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Prior Events

Prior Events

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  • Creative Placemaking: Changing the Ways We Activate Communities

    Creative Placemaking: Changing the Ways We Activate Communities

    In November CREW Boston hosted a luncheon panel discussion about one of the industry’s favorite buzzwords: placemaking. The panel, which was moderated by Tara Piurko, a real estate partner at Toronto-based Miller Thomson and former CREW Network President, featured Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director of The Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston; Russell Preston, Founder and Director of Principle Group, a planning, design, and development firm; Al Wilson, Founder and CEO of Beyond Walls in Lynn; and Laura Christopher, Real Estate Innovation Officer at MassDevelopment, explained what placemaking is, what it is not, and why real estate developers in the private sector should consider investing in placemaking to create successful, sustainable, and thriving projects and communities.

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  • Kendall Square Development Update and Hard Hat Walking Tour

    Kendall Square Development Update and Hard Hat Walking Tour

    The CREW Development Project Management Group held a successful Hard Hat tour of Kendall Square on October 10th. The evening started with presentations from Maureen McCaffrey of MITIMCo, Melissa Schrock of Boston Properties and Michelle Lower of Alexandria Real Estate. Participants were able to hear about the development projects which are transforming the Kendall Square area. Project team members including Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Project Managers then led a hard hat tour of MITIMCo's SOMA development and Boston Properties' Akamai Headquarters.

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  • A Conversation with Lisa Wieland, Massachusetts Port Authority’s CEO

    A Conversation with Lisa Wieland, Massachusetts Port Authority’s CEO

    On October 3rd at the Fairmont Copley,  Lisa Wieland, Massport’s new CEO spoke to an engaged audience to hear about her role and upcoming initiatives.  It ended with a fireside chat with CREW Boston President, Jill Sharif.
    As Lisa stepped into her role this past August, her goals are to enhance the customer experience, maintain strong business relationships and optimize best practices for the organization.

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  • Tour of Harvard University’s Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center

    Tour of Harvard University’s Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center

    On July 25th, Harvard’s Director of Capital Projects, Shirin Karanfiloglu, Director of Common Spaces, Julie Crites, and Program Coordinator for Common Spaces, Tracey Daley, led a group of CREW members around Harvard’s new Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center.  Shirin, Julie and Tracey shared details about the history of the original building, Harvard’s vision for creating a center of campus that is also open to the public, and the constraints of performing the renovation while the building was occupied.  A few of our CREW members had worked on the project and shared their own insights into aspects of the design and the selection of furniture.

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  • How Climate Change is Transforming the Waterfront

    How Climate Change is Transforming the Waterfront

    CREW Boston members and guests enjoyed an evening in July for a boat tour of the Boston Harbor, the culmination of our year-long series of events discussing climate change and its impact on the commercial real estate industry. Panelists will discussed the unique features of Boston’s coastline and how that has informed and transformed a diverse array of projects and initiatives from Spaulding Rehab, to Clippership Wharf, to the previously proposed Boston Harbor barriers.

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  • Resilient Boston Harbor

    Resilient Boston Harbor

    The Sustainability Group hosted a brown bag lunch on July 11 to hear Richard McGuinness, Deputy Director for Climate Change and Environmental Planning at the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) discuss the City of Boston’s planning for the short and long term impacts of climate change and sea level rise. 

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  • Committee Thank You Party

    Committee Thank You Party

    As a thank you to our Committee members for their dedication and hard work, we invited them to a cocktail reception at Tishman Speyer’s Studio, a new concept in co-working space that just opened in the heart of the Financial District. Along with great networking, food, and wine, members were entered into a raffle for some amazing giveaways to show our appreciation. Attendees were able to tour the unique space and hear what makes Studio different from other co-working spaces. 

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  • Adapting Urban Environments to Rising Seas

    Adapting Urban Environments to Rising Seas

    On June 18th, CREW Boston’s Sustainability Group hosted an event on “Adapting Urban Environments to Rising Seas”.  Jill Allen Dixon and Laura Marett from Sasaki discussed planning for resilience in Boston, including highlights of Sasaki’s work as a part of the citywide Climate Ready Boston consultant team, and in other cities.

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  • On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

    On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

    At CREW Boston's Annual Meeting & June Luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental, we heard from Alison Levine, author of the New York Times Bestseller, “On the Edge” and Team Captain for the first American women’s Everest expedition in 2002. Alison spoke at the CREW Network National Convention and we were excited to bring her pieces of leadership advice to our Boston Chapter. 

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  • Walking Tour of the

    Walking Tour of the "Point" in Salem

    On June 12th, members joined Mickey Northcutt, founder and CEO of the North Shore Community Development Coalition, Inc. (NSCDC) for a walking tour of the “Point” neighborhood of Salem, highlighting the placemaking efforts of the Punto Art Museum hosted by the Housing & Community Development Committee​.

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Upcoming Events

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    Golf Clinic at Granite Links

    Granite Links Golf Club
    100 Quarry Hills Drive, Quincy, MA

    Members Only

    Is your golf game a bit rusty? Looking for a good clinic to get you back in the swing for the season? New to the game and wondering where to start? If so - join us at Granite Links Golf Club.

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    Cambridge Netwalk in Danehy Park

    Mayor Danehy Park
    99 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

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    Join us for a Netwalk to enjoy a beautiful networking walk with your fellow CREW Boston members through Danehy Park, a beautiful 50-acre recreational facility with walking trails in the City of Cambridge.

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    Entrepreneur Exchange Summer Social

    The Farmhouse
    970 Great Plain Avenue, Needham MA 02492

    Members Only

    ​The Commonwealth -- AND CREW Boston -- have lifted restrictions! Let's catch up at a social networking lunch with the CREW Boston Entrepreneur Exchange!

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    How the Build Back Better Plan Will Impact CRE

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    United States

    CREW Network

    President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan, consisting of The American Rescue Plan, American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan, is working its way through Congress. What does this mean for you, your company and commercial real estate?

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