CREW Boston

Prior Events

Prior Events

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  • CREW Network WEBINAR: What is in Store for 2021 – The Global and Real Estate Market Outlook

    CREW Network WEBINAR: What is in Store for 2021 – The Global and Real Estate Market Outlook

    During this webinar, members discussed the global and real estate market outlook for 2021.  Featuring guest speaker Neil Blake, Global Head of Forecasting and Analytics and EMEA Chief Economist for CBRE, topics of discussion included how rapidly will economies recover; which sectors will be fastest and slowest to bounce back; will there be any lingering impacts on real estate; how will political change in the United States and ongoing changes in geopolitical relationships affect the global economy; and more.

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  • Networking and Peer-to-Peer Advising with the DPMGroup

    Networking and Peer-to-Peer Advising with the DPMGroup

    This was a virtual networking and peer-to-peer advising event hosted by the Development Project Management Group.  Members discussed current challenges before breaking into separate rooms to discuss three topics – leading teams, client management, and technology.

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  • Building Bridges Inside and Out - Part I

    Building Bridges Inside and Out - Part I

    In this Virtual Global Conversation Corner, members learned the first steps to take to starting a DEI initiative at their workplace, chapter, or community. Featuring guest speaker Damaris Patterson Price, Principal at Working River Leadership, topics included how to develop the community connections critical to their organization succeeding;  how to identify the obstacles to this existential building block; and what to do to create positive change with a strategic get started framework.

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  • Discovering the Redeveloped Arsenal Yards

    Discovering the Redeveloped Arsenal Yards

    At January’s luncheon, Kerry Dowling (Senior Vice President of Leasing), Bridget Beckeman (Managing Director of Retail Strategies), and Maria Salvatore (Leasing Consultant) of Wilder Companies presented the most recent update of the Arsenal Yards development in Watertown. The “urban edge” location of this million square foot development at the corner of Cambridge and Boston is a significant reason for the success of leasing the project’s 250,000 SF of retail, 200,000 SF of life science office, 300 apartments, and 150-room hotel. A 10-minute drive catchment area with 250,000 residents earning an average household income of $130,000 and an average home value of $741,000 has easily captured the interest of retail and office tenants. Also key to the success of leasing has been the design of an urban-like density along the promise of free parking.

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  • GREENING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, a Book Talk with Kimberly Vermeer

    GREENING AFFORDABLE HOUSING, a Book Talk with Kimberly Vermeer

    ​The Sustainability Group was excited and pleased to present long-time CREW Boston member Kimberly Vermeer to speak about her new book, Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, Revised Edition. In the book, she and co-author Walker Wells present a comprehensive resource on how green building principles can be incorporated into affordable housing design, construction, and operation. This fully revised edition captures the rapid evolution of green building practices and makes a compelling case for integrating green building into affordable housing. They argue that cities must embrace green affordable housing in the face of climate change and the affordable housing crisis.

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  • Mentor Kick-Off

    Mentor Kick-Off

    The 2021 Mentor Program had a successful kickoff but this time it was held virtually.  This year’s program includes 22 participants from various roles, industries and experiences.  Melissa Noone, one of the co-chairs of the Mentor Program, kicked off the event by welcoming the pairs and asking everyone to introduce themselves to the group and why they wanted to apply to the program.

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  • Reuse, Tear Down or Rebuild?, Understanding the Impact of Embodied Carbon  Comparing Options for Historic Retrofit in Boston

    Reuse, Tear Down or Rebuild?, Understanding the Impact of Embodied Carbon Comparing Options for Historic Retrofit in Boston

    Michelle Lambert and her colleague, Kristen Fritsch, Sustainability Coordinator at Elkus Manfredi Architects, gave us an overview of why measuring embodied carbon is important and how it is calculated.  Embodied carbon measures all the energy to produce, transport and build with specific building materials. This hidden source of carbon has a significant impact (estimated to be as much as 11 percent of total global carbon emissions) in addition to the “operational carbon” which is more universally understood and measured. It is important to reduce embodied carbon as much as possible as it is put into the earth’s atmosphere when the building is built and it takes 80-100 years for it to be sequestered. Operational carbon is not added to the environment all at once, but over time as it is used. 

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  • Holiday Crafting Party

    Holiday Crafting Party

    Members joined us for our virtual Holiday Crafting Party as we celebrated the season while networking and passing along some holiday cheer to the residents of the Elizabeth Stone House.

    Members were able to catch up with each other while “crafting” a welcome card that will accompany a small home warming gift to the residents moving into the Elizabeth Stone House’s new building.  The finished cards will be sent to 32 residents as they walk into their new home this January included with a home warming gift, put together by a few CREW Boston members. This annual CREW Boston tradition is a wonderful way to help brighten the spirits of children and families in need while enjoying a great networking event! 

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  • Holiday Luncheon Program - Take Action

    Holiday Luncheon Program - Take Action

    In December 2020, CREW Boston hosted a special holiday luncheon featuring Cara Brookins, author of Rise: How a House Built a Family. In 2007, Cara was at a personal crossroads. Having survived two, abusive relationships, Cara wanted to give meaning and purpose to her own life and the life of her four children. To do that, she landed on a big idea: she and her four children would build their own, forever home where they could put down new roots and start a new chapter for their family. Cara and her children had no construction experience. However, relying on YouTube tutorials and their own grit and scrappy determination, they successfully built the home of their collective dreams in a mere nine months. More importantly, Cara’s children had learned that they could figure out how to do incredible things. 

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  • Year End Update: Discovering What’s to Come in a Post-Pandemic Year

    Year End Update: Discovering What’s to Come in a Post-Pandemic Year

    At November’s luncheon, Ben Breslau, Chief Research Officer, Americas of JLL shared his thoughts with CREW Boston on a spectrum of potential outcomes for 2021. Some of his observations included:

    Covid-19/Pandemic has been the greatest accelerator of trends – e-commerce was growing, but the pandemic has made the switch to technology quicker. The Boston area is a knowledge/innovation economy, positioning our region well for recovery. Hospitality and retail have been impaired by the pandemic and will take longer to recover. Flex spaces (WeWork) may have been impacted during pandemic, but they will likely remain an important part of how we will continue to work in the future. Business travel has been drastically impacted and will take time to recover.  Our work from home experience has underscored the value of face-to-face interactions and will no doubt remain a critical part of relationships in the future.

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Upcoming Events

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    Mid-Professional Meetup: Leveraging your Unique Strengths

    GeoEngineers
    239 Causeway Street, Boston MA

    Members Only

    Ready to ignite your potential and chart your own remarkable course? Join the Rising Leader’s "Mid-Professional Meetup” Series, a space for women on the rise to connect, share, and empower each other.

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    Making Connections in 2024

    JLL
    One Post Office Square, Boston, MA

    Members Only

    Expand your network in 2024. Members are cordially invited to join CREW Boston as we welcome new members and honor members of the CREW Boston Legacy Council for a night of networking, kit making, appetizers, and drinks.

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    Tour of 15 Necco

    15 Necco
    15 Necco Street, Boston MA

    Members Only

    Alexandria Real Estate Equities and National Development are nearing completion of construction on an approximately 350,000 SF life science building in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood. Join us for a members only tour of 15 Necco.

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    From Intention to Impact Book Talk with author Malia Lazu

    Zoom
    Boston, MA

    Members Only

    Join us for a discussion with author Malia Lazu as she discusses how business leaders can move their DEI efforts from intention to impact through strategy and culture change.

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