CREW Boston, formerly New England Women in Real Estate (NEWiRE), is the region’s leading professional organization promoting the advancement of women within the commercial real estate industry. Since its creation in 1982 by a small group of women professionals with considerable vision, CREW Boston has been an important force behind the increasing success of women in New England's real estate community.
Currently, more than 500 women gain opportunities for professional growth and business development as members of this vital organization. CREW Boston's goal has always been to provide professional support, development, education, encouragement and networking opportunities to its members and to the Greater Boston real estate community.
Year after year, CREW Boston has succeeded in attracting an extraordinary roster of key industry speakers to address its programs, seminars and special events. Largely open to the public, CREW Boston functions keep members up-to-date on topical real estate issues and changing industry demands. CREW Boston's 17 standing committees and networking groups also give members a chance to engage in stimulating discussions with colleagues from various market sectors.
CREW Boston also offers a variety of social and community service activities throughout the year and has established the CREW Boston Educational Foundation, which supports a scholarship for any female undergraduate and/or graduate student interested in pursuing a career in commercial real estate upon graduation.
An essential part of CREW Boston's mission is to encourage members to conduct business with each other, as well as to expand horizons and set goals that stretch its membership. This mission led to its affiliation in 1996 with the national CREW Network.