CREW Boston

Prior Events

Prior Events

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  • Boston Landing – Transforming a Neighborhood from Stockyards to Live, Work and Play

    Boston Landing – Transforming a Neighborhood from Stockyards to Live, Work and Play

    On November 27th at the Hyatt Regency Boston, the audience heard from Erin Harvey of NB Development Group and David Manfredi of Elkus Manfredi Architects discuss the latest on Boston Landing.  A development that has created a neighborhood and reconnected Allston and Brighton back to Boston. They went over the several buildings starting with the HQ.  This whole vision was started by Jim Davis, Owner and Chairman of New Balance and began to accelerate in 2011. The new headquarters of New Balance was inspired by one of New Balance’s manufacturing mill buildings in Lowell.  With open space, full of daylight and reducing the number of floors, it was a gamechanger for the company.  Also including a flagship retail center at ground level.

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  • Discussion on Stabilization & Redevelopment of Hurricane-Devastated Puerto Rico

    Discussion on Stabilization & Redevelopment of Hurricane-Devastated Puerto Rico

    To kick off our 2018-2019 series of brown bag lunches, the CREW Boston Housing and Community Development Committee, led by members Kimberly Martin-Epstein and Yanel de Angel discussed recovery efforts related to the devastating hurricanes in Puerto Rico.  We were able to conference in Alex Blenkinsopp from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office. He gave an overview of the PR situation and Senator Warren's efforts to provide aid, including a bill proposed to offer $146 billion dollars in aid to Puerto Rico. While not progressing legislatively, this bill changed the tenor of the conversation in Washington. This is the first time a US territory in economic crisis has concurrently been hit by a natural disaster. 

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  • Gateway Cities- Transforming the Suburbs

    Gateway Cities- Transforming the Suburbs

    The 26 Gateway Cities in Massachusetts were formerly home to prosperous industries that offered residents a "gateway" to the American Dream. As jobs moved elsewhere and resources remained hard to come by, these midsize urban centers faced a number of challenges in maintaining their prosperity. Mass Housing has a longstanding commitment to the revitalization of Massachusetts' Gateway Cities and have committed both resources and grant money towards development. At our October luncheon, we took the conversation outside of Boston, to hear from city leadership about the real estate and development investment going on in some of the Commonwealth’s designated Gateway Cities

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  • 2018 CREW Network Convention & Marketplace

    2018 CREW Network Convention & Marketplace

    Forty members of CREW Boston attended the CREW Network Convention in San Diego in October. More than 2,000 representatives from CREW Network’s 78 global chapters and 11,000+ strong membership joined in this annual meeting that brings together professionals from all disciplines involved with the ownership, management and financing of commercial real estate. 

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  • Breaking Through the Web of Employment Laws

    Breaking Through the Web of Employment Laws

    In October, the CREW Boston Entrepreneur Exchange was enlightened by Judy Kalisker, Esq., Principal at Compliance Plus. Offering a range of solutions to "help employers do better," Judy and her team have been working with one of our Group members as an outsourced Human Resources Department. With staff sizes in our membership ranging from one to over 100, our Group has a range of needs and questions, and Judy was ready for all of us. 

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  • Climate Ready Cities – Transforming Real Estate

    Climate Ready Cities – Transforming Real Estate

    CREW Boston hosted a panel of climate change experts and thinkers on how they are helping improve the city of Boston’s waterfront. Ellen Watts of Architerra started by reflecting on the most important real estate in the world, the Earth’s atmosphere. She shared how we need to use historical data, ideas from other countries, and how we should be thinking differently moving forward. It’s about not retreating from our cities due to the ever changing climate and increase in storms but to reinvent our cities and to better protect our cities and the environment. Additionally we heard from our panelist; Kathy Abbott from Boston Harbor Now, Kirk Bosma from Woods Hole Group and Sam Sleiman from Massport.

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  • Explore She-Village in the Seaport

    Explore She-Village in the Seaport

    The Development Project Management Group of CREW Boston hosted their first program of the year with a presentation on SHE VILLAGE in the Seaport.  Ali Ribiero, Development Project Manager at WS Development, described how the 9 pre-fab modules were selected, installed and leased out to create SHE VILLAGE – a temporary shopping experience featuring women-owned businesses which are open through December.  It is WS’ first venture into modular, pop-up retail.  WS is planning to offer a different experience over the winter, and to have new retail shops installed for spring.   

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  • Golf Clinic at Granite Links

    Golf Clinic at Granite Links

    Golfers at all levels joined CREW Boston for a clinic on a cool and windy night at Granite Links with views of the city to get back in the swing for the season. Granite Link Golf Pros helped goflers improve their swing and short game. After the clinic, networking continued at the Crossing Nines Patio & Bar located between the putting green and driving range. 

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  • Crafting for a Cause!

    Crafting for a Cause!

    Members and guests joined CREW Boston for a night of Crafting for a Cause!  Pots of Paradise, a popular vendor from our Holiday Shop for a Cause, taught how to arrange your own succulents, all while raising money for the Elizabeth Stone House, which helps homeless and at-risk individuals and families rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse and other forms of trauma.  Everyone enjoyed a great night of networking and walked away with two of their own small arrangements to take home with them. 


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  • HRI Tackles Food Insecurity in Cambridge

    HRI Tackles Food Insecurity in Cambridge

    As Director of Development at the affordable housing provider Homeowner’s Rehab (HRI), Jane Carbone coordinates all aspects of housing development from the predevelopment phase through construction. HRI owns and operates over 1250 units, housing hundreds of low income families.  Too often, low-income neighborhoods lack access to farmers’ markets or stores selling a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. When such foods are available, they can be priced too high for families that need to stretch their grocery budgets. Oftentimes, they will fill the gap with less nutritious, bulk, packaged foods with a longer shelf life.

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Upcoming Events

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    Holiday Stroll at Snowport

    Holiday Market at Snowport
    100 Seaport Boulevard, Boston MA


    Join CREW Boston members for a Holiday Stroll through the Snowport!

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    Site Tour of the Pryde

    15 Everett Street, Hyde Park, MA

    Members Only

    Join the Housing and Community Development Committee for a tour of The Pryde followed by dinner at Antonios Bacaro.

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    Getting to Yes – Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment in Charlestown

    Hyatt Regency Boston
    One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston MA


    Join us as we hear from Adelaide Grady, Senior Vice President, Partner at Leggat McCall Properties, to learn how the Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment project got to yes.

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