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In a field that is oftentimes male dominated, CREW reminds me of attending Mount Holyoke: being surrounded by insightful and kickass women, and knowing you’ve got a support network. - Juliet Borja, PlaceTailor Elton Hampton Design

The two main reasons I joined CREW were to meet, share experiences with, and learn from other women. In addition to meeting fabulous people from architecture, etc., the bonus has been meeting and learning from women who are in the legal and finance fields.  Attend just one event hosted by any of the committees, be it a brown bag lunch with Housing and Community Development Committee or happy hour with the Development Project Management Group, and you will instantly get hooked.

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As a woman of color, being part of CREW has been a great opportunity. It has allowed me to expand my knowledge to other areas of the multi-faceted commercial real estate, alongside strong women. - Carla Cabral, Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)

I was pleased when my coworker and fellow CREW member, Nancy, sponsored my CREW membership. As a public non-profit affordable housing organization, one of MHP focus areas are homeownership and residential multifamily. As such, been part of CREW has provided me with additional prospects for professional and personal development. CREW is about networking, but above all is about people, their stories, motivations, and learning from each other!
 

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This past year I was part of the CREW mentoring program. As a relatively younger member of CREW, I enjoyed getting to know and learn from not only my mentor, but also other mentees and mentors in the program. - Mary Patalita, Lincoln Property Company

With Covid upending the way we work and network, it was nice to connect with others virtually through the CREW mentor program. Adapting to the new normal, CREW reacted quickly to help its members stay connected while not physically being able to be together. Albeit an odd year to be a part of the mentor program, it turned out to be even more worthwhile than originally expected. Learning about different branches of the business within commercial real estate and how each segment was affected and then pivoted was helpful on both a personal and professional level.
 

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Upcoming Events

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    Your Value in the Market: Strategies for Success in Negotiating Compensation

    On May 13th Hillary Shine spoke to CREW Boston about understanding your value in the marketplace and how to negotiate your worth in both a current and new positions. Hillary set the stage by indicating that people are on the move and there is a real war on talent in the marketplace right now. The pandemic has certainly provided people the time and headspace to think hard about their current work environments and how for many this last year has allowed them the opportunity to see the benefit of a hybrid work from home/office lifestyle. Shine stressed the importance of truly understanding your value by looking carefully at your entire compensation package not simply what shows on your W2 when evaluating and placing a value to your net worth.

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    Virtual Tour of Cambridge Discovery Park

    On March 11th CREW Boston enjoyed a virtual tour of Bulfinch’s Cambridge Discovery Park, a 27-acre first-class lab and office campus in Alewife’s life science cluster in Cambridge, MA. We heard from project team panelists Mike Wilcox, Director of Leasing at Bulfinch; Molly Heath, Managing Director at JLL; and Eric Weyant, Principal at Stantec on the history of the Arthur D. Little site and its revitalization into a world-class campus, providing a desirable destination for office and lab tenants while including the restoration and preservation of neighboring wetlands and wooded areas. 

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    Equity x Equity: Working Toward a Definition of Community Wealth Building in Roxbury

    On May 19th we hosted deeper dive into the conversations we’ve had in the past, focused on how stakeholders, real estate professionals, and community development partners understand wealth creation and economic development in the City of Boston. Our panelists consisted of city agents, developers, and neighborhood activists, and the conversation focused upon wealth and equity-building in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston as well as the current revitalization efforts in Nubian Square (formerly Dudley Square.) Roxbury has long been home to activists, civil rights leaders, artists and musicians; Nubian Square is the geographic heart of the city and is intrinsic to the health and well-being of Boston as a whole.

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CREW Boston News

  • Apply today for a Grant to Attend 2021 CREW Network Convention Virtually or Las Vegas

    Apply today for a Grant to Attend 2021 CREW Network Convention Virtually or Las Vegas

    CREW Boston is offering 2 grants to members to cover the IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL registration fee to attend the CREW Network Convention from September 28-30th. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EST on Friday, July 23, 2021. APPLY TODAY!

    The CREW Network Convention brings together commercial real estate leaders from all around the globe for deal making, business networking, industry education and leadership development. If you are looking to expand your business network and learn about the latest trends, technologies and innovative projects in our industry, this event is for you. The 2021 Convention will be a hybrid event. You have the opportunity to join us in-person at The Mirage in Las Vegas or virtually via our digital convention platform.
  • CREW Boston Annual Meeting - June 15, 2021

    CREW Boston Annual Meeting - June 15, 2021

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the election of the nominees to the Board of Directors & CREW Network Delegate shall be held virtually at 12:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at the CREW Boston Annual Meeting. All members should register for the Annual Meeting by clicking here.

    CREW Boston President, Laura Gregoriadis with DGC will preside over the meeting and introduce the 2021-2022 CREW Boston President, Kerry Hawkins with JLL.
  • CREW Boston is seeking members for the 2021-2022 Board of Directors

    CREW Boston is seeking members for the 2021-2022 Board of Directors

    The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 CREW Boston Board of Directors and Delegate to the CREW Network.  Nominations will be presented to our membership for confirmation at the Annual Meeting in June 2021. In addition, the Board of Directors is, again, accepting nominations from any current, or past, Board Member interested in serving as the 2022 - 2023 President, which will include serving as President-Elect for 2021 - 2022.

    If you have ever considered applying for the Board in the past, or if this is the first time, we strongly recommend that you review the information and/or speak to any current Board members, as they would be happy to answer any questions about serving on CREW Boston’s Board or in the Delegate role. If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jill Sharif, Chair of the Nominating Committee.
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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.

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

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Member News

  • Green in Action, Kim Vermeer's new podcast, is launching soon!

    Kimberly Vermeer will be launching her new podcast, Green in Action, in July! Be among the first to know the latest news by signing up for the email list: http://eepurl.com/hlLOt5 Season One of Green in Action includes six episodes and one "minisode", featuring stories of green leadership in affordable housing from here in Massachusetts all the way to Northern California. Be on the lookout for the trailer, coming soon. We're proud to be creating a space for community building in the affordable housing field through this medium. Join us to be part of it!
    by Kimberly Vermeer, Urban Habitat Initiatives Inc.
  • Four CREW Boston Members Honored as Globe St.'s 2021 Women of Influence

    Congratulations to Barbara Oddo from Lincoln Property Company Boston, Jennifer Platt from Anderson & Kreiger LLP, Jill Sharif from First American Title - National Commercial Services and Barbara Trachtenberg from DLA Piper for being honored as GlobeSt.com's 2021 Women of Influence. https://lnkd.in/dH9_EpS We admire all their achievements this past year while continuing to support the advancement of women in the #CRE industry! Check out the list as there are many more CREW Network members across the country that received this prestigious award!
    by Barbara Oddo, Jennifer Platt, Jill Sharif and Barbara Trachtenberg , Lincoln Property Company, Anderson & Kreiger, LLP, First American Title - NCS and DLA Piper
  • Walter & Shuffain shareholder, Angela Parziale, has been made Chair of the MA Board of Public Accountancy for 2021

    Congratulations to Walter & Shuffain shareholder, Angela Parziale, who has been made Chair of the MA Board of Public Accountancy for 2021! The Board ensures accountants follow Massachusetts requirements rules, and regulations as well as provide guidance to its licensees and protection to consumers. We can't think of a better chairperson for this important role.
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  • Hackett Feinberg P.C. is proud to announce that Kimberly Martin-Epstein has been named Co-Managing Partner

    Hackett Feinberg P.C. is proud to announce that Kimberly Martin-Epstein has been named Co-Managing Partner. Kim joined the firm in 2005 as an associate and became a partner at the end of 2014. Kim has built a reputation as an experienced attorney in affordable housing finance and development among other things, and brings to the firm an innovative management style.
    by Kimberly L. Martin-Epstein, Hackett Feinberg P.C.
  • Rebecca Maloney Joins RFS Engineering as Director of Marketing and Business Development

    RFS Engineering – an 85-person consulting engineering firm with offices in Boston, MA, Laconia, NH, and Portland, ME – announced that Rebecca Maloney, CPSM, LEED AP, has joined the firm as Director of Marketing and Business Development. In this role, Rebecca is responsible for firm-wide marketing and business development strategy and implementation, with a focus on supporting new business pursuits, increasing the RFS brand, strengthening existing and fostering new relationships, and positioning the firm for continued success and growth.
    by Rebecca Maloney, RFS Engineering
  • Cappy Daume, Elizabeth Lowrey, Jill Sharif and Liz von Goeler Honored as Boston Real Estate Times' Women of 2021

    Boston Real Estate Times announced its list of the 10 Outstanding Women of 2021 in Commercial Real Estate. They will be honored on Feb. 17, 2021 during a virtual award ceremony and in a special print edition of the Times. Congratulations to Cappy Daume of The Davis Companies, Elizabeth Lowrey of Elkus Manfredi Architects, Jill Sharif of First American Title - NCS and Elizabeth von Goeler of Sasaki.
    by Cappy Daume, Elizabeth Lowrey, Jill Sharif and Liz von Goeler, The Davis Companies, Elkus, First American, Sasaki
  • Holyn Nickerson Joins Office Resources as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Marketing

    Office Resources is excited to announce the hiring of Holyn Nickerson as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Marketing. With over 20 years of industry experience, Holyn will be responsible for driving the ORI’s strategic business development initiatives in Boston, NYC, Portland and Portsmouth. She will work with the team to further expand the ORI brand across the A&D, Commercial Real Estate, Project Management and General Contracting sectors. Learn more about her new role at www.ori.com/news/holyn-nickerson.
    by Holyn Nickerson, Office Resources
  • Members honored as 2020 Women in Real Estate by Connect Media

    Elizabeth Berthelette with Newmark Knight Frank, Kristin Blount with Colliers International, Dianne Crocker with LightBox and Lauren O'Neil with JLL have been recognized as 2020 Women in Real Estate by Connect Media for their achievements, influence and leadership in the commercial real estate industry. More than 450 women were nominated, and 10 leaders were selected industry wide from the California, Texas, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Florida and Seattle regions, plus 10 national winners covering the United States.
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  • 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 https://www.rndconsultants.net/
    by Mary Kate Daly, RND Consultants
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