CREW Boston

Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

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    2017 Achievement Awards

    The Fairmont Copley Plaza
    138 Saint James Street, Boston MA 02116

    Public

    Please join us at CREW Boston’s 2017 Achievement Awards. Each year, CREW Boston is joined by the Greater Boston real estate community to celebrate the professional achievements and public service contributions of some it's most accomplished members.

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    South Boston Dorchester Avenue Planning Initiative

    Massachusetts Housing Partnership
    160 Federal Street - 2nd Floor, Boston MA

    Members Only

    Viktorija Abolina, Senior Planner for the BPDA, and Donna Brown, Executive Director of South Boston NDC, will be presenting an overview of the South Boston Dorchester Avenue Planning Initiative

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    Real Estate Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Rising Tides Breakfast

    Posternak Blankstein & Lund
    800 Boylston Street (Prudential Tower), Boston MA

    Members Only

    Join the Sustainability Group as we hear from Julie Wormser, Vice President for Policy at Boston Harbor Now present “Real Estate Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Rising Tides”.

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    Legacy Lunch Series - Margaret "Peggy" Briggs, Epsilon Associates, Inc.

    Robinson & Cole
    One Boston Place - 25th Floor, Boston, MA

    Members Only

    CREW Boston is pleased to provide the opportunity for members to network in a small group setting hosted by CREW Boston Legacy members who are leaders in the real estate community.

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    Anatomy of the Deal & Tour of Pierce Boston

    Landmark Center
    401 Park Drive, Boston MA 02215

    Public

    If you’ve ever wondered how projects go from concept to completion, this program will give you a comprehensive overview of the real estate development process as we look at Pierce Boston in Fenway as a case study.

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    2017 CAPITAL MARKETS OUTLOOK: ARE WE IN THE 8TH INNING?

    The Mandarin Oriental Boston
    776 Boylston Street, Boston MA

    Public

    What’s still hot and what areas have cooled? How has the new political administration affected the investment climate? Our distinguished panel of national and local experts will discuss capital market conditions in the current economic cycle.

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    An Evening with Dueling Pianos to benefit the Elizabeth Stone House

    Howl at the Moon
    184 High Street, Boston MA

    Public

    Join CREW Boston for music and networking at the liveliest piano bar in town. Bring friends and colleagues for a unique networking opportunity to benefit the Elizabeth Stone House's much-needed summer camp scholarships.

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    CREW Boston Golf League

    Hillview Golf Course
    149 North Street, North Reading, MA

    Members Only

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our 8-week CREW Boston Golf League at Hillview Golf Course! Open to anyone in CREW Boston and all levels - join fellow golf enthusiasts for a great opportunity to meet, play and network this summer.

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    Women Winning in Business...and Beyond - CREW Boston's Annual Meeting & Luncheon Program

    Intercontinental Boston
    510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston

    Public

    Save the date for CREW Boston's Annual Meeting and June Luncheon Program with Molly Fletcher, a trailblazer in every sense of the word.

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    Resiliency Planning in Boston Brown Bag Lunch

    Posternak Blankstein & Lund
    800 Boylston Street (Prudential Tower), Boston MA

    Members Only

    Join the Sustainability Group as we hear an update from Dr. Atyia Martin, City of Boston Chief Resilience Officer on resiliency planning in Boston.

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Prior Events

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    Behind General Electric's Move to Boston

    CREW Boston’s March luncheon featured special guest speaker and Boston newcomer, Ann Klee, vice president of General Electric’s global environment, health & safety group and head of Boston development and operations. Klee has spearheaded the headquarters’ relocation and shared the “story behind the story” of one of Boston’s biggest real estate transactions.

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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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    Trends Affecting Commercial Real Estate in 2017

    Massachusetts has undergone tremendous change since it first began to recover from the 2008 recession. Since that time, the region has become an epicenter of the life sciences industry, gained traction as a hub of innovation for technology, has seen an entire new neighborhood begin to materialize in the Seaport, and emerged as a prime target for global investors. In early March CREW Boston and CCIM New England partnered to host a panel discussion at One International Place to examine those trends.

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    UCREW Panel at Boston University

    In February, CREW Boston members spoke to students at Boston University and shared materials regarding the CREW Boston scholarship program and students were encouraged to apply at the event.  The panelists discussed their education, career development and current positions to a full classroom of students interested in commercial real estate. Areas of interest that were discussed included development with a focus on recent projects in Boston, finance with questions on recent changes in the market, and how a career starting in law can lead to many areas within commercial real estate. Recent projects that the panelists were working on together were also discussed – such as the Bozzuto TOD development at the MBTA North Quincy Station.    

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    Celebrate 35 years with CREW Boston

    Each year CREW Boston comes together to welcome our new members and to celebrate our legacy members, who include our longest-standing members and our past presidents.  This year, we were honored to have with us many of the founding members of our organization which gave us a chance to honor our beginnings, where we started, how far we have come and what our future looks like.  The over 100 members in attendance had a chance to hear from a couple of them and was inspired by their commitment to the promotion of women in the real estate industry and how it all began. 

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    CREW Network Leadership Summit, Los Angeles

    CREW Boston's President Elect Lisa Serafin and CREW Delegate Sophie Stein attended the 2017 CREW Network Winter Leadership Summit, which took place in Los Angeles on February 9-10. Over 250 CREW Network members from all over the country gathered to exchange their chapter experiences and participate in leadership training as well as to take advantage of many networking opportunities. Attendees also had an opportunity to meet new CREW Network CEO and CREW Network Foundation President Wendy Mann, who spoke at the Friday’s networking lunch. Please take a moment to learn more about Wendy and read the Winter Leadership Summit recap by clicking on links below.

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    Women of CREW Boston

    CREW Boston was excited to present a panel comprised of four CREW Boston Legacy members, Kathleen Ahern, Kathleen Joyce Kusiak, Laura Marshall and Joan Parsons, leaders in the real estate community. The panel was moderated by CREW Boston immediate past president, Leslie Cohen and there was time for attendees to ask questions and network. These amazing women participated in last year's Legacy Lunch Series, and we were delighted to have them together for an evening of candid discussion.
     

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    Ask the Accountant! CREW Boston Entrepreneur Exchange Lunch Meeting

    In February, the Entrepreneur Exchange was joined by Angela Parziale, CPA, MST, Shareholder with Walter & Shuffain, P.C. Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors. Angela is an active CREW Boston member, past Board member and Treasurer, AND Achievement Award Winner! Just in time for tax prep season, Angela gave an overview of her role at Walter & Shuffain (WS) and their services, then fielded a wide range of questions from a diverse group of business owners and managers. She also provided a reference packet from WS for our use.  We discussed retirement plan options and defined benefit plans, health savings accounts and consortium plan opportunities.

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    CREW Boston Raffle to benefit the Elizabeth Stone House

    CREW Boston and the Community Involvement Committee hosted a raffle at the January 31st luncheon to support the Elizabeth Stone House. Attendees had an opportunity buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a $300 Visa Gift Card donated by Berkadia Commercial Mortgage. With the help and support of everyone in attendance at the luncheon, CREW Boston raised nearly $1,500 for the Elizabeth Stone House.

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    How Boston’s First BID is Innovating Downtown

    Rosemary Sansone, President of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, said her organization in its four years of existence the BID’s strength has been that it is “nimble, flexible,” and, “That’s been our greatest success – listening to people.” Sansone reviewed the success over four years of the BID, which is funded by an assessment on the businesses in the Downtown Crossing district. The budget of the organization is $6.7 million, spent about a third on keeping the neighborhood clean and about a fifth programs and hospitality.

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    Project Spotlight Tour of 888 Boylston

    CREW Boston members had the opportunity to tour 888 Boylston Street, which is deemed the most sustainable building in Boston. Members enjoyed a video highlighting some of the key features of the building before Dave Stewart and Mark Denman took them on a guided tour of one of the unfinished floors to see the open floorplan and then down to another floor, which had an outside terrace overlooking Boylston Street.

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    2017 Mentor Program Kick-Off Luncheon

    The Mentor Program had a very successful kick off lunch on January 12th at KeyBank Real Estate Capital with over 30 participants from the program in attendance.  This year’s Program is comprised of 58 members, including Peer to Peer and Mentee to Mentor pairs. pairs and asking everyone to introduce themselves to the group. After introductions and learning about suggestions for a successful experience, the mentors and mentees broke out into pairs to formalize their match and discuss logistics, as well as, what the mentee are looking to accomplish to begin a productive and rewarding mentorship relationship.

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    SMART Goals Workshop - Proactive Planning

    In January, members of the Entrepreneur Exchange met to discuss goals for 2017. By breaking into small groups, stating a goal out loud, and putting it on paper, members got a kick start and plenty of feedback from peers in the room. 

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    How To Improve Your Client Retention Odds

    It’s not enough to have satisfied clients – we need to have enthusiastic clients! The Exchange Group had a great discussion on targeting new clients, building relationships, maintaining good clients, (and firing the "C-list" clients) with Lauren Stakutis of Strategic Adrenaline at our December meeting. 

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    Holiday Gift Wrapping Party to benefit the Carolina Hill Shelter

    Each year during the holiday season, CREW Boston members donate and wrap presents for the residents of a local homeless shelter.  This year, members gathered to wrap gifts at a Wrapping Party on December 14th at the offices of Colliers International hosted by the Community Involvement Committee.  In total, CREW Boston members donated and wrapped presents for 17 families including 21 children and 20 adults at the Carolina Hill Shelter in Marshfield.  The Holiday Wrapping party provided CREW Boston members with an opportunity to give back to the community and to network with fellow members during the holiday season.

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    Resiliency Planning in Boston Brown Bag Lunch

    Join the Sustainability Group as we hear an update from Dr. Atyia Martin, City of Boston Chief Resilience Officer on resiliency planning in Boston.

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