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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Prior Events

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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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    Virtual Book Club with DPMG

    On Thursday April 2nd, the Development Project Management group hosted a virtual “book club” to connect with fellow CREW members while still maintaining social distancing guidelines. Two articles from the Harvard Business Review were sent out in advance – these chosen articles were about the role of a supportive partner in successful careers and the idea of “transitions.” A moderator led the discussion with some previously prepared questions, but overall the event was a great success with 14 participants who were actively engaged in the conversation providing both thoughtful responses to the questions and enjoyable open dialogue.

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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

  • 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.
  • Welcome Back Message from CREW Boston President - Time to Renew Your 2020-2021 Membership

    Welcome Back Message from CREW Boston President - Time to Renew Your 2020-2021 Membership

    I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. I also hope that you have found time to enjoy your summer, taking time to relax and re-energize for the year ahead. As President of CREW Boston, I would like to personally welcome you back for another exciting year of outstanding programs, networking and professional development. While we remain virtual for the time being, our commitment to providing excellence in programming and networking opportunities remains steadfast. Over the last four months, CREW Boston and CREW Network have provided three times as many programs as in a typical year – all of which were complimentary to CREW Boston members. As I mentioned at the Annual Meeting, our theme for 2020-2021 is Discovery. In these uncertain times, we are learning, adapting and moving forward. In an effort to acknowledge current challenges, we have increased and extended our early renewal discount through December 18, 2020.
  • Update your CREWbiz Profile Today!

    Update your CREWbiz Profile Today!

    Have you put off updating your CREWbiz profile, don't wait any longer. It only takes a few minutes of your time but the benefit is worth so much more. Our members are connected to more than 12,000 commercial real esate professionals globally, representing nearly every discipline and with a complete CREWbiz profile, they will be able to reach you. To help, CREW Boston member and past CREW Delegate, Elizabeth Krol would like show how you how easy it is to update your CREWbiz profile in this "How To" video.

    If you have any additional questions or just need a little help, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Krol or CREW Delegate Karen Hurd as they would be happy to work with you.
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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

  • 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
  • InkHouse Media named #1 Real Estate PR Firm

    Top 5 firms specializing in real estate finance & development as ranked by O'Dwyer's: #1 @InkHousePR,#2 @TeamKivvit, #3 @SFPRFirm, #4 @rbbcomm, #5 @Serendipit ...
    by Susan Elsbree, InkHouse Media
  • Kathleen Joyce Kusiak will be a panelist on the CREW Austin CRE State of the Union: Through the Developers’ Lens

    On May 19, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. ET, CREW Austin is hosting a virtual event and Kathleen Joyce Kusiak will be one of the 4 developers representing different markets within the US on the panel to discuss the current state of commercial real estate. The topics discuss will be quite timely and the event is open to all CREW members. See registration link below:
    by Kathleen Joyce Kusiak, Alta Properties LLC
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