNY Members in the asset management field on their respective roles and markets, as well as the broad range of CRE disciplines with which they work. It will feature: Joan Berkowitz, Chief Portfolio Officer, The Community Development Trust, Inc.; Lisa Bevaqua, EVP & Director of Asset Management, Silverstein Properties; Julia Rocco, Senior Director | Asset Management, Kimco Realty (and 2022 CREWNY President); and Stella Schirripa, SVP | Specialty Asset Manager, Bank of America, and will be facilitated by Carolyn Pianin, SVP, Arcturus GroupCheck out our website for the exciting details of our November CARES event!
  • Our "Distinguished Leaders Roundtable" on October 26 focused on leadership during challenging times, and featured CREWNY members and CRE market leaders: Christine Chipurnoi, Executive Vice President | Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality & Non-Profits, USI Insurance Services; Annemarie DiCola, CEO, Trepp LLC; Linda Foggie, Executive Vice President | Head of East USA, Turner and Townsend; and Jennifer Stewart, Managing Director | Global Head of Real Estate, BNY Melon; and was facilitated by Elizabeth D. Schrero, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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
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, but CREWNY posts so much helpful information, why miss out? Email Anuska Amparo at with any questions.

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Member News
Member Mondays
The “Member Mondays” feature profiles a different CREWNY member each Monday on social media, on our website and in other ways. Our Featured Members for October were: Erin Felker Bond, Esq.; Lea Cosenza; Cate Agnew; and Robin Landow.

Please follow and check CREWNY on LinkedIn each Monday for our new featured member of the week! Not only will you learn fascinating new things about members you may or may not already know, but you will be supporting your featured CREWNY colleagues by liking and sharing their profiles.
Erin Felker Bond, Esq.
Associate Dean, Academic Planning and Career Development
New York Law School

Lea Cosenza
NY Office Director/Associate
The Harman Group

Cate Agnew
Chief Valuation Officer | Real Estate
Natixis CIB

Robin Landow
Landow and Landow Architects
The Chapter Welcomes the Following Member Who Joined CREWNY This Month
  • Lisa Pendergast, Executive Director, CRE Finance Council
Speaking Engagements / Thought Leadership
Congratulations to our CREWNY members who are providing valuable insights through panels and forums.
On the Move / Career Advancement
Alison Coen moved earlier this year from Barclays to Greystone and is now Senior Managing Director.

Click here to read more
Susan Bands’ role at Marcus & Millichap has expanded. As the first woman at the firm to do so, Susan now has the lead role in managing the flagship Manhattan office of M&M, along with Westchester and CT. Congratulations to Susan! This truly embodies the vision of CREW's mission to advance women in Commercial Real Estate!

Susan has also just accepted a position on the CREW Network Education Committee and will participate in planning for the 2022 convention. 
Industry Awards & Recognition
Congratulations to Judith Katz, who was honored by Who's Who Legal! Each year Who’s Who Legal presents awards to the individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well in their research. After an in-depth assessment of the findings, they identified a lawyer and a firm of the year in each featured practice areas.

Congratulations to Judith!

Click here for more details.
Alex Lopatynsky, Principal and Managing Director of Cooper Carry’s New York office, won the ConnectCRE Women in Real Estate Award for New York TriState. 

Click here to read more.
Leadership Awards Celebration

Congratulations to Michelle DeCarlo who was honored as the recipient of the Inaugural Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) Emerging Leader award!

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation brings attention to the work of contemporary women in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, development and construction. Since 2014, we have done this through a highly respected awards program, with the honorees celebrated at an annual gala.

CREW Network 2021 Impact Awards recognized Barbara Champoux and Carolyn (Carrie) Pianin as nominees this year.

CREW Network 2021 Distinguished Leader Award: Each year, the CREW Network board of directors invites a select group of senior women in commercial real estate to speak at a roundtable discussion during the CREW Network Convention. These Distinguished Leaders are influential women in the industry, demonstrated thought leaders and agents of change. CREWNY prior year inductees include Annemarie DiCola (’19) and Cheryl McKissack Daniel (’20). This year Tammy Jones was selected.

Click here for more info!
These CREWNY members recently added their speaker profiles: Linda Foggie, Laurie Hutner, and Andis Woodlief.
Industry Awards are Open!
CREWNY Star of the Year Awards Nominations are now open!
The deadline is November 5!

Nominate yourself or a fellow CREWNY member today!

Click here to submit your nomination!
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 ( of 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 Convention 2021: Finding Our Way in the New Normal
By Jennifer Carey, Principal, JLC Environmental Consultants, Inc. | CREWNY CREW Convention Scholarship Recipient
CREW Network Foundation Gala
Networking is Only One Vowel Away From Not Working
Kicking off with a powerful rendition of “That Girl Is On Fire” sung by a CREW Houston member, the CREW Network 2021 Convention opening session was interspersed with various members from across the world, giving us a glimpse into their struggles through COVID. It was a moving start to our first in-person international network event in 20 months and set the tone for what was to come.
A slew of exciting speakers addressed the members present, starting with Wendy Mann, CREW CEO, who reminded all of us how important it was not to let chaos disrupt our participation in CREW, and Tiffany English, CREW 2021 President, who confided to the audience of over 700 attendees that her philosophy is "our comebacks define us."

After the morning welcome, Linda Alvarado, a construction industry powerhouse who became first the Latina owner of a Major League Baseball Team, spoke about how she changes the way people think about women historically and reminded us all that, while different women speak different languages, we can all move forward regardless of these differences. 
CREW visionaries 2021
The other keynote addresses in the days following were equally informative - from Dr. Mauro Guillemot from Cambridge University, who discussed world demographics and their impact on CRE, to Sarah Thomas, who talked about her groundbreaking career as the first female referee in NFL history and who is the embodiment of "if you can see it, you can be it." The CREW Network educational committee did a fine job creating various breakout discussions, interactive panels and mega sessions, which were all well attended. I particularly enjoyed CEO speaker Shelly Archambe, author of Unapologetically Ambitious, who shared her business strategies and had something to offer anyone striving to climb the ladder of success - no matter which rung you are currently occupying. 
In addition to the on-site convention activities, including CREW Marketplace and CREW Net Walk/Runs, the off-site tours gave participants a behind-the-scenes look at Las Vegas, which has grown from a sleepy town with a population of 45,000 in 1971 to approximately 2.4 million people today.  

Finally, it wouldn't be the "convention" without the annual CREW Foundation Gala celebration. This year's festivities were held at the Liberace Mansion, the former home of the musical legend. It was a relaxed venue in which to catch up with CREW colleagues - all while doing good as we raised money to support the CREW Foundation's mission of providing scholarships to young professionals entering our field.  
I hope all CREW New York chapter members get a chance to attend a Network Convention (Chicago 2022). I always come away feeling inspired, with a fresh look at our industry from a 10,000-foot perspective. Awesome! 
Akerman’s NY Land Use Seminar Series
Join Akerman’s New York Land Use and Zoning Practice as they host the third seminar on the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan and what it means for the transformation of this community's future development.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST

This program will focus on the zoning changes affecting commercial and industrial properties as well as the economic incentives that are available to spur economic growth and job creation in the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan.
Seminar Three Overview 
  • Overview of Commercial/Manufacturing Zoning Changes
  • Update on Current Status of GNP Rezoning
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • This will be an interactive discussion of how the use of economic development incentives can assist in the commercial and industrial redevelopment of the GNP. Topics covered will include:
  • Accessing State Benefits through the Consolidated Funding Application
  • ICAP and CEP
  • Industrial IDA Programs and FRESH
  • C-PACE and Other Lending Initiatives
  • Federal Programs

Click here for more information and to register

CREW Network Webinars and Events
Nov 12
Delegate Training
Dec 1
Chapter President Orientation
Nov 19
New Member Meet and Greet
Dec 8
Chapter Services Transition Tips - Using CREW Network's Contracted Services
Nov 30
One-on-One with Ric Campo, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Camden
Feb 1
2022 CREW Network Leadership Certificate Program
Multiple Onsite Meetings
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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 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.