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As a CREW Boston member, I've been able to give back to the organization, increase my leadership skills and my network with amazingly talented women. - Jacquelynn Henke, TD Bank, N.A.

After you join CREW Boston, join a committee.  You will not only find opportunity to deepen your activity in the organization, but you will make fantastic connections who often turn into lifelong friends.

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I draw upon the strength of professional women in real estate who paved a path for us. - Danielle Justo, Rich May, P.C.

Their stories at Legacy Luncheons, Convention and other events provides me with a source of confidence when I find myself the only woman in a commercial closing or board meeting.  CREW Boston provides a network of support for these moments as well as for me to share my successes.

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You’ll get back what you put into it many times over. - Julie Schultz, New England Development

The best way to maximize your CREW experience is to join a committee to meet other members in a smaller setting that fosters closer relationships, which can in turn lead to professional opportunities that might’ve otherwise never happened.
 

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Being a member of CREW Boston has positively propelled my career in CRE. - Gayle Bourdeau, Stewart Title Commercial Services

Taking advantage of all that CREW Boston has to offer and being an involved member has expanded my professional contacts locally and globally.  However, it has been the personal and professional development and the leadership skills that I have gained in CREW Boston and CREW Network that have had the most significant impact on me as a commercial real estate professional.

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Upcoming Events

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Prior Events

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    Master the Wine List and Golf Etiquette

    CREW Boston members joined forces with national golf and networking organization, Women on Course, for an evening of wine tasting and golf discussion at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse in the Back Bay. 

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    Women in Government Reception

    Wage equality, statewide financial literacy and 12 weeks paid parental leave were themes highlighted by Deborah Goldberg, the State Treasurer of Massachusetts, in her remarks at the Women in Government reception, held on March 15, 2017 at the Union Club.    

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    2017 Achievement Awards

    The 19th annual Achievement Awards took place on April 26 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza with 300 guests gathered to honor 18 members for their outstanding and impressive accomplishments in commercial real estate. CREW Boston President, Cara Nelson welcomed everyone and thanked all our sponsors, especially Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo PC and New England Development for being our Corporate Sponsors. Incoming president Lisa Serafin with Redgate thanked the 2016 Leadership Recipient Kristin Blount with Colliers International for sharing this special evening with CREW Boston as the master of ceremonies and invited everyone to moving across the hall to the ballroom for food, drinks and a lot of networking.

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CREW Boston News

  • CREW Boston is seeking new members for Board of Directors and Delegate for CREW Network

    CREW Boston is seeking new members for Board of Directors and Delegate for CREW Network

    The Nominating Committee is seeking new members for the 2017 - 2018 CREW Boston Board of Directors and for a Delegate to CREW Network.  Nominations will be presented to our membership for confirmation at the Annual Meeting on June 7, 2017. Again this year, the Board of Directors is accepting nominations from any past Board Member interested in serving as the 2018-2019 President, which will include serving as President-Elect for 2017-2018.
  • CREW Boston announces 2017 Achievement Award Honorees

    CREW Boston announces 2017 Achievement Award Honorees

    CREW Boston is pleased to announce that the 2017 CREW Boston Achievement Awards will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston on the evening of Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Each year at this special event, CREW Boston is joined by over 350 people from the Greater Boston real estate community to celebrate the professional achievements and public service contributions of some of CREW Boston’s most accomplished members. 
  • CREW Network's releases latest industry research white paper.

    CREW Network's releases latest industry research white paper.

    Hot off the press is CREW Network's latest industry research white paper, Closing the Gap: Addressing Gender Bias and Other Barriers for Women in Commercial Real Estate.  CREW Network’s 10th annual white paper, details both statistical data and personal accounts previously unmeasured and unrecorded in our industry – and largely unaddressed.
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Founded in 1989, CREW Network is the industry's premier business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. Nearly 9,000 CREW Network members represent nearly every discipline within the industry and are located in over 70 major markets across North America.          

To learn more about the CREW Network, please visit www.crewnetwork.org
 

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Member News

  • Christine McVay joins Stantec's Boston office

    Christine McVay recently joined the Boston Office of Stantec's Consulting Services. In her role as Senior Project Manager, Christine will lead the team's Article 80 filings for private and institutional development projects in the City of Boston, and add to the depth of the team's permitting and planning experience. The first project Christine will manage is the Exchange South End project that will integrate the character and creative culture of the South End with a 1.6 million square foot, vibrant life science and tech community, connected by local retail, new bike trails and dynamic public spaces that will become a neighborhood destination. Feel free to reach our to Christine if you would like to learn more about her new position or what services Stantec may be able to provide to you or your clients. Visit www.stantec.com to learn more about the interdisciplinary consulting and design firm.
    by Christine McVay, Stantec
  • RBLA DESIGN LLC certified DBE & WBE!

    RBLA Design LLC has been certified by the Commonwealth's Operational Services Division Supplier Diversity Office as both a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE). This will primarily benefit our multi-family housing clients at this time, but we look forward to exploring additional opportunities through MassDOT and DCAMM. RBLA Design LLC provides Site Planning, Landscape Architecture, Due Diligence Research, and Environmental Permitting Services.
    by Rebecca Bachand, RBLA Design LLC
  • Six Millennial Trends Changing the Face of Our Cities

    Diane Danielson with SVN International Corp authored an article on 6 millennial trends that are changing the face of our cities that was shared on CREW Network's "News You Can Use" for March 2017. Check it out at https://crewnetwork.org/six-millennial-trends-changing-the-face-of-our-cities.aspx
    by Diane Danielson, SVN International Corp.
  • SUSAN PHILLIPS TO SPEAK AT CREW TUCSON LUNCHEON

    On March 16, Mintz Levin partner Susan Phillips will be speaking at an open CREW Tucson Luncheon on "Strategies for Developing Contaminated Properties." The invitation to speak resulted from connections made at the 2016 CREW Convention.
    by Susan Phillips, Mintz Levin
  • Building for The Future: Creating Real Value

    Michelle Apigian with ICON Architecture authored an article on energy efficient building design that was shared on CREW Network's "News You Can Use" for February 2017. Check it out at https://crewnetwork.org/building-for-the-future-creating-real-value.aspx
    by Michelle Apigian, ICON Architecture
  • Cambridge Savings Bank announces appointment of Christine Flaherty

    Cambridge Savings Bank announced the appointment of Christine L. Flaherty as Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Loan Officer. Flaherty will be responsible for developing new commercial relationships and deal origination of commercial and construction real estate loans within the bank’s targeted market. She comes to Cambridge Savings Bank with over 20 years of experience in commercial banking, most recently as vice president at Boston Private.
    by Christine Flaherty, Cambridge Savings Bank
  • RICH MAY, P.C. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE PROMOTION OF DANIELLE JUSTO TO SHAREHOLDER

    Rich May, P.C. is pleased to announce that Danielle Justo has been promoted to Shareholder. Dani will continue her commercial real estate and estate planning practice. Rich May, P.C., a law firm in Boston, concentrates its practice on corporate, financial, civil litigation, energy, real estate, entertainment and wealth planning matters.
    by Danielle Justo, Rich May, P.C.
  • SANBORN HEAD ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP PROMOTION

    Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc. (Sanborn Head) is proud to announce the promotion of Tricia Pinto, P.E. of North Chelmsford, Mass. “Congratulations are in order,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Barret Cole. “Tricia has contributed to moving Sanborn Head forward and we would like to recognize her for her efforts.” Tricia Pinto, P.E., has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Tricia is the leader of the Developer Client Service Area at Sanborn Head and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Under her leadership, the Developer team has seen significant growth in business over the past two years. She is also actively involved with the business community and several industry associations. “Tricia’s leadership is defined by sincerity, integrity and a commitment to the greater good philosophy,” mentioned Cole. Please join us in congratulating Tricia on her accomplishments and well deserved advancement.
    by Tricia Pinto, P.E. , Sanborn Head
  • DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP Acquires Forman, Itzkowitz, Berenson & LaGreca, P.C.

    DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP (DGC), a CPA and business consulting firm is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017 Forman, Itzkowitz, Berenson & LaGreca PC (FIBL), joined DGC. FIBL is a certified public accounting firm which has served Massachusetts companies and individuals since 1928. For almost 90 years, FIBL has specialized in tax, accounting, and consulting services for closely-held businesses and high net-worth individuals. Joining DGC will be Managing Partner, Carl LaGreca and his team of ten audit, tax and operations professionals. With the addition of FIBL, DGC will now have over 140 professionals and offices in Boston, Waltham and Woburn.
    by Laura Gregoriadis, DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP
  • Laura J. Gregoriadis, CPA has been promoted to Partner at DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP

    DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP (DGC) a CPA and business consulting firm is pleased to announce that Laura J. Gregoriadis, CPA has been promoted to Partner, effective January 1, 2017. Laura, previously a Principal at DGC, has been with the firm since 2004 and is a member of the Real Estate Practice. She provides financial reporting, tax and consulting services to clients in the real estate and hospitality industries. Laura works with a diverse group of clients with a variety of property types, including multi-use, hotels, commercial, multi-family and retail. Clients rely on Laura’s depth of expertise and breadth of experience, especially when issues arise which aren’t typical textbook matters.
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  • Sarah Abrams joins the CrowdComfort Board of Directors

    CrowdComfort, a company that builds fast and simple mobile facility management tools, announced that Sarah Abrams has joined their Board of Directors. Sarah is Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate for Iron Mountain, where she leads a team that provides the full range of corporate real estate and facility services for the company’s 80+ million square foot real estate portfolio. "We are really excited to have Sarah join us in our efforts to shake up building management." CrowdComfort has a mobile facilities management platform that is called the "Human Sensor Network". It allows any occupant of a building to submit a maintenance or comfort report from their smartphone in 30 seconds or less.
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  • Invitation to RE Nonprofit Discussion | Complimentary Admission

    What you need to know: A Real Estate Guide For Non-profit Leadership and Boards. A conversation with your peers, led by subject matter experts and TBC members: Lisa DonFrancesco, M.B.A., Saint James RE Advisors, LLC., and Leslie Saul, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, BD+C, Leslie Saul & Associates. Also, joining the discussion is Jennifer Pinck, Pinck & Co. This event is geared toward: Senior Leaders of non-profit organizations; Board members of non-profit organizations; People who have or are about to embark on a real estate project. The event will be held on Friday, November 18 at 263 Summer Street, 1st floor (Ver-Tex showroom) from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. RSVP to ldf@saintjamesrea.com.
    by Lisa DonFrancesco & Leslie Saul, Saint James RE Advisors, LLC & Leslie Saul & Associates
  • Patriot Homes Grand Opening

    On November 11th, South Boston NDC and Caritas Communities will celebrate the Grand Opening of Patriot Homes, affordable apartments for Veterans in South Boston.This project is the redevelopment of the former City of Boston D6 police station into 24 affordable apartments for Veterans. Patriot Homes will provide an important resource to address the housing needs of Boston Veterans. The development received significant support from the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston and several foundations.
    by Donna Brown, South Boston NDC
  • ALTA PROPERTIES AND GRANDER CAPITAL PARTNERS ACQUIRE 313 WASHINGTON STREET IN NEWTON

    Alta Properties LLC, in partnership with Grander Capital Partners, announced the acquisition of 313 Washington Street in Newton, Massachusetts. The property was acquired from Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC for $15 million. Totaling 81,052 square feet, 313 Washington Street is presently 90 percent leased to a diverse mix of analytics, technology, law and software tenants. The property’s complementary street-level retail component includes Buff’s Pub, a popular sports bar. Situated immediately off Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) and just 8 miles from Downtown Boston, the property also offers a below-grade parking garage. “The property has experienced exceptional historic occupancy and is consistently more than 90 percent leased," said Kathleen Joyce Kusiak, owner and managing partner at Alta Properties.
    by Kathleen Kusiak, Alta Properties LLC
  • Lupoli Companies Vice President Gerry-Lynn Darcy Appointed to UMass Building Authority

    Lupoli Companies announced today that Vice President of Real Estate Gerry-Lynn Darcy has been selected by Governor Charlie Baker to be a member of the UMass Building Authority. In this role Gerry-Lynn joins 10 other c-suite executives throughout Massachusetts responsible for the oversight of the organization, which builds facilities on University of Massachusetts campuses. These include student dormitories, dining facilities, parking garages, academic buildings, laboratories, athletic facilities, heating plants, and other facilities, along with renovations and repairs to existing properties. Gerry-Lynn will play an integral role in shaping the future of all five UMass campuses.
    by , Lupoli Companies
  • Laura Gregoriadis Receives MSCPA’s Women to Watch Award

    DiCicco, Gulman & Company (DGC) is pleased to announce that Laura Gregoriadis, a Principal at the firm, has been selected as a recipient of the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s (MSCPA) Women to Watch award in the Emerging Leader category. This award is given to women who have made a significant contribution to their profession, provided outstanding service to the community, and shown leadership in workplace initiatives. More at https://www.dgccpa.com/lauragwomentowatch/
    by , DiCicco, Gulman & Company
  • CREW Boston Members to be honored at the 2016 Women of FIRE Award on July 22

    Each year, the Women of FIRE award is presented by Banker & Tradesman recognizing key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector. This year the following members will be honored on July 22 at the Courtyard Marriot Boston Downtown: Tina Cassidy with InkHouse, Patricia Cooper with Vinfen and Tricia Pinto with Sanborn Head. For tickets or more information visit http://www.thewarrengroupevents.com/btwof/
    by , CREW Boston
  • Rhino PR’s Susan Shelby Receives SMPS Boston 2016 Marketing Professional of the Year Award

    Rhino Public Relations (Rhino PR), a specialty public relations and marketing agency, is proud to announce that President and CEO Susan R. Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, has received the SMPS Boston Chapter 2016 Marketing Professional of the Year Award. Presented at the annual SMPS Boston Awards Gala on June 9th, the Marketing Professional of the Year Award honors an A/E/C marketing professional who has significantly contributed to the success of his/her firm and actively participates as a member in the SMPS Boston Chapter. Since joining the A/E/C industry and SMPS Boston in 2001, Susan has served in numerous leadership capabilities on a local, regional, and national level. In 2012, Susan was named a Fellow of SMPS.
    by Susan Shelby, Rhino Public Relations
  • Tufts University 2016 Outstanding Career Achievement Award

    Yee Cho, PE, LSP, F.EWRI received the 2016 Outstanding Career Achievement Award for Graduate Alumni from Tufts University, School of Engineering. Yee is the Founding President of CDW Consultants, Inc. and received her M.S. and B.S. degrees from Tufts. CDW is a civil and environmental engineering firm founded in 1990.
    by Yee Cho, CDW Consultants, Inc.
  • Rebecca A. Lee joins Mintz Levin

    Mints Levin is pleased to welcome Rebecca A. Lee as a Member in their Real Estate Practice in their Boston office. Rebecca represents corporations, developers, lenders, and nonprofit organizations in a broad range of real estate matters. She has extensive experience providing services related to development permitting and land use, particularly in the Greater Boston area, and handles matters related to financing, leasing, the procurement of entitlements, condominium creation and dispositions, and site acquisitions and assemblages.
    by , Mintz Levin
  • Danielle J. Kinkel announced as newest Partner at Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP

    Nolan Sheehan Patten is pleased to announce their newest Partner, Danielle J. Kinkel, effective January 1, 2016. Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP is a Boston-based real estate law firm focused on affordable housing and community development.
    by Miriam Sheehan, Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP
  • Governor Baker appoints Lisa S. Serafin of Brookline to MassHousing Board

    Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Lisa S. Serafin of Brookline to the MassHousing Board. Ms. Serafin is a Principal of Redgate, a real estate advisory, development, project management and investment firm in Boston. "Lisa is a highly qualified and insightful real estate professional with more than 20 years of experience and she will make an excellent addition to the MassHousing Board," said Governor Baker. Read more at https://www.masshousing.com/portal/server.pt?mode=2&uuID=%7BBA4B77A3-86F8-4CC4-BCE6-E710CDF7D7AA%7D
    by Cara Nelson, DLA Piper LLP
  • UBLA Now Licensed In New Hampshire!

    Rebecca Bachand recently received license reciprocity to practice Landscape Architecture in New Hampshire. UBLA is currently providing site planning and landscape design services to a multifamily proposal in Portsmouth, NH.
    by Rebecca Bachand, Ulrich Bachand Landscape Architecture, LLC
  • Pinck & Co. #36 on List of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by Commonwealth Institute

    The Commonwealth Institute in partnership with The Globe Magazine, named Pinck & Co., Inc. to its highly anticipated annual list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. President Jennifer Pinck, CREW Boston Member, has built her company from two employees to 35 and managed over $4 billion in construction projects in Massachusetts and beyond. The honor was announced on October 23rd at an awards breakfast hosted by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. TCI is a nonprofit, community-based organization that seeks to help its members learn, grow and succeed as women business owners and business leaders.
    by Jennifer Pinck, Pick & Co.
  • BANAVA is launching today!

    Join BANAVA in creating a community with the shared interest of happy JDs! BANAVA is a hybrid company comprised of a community of aspiring, practicing, and reformed JDs who are eager to connect and learn from the careers of their colleagues, a blog discussing all things JDs in Business, and a search firm connecting aspiring and practicing JDs with the businesses who value their highly trained, analytical minds. Join us! http://banavaday.com
    by Anusia Gillespie, BANAVA
  • Lauren D. Armstrong Enters Public Service

    Effective August 31, 2015, Lauren left her private practice and became Deputy General Counsel - Real Estate for the MassDOT and the MBTA. Lauren had been outside counsel to these organizations for many years. In keeping with this year's Crew Network convention theme "Activate-Action Creates Transformation" a career in commercial real estate can be transformed over time and Lauren had the opportunity to change her platform to provide better service to these clients.
    by Lauren Armstrong, MassDOT and MBTA
  • CREW Network announces 2 CREW Boston members as 2015 Distinguished Leaders

    Four accomplished women in commercial real estate have been named Distinguished Leaders for 2015 by CREW Network, including CREW Boston members Sarah Abrams and Marty Jones. The women will participate in an exclusive roundtable event during the upcoming CREW Network Convention and Marketplace, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, in Seattle. You can read more at https://crewnetwork.org/2015-distinguished-leaders-announced.aspx
    by Cheeta Soga, Nitsch Engineering
  • Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer, Sperry Van Ness International Corp., has been named a national 2015 “Women of Influence" by Real Estate Forum magazine

    Diane Danielson, Chief Operating Officer, Sperry Van Ness International Corp., has been named a national 2015 “Women of Influence" by Real Estate Forum magazine. The women were selected from a pool of more than 350 nominees based on their achievements in, contributions to, and reputation in the business. The magazine's July/August issue, featuring individual profiles of the women, marks the 22nd anniversary of the annual report, which was first published in 1993.
    by Laura Domenico, CREW Boston
  • Members to be honored at the 2015 Women of FIRE Award on July 28

    Each year, the Women of FIRE award is presented by Banker & Tradesman recognizing key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sector. This year the following members were honored on July 28 at the Courtyard Marriot Boston Downtown: Margaret Briggs with Epsilon Associates, Audra Dainora with Ardent Design LLC, Jordanna Ferreira with The Davis Companies, Nancy Ann McCafferty with Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and Lauren Plant with Calare Properties. http://www.thewarrengroupevents.com/btwof/
    by Nancy McCafferty, Massachusetts Housing Partnership
  • Jordanna Ferreira received the Boston Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award, small company category

    On Thursday, July 16, 2015, The Davis Companies' Jordanna Ferreira received the Boston Business Journal's CFO of the Year Award in the small company category. The BBJ's CFO of the Year Awards luncheon recognizes CFO's who make a difference in their companies and organizations. Categories include public company, large private company, midsize private company, small company, and nonprofit.
    by Laura Domenico, CREW Boston
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