CREWNY News | September 2020
At-A-Glance: Planned Programs & Key Dates

  • October 6: CREWNY Award Celebration and Virtual Wine Tasting with Frog's Leap - Members Only

  • October 15: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Hosted by Michelle DeCarlo of Jaros Baum & Bolles - Members Only

  • October 17: DIG This: A CREW Careers Event

  • November 7: DIG This: A CREW Careers Event

  • November 13: UCREW: Your Personal Brand in the Virtual World

  • November 17: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Hosted by Wendy Rossi of Akerman - Members Only

Important Reminder to Members:
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 September 2020:
  • Cheryl McKissack Daniel, President and CEO, McKissack & McKissack
  • Chiamaka Anyoku, Graduate Student, Harvard Business School
  • Georgia Burkard, Honors Business Student, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Linda Foggie, SVP, New York and North America Head of Corporate Occupier, Turner & Townsend
  • Nayada Lugji, Senior Compliance Manager, LendLease Construction
Congratulations to our members!
Because of you we were able to reach our 2020 Chapter goal of having 50% of our membership donate to CREW Foundation!

Established in 1998, CREW Network Foundation dedicates its resources solely toward transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally through college scholarships, industry research and career outreach.

When donating to CREW Network Foundation, you can dedicate your gift toward a fund of your choice. Learn more here.
CREWNY Social Equity Trust
In continuation of CREWNY's dedication to the advancement of women in commercial real estate, we have established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion taskforce to address a full range of equity issues in our industry and beyond. Our first Initiative was the creation of the Social Equity Trust

On October 2nd, diverse thought leaders from government, public, private and industry associations will come together for a conversation - a charrette. The purpose: to hear each diverse experience and to identify sustainable action steps that will engender meaningful equity in each of our organizations and the community at large. The conversation will be guided by experts with NY and global experience in Social Change.

Stay tuned for our next steps! 
DIG THIS: A CREW Careers Program
CREWNY is excited to present "DIG This: A CREW Careers® Program," an amazing digital program in collaboration with NEW (Nontraditional Employment for Women) and CREW Foundation. 

The program will consist of three sessions and focus on the development life cycle to educate and encourage NEW graduates about CRE careers available to them beyond the construction trades. It will culminate in Session 3 with a mock RFP team challenge, in which NEW graduate teams will create and present development project proposals to a panel of distinguished judges, which will determine the winners. 

Many CREWNY members and CRE industry leaders, as well as CREW Network CEO Wendy Mann, will be featured in various program panels and other roles. This is a tangible and simple way to support CREWNY's mission and NEW's women, through education and opportunity.

MEMBERS - Please consider attending Session 1 (10/17 at 9:30 a.m.) and/or Session 3 (11/7 at 10:00 a.m.) for a rewarding, entertaining and informative digital experience from your own homes! 

Registration for Sessions 1 & 3 is now OPEN on CREWNY's website, but is limited. 
A few volunteers are also needed and sponsorship opportunities remain!

Coming 11/13 - The Annual UCREW Program
This year, the program will be presented virtually and will focus on Networking and Personal Branding in a Virtual World. The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will have a number of roles that will be filled by panelists and conversation leaders.

Contact Wendy Rossi ( or Erin Timko ( if you are interested in participating or registering to attend as an observer.
CREW Connections: Join the Conversation and Build Better Business Relationships
Please join the conversation to build better business relationships with other CREWNY members during 2020 and become part of our Connections community by participating in our 2020 CREWNY Connections program events.

Join the next Connections Event:
  • October 15: CREWNY Connections Coffee | Hosted by Michelle M. DeCarlo of Jaros Baum & Bolles
Complete Your CREWBiz Profile

Complete your profile today! By completing your gender, ethnicity and compensation range information. you will help us better understand the current diversity of our members and create a baseline from which to grow.

Member News
CREWNY President Launches Women-Owned Project Manager/Owners' Representative Firm
Allison Robin, CREWNY President is launching Envoie Projects LLC, a new Owner’s Representative/Project Management firm with longtime colleague Adrienne Hepler. Allison and Adrienne will build on their shared experience at Levien & Company to create a new women-owned firm bringing best-in-class services to the AEC industry in the NYC area.

Envoie Projects provides project management services for property owners and organizations who are embarking on major capital projects, ranging from condition assessments, new construction, renovations, expansions and historic restorations. The firm is committed to clients and projects that serve and improve the communities in which we live.
2020 Engineering Excellence Awards Recognized 2 CREWNY Sponsors
Congratulations to two of CREWNY's sponsor firms who were recently recognized as winners of 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards. Diamond Awards were given to:
Jaros Baum & Bolles: winner for Building/Technology Systems category for the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and for The Shed.
Langan: Winner for Surveying & Mapping Technology category for TWA Flight Center Hotel in Jamaica, Queens, and winner for Special Projects category for Hudson Yards.

The full list of winners can be viewed linked here.
Member Spotlight
Pat Hildebrandt has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and business development in the real estate industry and is recognized for her leadership and energy by clients and colleagues alike. At Jacobs, Feinberg, Katz & Michaeli Consulting Group, an MEP/FP engineering firm, Patricia works closely with the partners, directing the marketing and business development efforts to promote the growth of this nine-year-old Women's Business Enterprise.

A long-time supporter of industry charitable activities, Patricia was honored as a St. Francis Food Pantries Woman of Valor. She participates in the fundraising efforts for the Annual Special Olympics Gala; has supported AREW’s and now CREW’s Charitable Fund efforts for Women in Need for twelve years in all their campaigns; and contributes to the fundraising efforts for a number of other charities, including AVON Breast Cancer, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Girl Scouts Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast and Ronald McDonald House.

Prior to joining JFK&M, Patricia held positions as Director of Business Development and Marketing for architecture/interior design, engineering, project management and facility services firms in New York City.
CREW Network Recognizes CREWNY Member as Distinguished Leader
Congratulations to Cheryl McKissack, President and CEO at McKissack & McKissack, for being named as a CREW Network Distinguished Leader.

Held annually at the CREW Network Convention, the Distinguished Leaders Roundtable brings together notable front-runners in the industry for a candid discussion on the challenges they've faced working in the industry and how they've overcome those obstacles, as well as the future of commercial real estate.
CREWNY Celebrates the CREW Network Impact Award Winner
Congratulations to Camille Renshaw, CEO and CoFounder at B+E, who was named a CREW Network's Impact Award winner.

She also served as speaker and moderator at a number of events. On August 20, 2020, she was a panelist on Connect Net Lease Leadership Insights Webinar; on Septemebr 17, she spoke at Net Lease 2020 Virtual Conference session on Debunking Retail Myths; and on September 10, she moderated the panel discussion for the CREWNY virtual luncheon, "Urban Tech Trends." During the panel discussion the panelists addressed technology innovations in each aspect of the cycle of Construction, Building Operations, Managing & Measuring Sustainability.
2020 Exploring Leadership Event - Honoring CREWNY Member
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, CREWNY member Linda Foggie, Senior Vice President, Head of the New York Office, Turner & Townsend, will be honored by NYC Exploring.

NYC Explore is a career education program for young men and women ages 14-20. Join the event or consider contributing through this link to their online giving page.
Linda also served as panelist at Meet the Contractor Week discussion “Winning Bids in the Age of COVID-19 on September 14, 2020.
Beyond the Chapter
NYREJ Invites You to Participate in the Annual Women in Real Estate- Building Services Spotlight
The NYREJ's Annual Women in Real Estate-Building Services Spotlight will be published on October 20th. Click below to download the 2020 WIRE Building Services Q&A to be considered.

Deadline to submit responses: Thursday, October 1
The issue will recognize the achievements of women working in building services and related fields including but not limited to:
  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Construction & Project Management
  • Economic Development & Urban Planning
  • Environmental & Engineering Consulting
  • General Contractors & Subcontractors
  • Information & Building Technology
  • Property Management & Services
  • PropTech
  • Relocation Services
  • Security & Surveillance

There is no fee to nominate but nominations will be limited to active NYREJ subscribers.
Contracted advertisers are invited to nominate up to two individuals from their firm. Up to 4 individuals can be recognized from the same firm across print, digital, e-newsletter, and social media as a supporter, advocate, or sponsor of the Women in Building Services Spotlight.
CREW Montreal Invites You to the Hudson Yards Project Conference
CREW Montreal invites you for a virtual conference with Dean Shapiro about the inspiring Hudson Yards project, on the 22nd of October.

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate project in American history. Located on the West Side Yard site in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan, New York, Hudson Yards has become the cultural hub of West Manhattan, offering a variety of shops, gourmet restaurants, offices, hotels, residences, public art places, gardens and more. 
CREWCares Professional Development Series: 
CREW Cares Professional Development Series is a five-part weekly webinar series focused on career education, management and growth. This series is led by leadership and career experts and is complimentary for all CREW Members.
  • Events TBA

Chapter Leader Success Series:
  • October 7: Membership Renewal Preparation
  • November 11: Chapter Finances
  • December 2: Membership Processes: Training for Membership Teams

CREW Network Webinar Wednesdays
Focus on industry and professional development topics and trends.
  • October 15: Decision 2020: Projections for the U.S. Presidential Election
  • October 21: Persuasive Communication

Virtual Conversation Corner:
  • September 30: CREW Dialogue: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Sexual Orientation

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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 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.

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  • Won an award?
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  • Shortlisted in a competition?
  • Served as a speaker or appearing on a panel?
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