CREW Boston



Being accepted into the Leadership Academy has truly helped my professional development and given me the confidence to step forward into the next stage of my career. - Molly Pidgeon, Pidgeon & Company

Pidgeon & Company is a woman-owned; woman-led construction management firm. As a business owner most of my leadership skills and business acumen have been developed through the experience of trial and error.  CREW Boston's Leadership Academy touched on many aspects of executive-level training that helped to affirm actions I have already taken and allowed me the awareness of needed areas of change and growth. Engaging with other women at similar points in their careers and the sharing of experiences ultimately helped us bond as a group. 



CREW has not only provided me with an incredible network of female leaders in our industry but has also provided me with access to a wide variety of programs, tours, and networking opportunities that have unequivocally allowed me to grow personally and professionally. - Rachael Diharce, IRD Advisors

I have been fortunate enough to be on the programs committee in two different states totaling just over 5 years and enjoyed every minute of it!  My fellow committee members always impress me with their passion for providing great programs to the chapter and finding new ways to continue to expand the organization. I couldn’t be more excited to step into my role on the board this year and work with an incredible group of women who are all leaders in their perspective fields as we continue to challenge and support one another in our combined mission in advancing women forward, companies forward, and business deals forward. 



Utilizing the complex network & community that the industry offers has been made easy by CREW. - Ashley Maggiacomo, Design Farm Architects

Making connections with highly established professionals comes with ease through CREW Boston. I have joined several committees, connected with many delightful women, and have learned considerably. I am proud to be a member of this organization, and I look forward to my future involvement.

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    Tastes of Cheese, Chocolate and CREW Boston

    Attendees enjoyed a night of networking, accompanied by a virtual cheese and chocolate tasting led by Lowell Culinary Collaboration, which is a partnership of Lowell's best-loved food businesses, Mill City Cheesemongers and Sweet Lydia's.  The combination of cheese and chocolate was a great way to explore all the different flavors of each.  Some attendees commented that they would never think to pair chocolate and cheese together but it was absolutely delicious!

    CREW Boston Presidient, Laura Gregoriadis shared the importance of getting involved in CREW Boston - as the more you get involved, the more you will get out of your membership in CREW Boston. Then attendees were also able to join different breakout room as we provided a taste of all the different opportunities available to CREW Boston members through participation in our committees, groups and leadership

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    Coffee with CREW

    CREW Network Delegate Karen Hurd held a virtual meet up May 18 to discuss how to leverage your membership with CREW Network. Special guest Judy Nitsch, Founder of Nitsch Engineering, CREW Boston member and the Past President of CREW Network, shared insights into all the tools and resources available at CREW Network for our members.  Judy also shared why CREW Boston members should  attend the 2020 Spring Leadership Summit Zoom Conference June 18-19.  It is free and you can work on professional development from the comforts of your home.

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    CREW Boston Annual Meeting

    The first time ever in CREW Boston history, the annual meeting was held virtually with astounding success.  With over 220 participants, we kicked off the annual meeting with a farewell address from 2019-2020 Chapter President, Jill Sharif.  2020-2021 Chapter President, Laura Gregoriadis  provided her goals for the Chapter in the coming year and also announced President-Elect, Kerry Hawkins.

    Laura welcomed back guest speaker Alison Levine, who was our annual meeting speaker in 2019. Alison helped provide guidance and support as our audience continues to tackle the COVID pandemic that has affected everyone personally and professionally. 

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CREW Boston News

  • We want to hear from you!  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey

    We want to hear from you! Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey

    CREW Boston has formed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force. The task force consists of board members and members-at-large that represent a diverse mix of industry niche, age and race. The task force is responsible for recommending goals and action items, to make our organization more inclusive and to provide programming focused on DEI topics while staying true to our mission. We do not have all the answers yet, but we are committed as an organization to thoroughly review our own policies and procedures, and to also have thoughtful conversations about how we can effectuate change in the industry. 
    We want to hear from you!  The DEI Task Force is requesting your input. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by Friday, November 6th. Your input will help shape CREW Boston’s short-term and long-term action items. 
  • Apply Today for 2020-2021 CREW Boston Mentor Program

    Apply Today for 2020-2021 CREW Boston Mentor Program

    Members interested in participating in the 2020-2021 CREW Boston Mentor Program have the opportunity to apply to be a mentor or mentee through Friday, November 6th. Matches will be made in November/December with the kick-off lunch on January 7, 2021.
  • CREW Boston Announces 2020-2021 Leadership Series: Discover Your Leadership Potential

    CREW Boston Announces 2020-2021 Leadership Series: Discover Your Leadership Potential

    CREW Boston is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Leadership Series: Discover Your Leadership Potential, tailored to provide our members with skills needed to add value in your role, think strategically about how to adapt during uncertain times, and connect with other CREW Boston women to build and deepen your networks. The Leadership Series will consist of three synchronous, 90-minute sessions facilitated by one of Orange Grove Consulting’s top facilitators. All applications must be received by October 8, 2020. Click here to learn more.
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CREW Network

CREW Network was founded in 1989 to bring together women involved in the many aspects of commercial real estate to exchange information, develop business contacts and help each other succeed professionally. Today, CREW Network is the premier business networking organization dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. We provide support to our more than 12,000 members in over 75 chapters worldwide through business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach.

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Member News

  • Mary Kate Daly, EIT, joins RND Consultants

    Mary Kate Daly, EIT joined RND Consultants, Inc. as Director of Real Estate & Transportation Development, focusing on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) consulting and engineering for agencies, municipalities, and developers. Learn more about RND Consultants at
    by Mary Kate Daly, RND Consultants
  • The RMR Group Promotes Jennifer Francis to Executive Vice President

    The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR) today announced the promotion of Jennifer F. Francis to Executive Vice President, effective immediately. Ms. Francis will now be leading the entire asset management division of RMR, adding the senior living and hotel segments to her previous responsibilities of overseeing asset management for the office, industrial and retail segments and serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC). Additionally, with the promotion of Ms. Francis, The RMR Group now has six Executive Vice Presidents, including two women.
    by Jennifer Francis, The RMR Group
  • Karen Hurd has joined AEI Consultants as Senior Business Development Manager | National Accounts.

    Karen Hurd has joined AEI Consultants as Senior Business Development Manager | National Accounts. Ms. Hurd will focus on expanding strategic partnerships in New England and Nationally through facilitating the successful completion and delivery of environmental consulting and due diligence services, site assessments, debt and equity property condition assessments, construction monitoring, industrial hygiene, long term site mitigation, renewable energy services and capital planning for all types of commercial real estate properties.
    by Karen Hurd, AEI Consultants
  • RBLA Design LLC now WBE in RI

    To better serve our clients with projects in Rhode Island, RBLA, a landscape architecture and site planning firm bringing broad design background and experience with all phases of development to commercial, assisted living, multifamily and affordable housing, and institutional design teams, has been certified as a Women-Owned Business Enterprise with the RI Office of Diversity, Equity & Opportunity. Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) are entities that are at least 51% owned and/or controlled by women. Registered to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, RBLA Design LLC works throughout the region providing feasibility studies, site planning, design, and construction administration services for commercial property owners and managers, private schools, and municipalities.
    by Rebecca Bachand, RBLA Design LLC
  • Alma Balonon-Rosen and Cynthia Lacasse will be panelists at the 2020 Finance Forum

    Cynthia Lacasse and Alma Balonon-Rosen will be panelists on the Builders of Color Coalition, African-American Real Estate Professionals, and the Minority Developers Association Public Financing Panel during their Full-Day Seminar on Commercial Real Estate Finance on June 30th. Below is the link to the registration page as well as the link to the full agenda for the day. Registration: Full Agenda:
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  • Julie Brown Releases New Networking Book

    Julie Brown's new book This Sh!t Works, a Non-nonsense Guide to Networking Your Way to More Friends, More Adventures and More Success is the #1 new release on Amazon. Filled with honest stories, perhaps more than the occasional swear word, proven strategies, and targeted to-do lists, This Sh!t Works is the salty, modern version of How to Win Friends and Influence People that we need right now.
    by Julie Brown, JB|BD
  • Elizabeth Berthelette will be a panelist on REFA's June Webinar

    On Tuesday June 16th, Elizabeth Berthelette with Newmark Knight Frank will be speaking at the REFA webinar on what the impacts of COVID look like now in. Learn more at
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  • Elizabeth von Goeler, will be speaking on the “Future of the Workplace”

    Sasaki’s principal of interior design, Elizabeth von Goeler, will be speaking on the “Future of the Workplace” and how design firms are thinking about offices post-pandemic with Lisa Nickerson on "Live with Lisa" webinar series Wednesday, June 17th at 12:15pm.
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  • Redgate is proud to sponsor the Land Access Forum on June 2

    Redgate is proud to sponsor the The Builders of Color Coalition, African-American Real Estate Professionals, and Minority Developers Association’s Land Access Forum on June 2 held virtually via Zoom. As key gatekeepers of the development process, state and city agencies play a substantial role in advancing access to land and projects in the commercial real estate industry. Join us along with our panel of senior government leaders as they present about their work to implement diversity requirements in land disposition and share the upcoming projects and land parcels they will be offering. This event is free to attend - learn more at
    by Lisa Serafin, Redgate
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