• Membership Committee Descriptions
  • Cocktails and Conversation

    This subcommittee plans and hosts three to four happy hour networking events a year for prospective members. These events are free, fun, casual, and allow commercial real estate professionals to learn more about CREW Chicago, while networking with active members and other dynamic professionals in the industry. These events are open to all prospective members.

    Coffee and Conversation

    This subcommittee plans and hosts free monthly events for Chicago and the surrounding suburbs for women in the real estate community as prospective members of CREW. These are held on the third Tuesday of the month downtown at Sopraffina on Franklin, and three times a year at various locations in the Chicagoland suburbs. All prospective members are welcome to grab a favorite cup of coffee and learn more about the opportunities within CREW Chicago with current members and other prospective members in the commercial real estate industry.

    Member Orientation Brown Bag Lunch

    This subcommittee plans and hosts the member orientation brown bag lunch. This event is open to all members, but targets those who are new to CREW Chicago or existing members who want to get more involved and give them an opportunity to get to know CREW Chicago’s leadership. The event is held once a year, usually in the spring, and offers members the opportunity to learn about all the different CREW Chicago committees from all their respective chairs. The goal is to encourage members to become more familiar with CREW Chicago and get involved in a committee.

    New Member Match Up

    This subcommittee plans, facilitates, and hosts the new member match up program. The goal of this program is to make each new CREW member feel at home with the organization as quickly as possible. Each new member is paired with an existing member to help them navigate their first year in the organization. They are encouraged to meet as often as possible throughout the year. These meetings can be for coffee, lunch, happy hour, or attending one of the many CREW events together. Whatever works best for them! At the end of the program, there is a wrap up event for all participants to meet, network, and discuss their experiences.

    New Membership Appreciation Event

    This subcommittee plans and hosts a unique once a year event designed to show our appreciation for all new CREW Chicago members that joined during the year. Typically held in the fall, the goal of this free event is networking and fun in unique, intimate environment. Past events included perusing a high-end jewelry store, a fashion show at a local up and coming designer boutique, and an eventful night of flower arranging.

    Prospective Member Database

    This subcommittee manages electronic database that keeps the contact information current on all prospective members. The master list is updated after all prospective member events, so that it reflects any first time attendees. It also includes any potential recruits referred by active CREW members. Once a prospective member joins CREW Chicago, they are removed from the database, which allows our records to only show those that we need to actively pursue for membership.

    Prospective New Member Event

    This subcommittee plans and hosts an event each January for prospective new members. Appetizers and drinks are provided by CREW Chicago to make this a free event. It is a great opportunity to meet prospective members for the annual membership drive and network with other dynamic members and prospective members. Attendees hear a brief overview of CREW Chicago and CREW Network from the President and Chair of the membership committee. They also have the opportunity to visit with many Membership Committee members on a more intimate basis to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member.

    Strategic Recruiting

    This subcommittee actively recruits prospects for membership due to their prominence in the real estate field. They seek highly successful senior women, prospects that work in new or niche fields, as well as women in areas that have proportionately low representation in CREW Chicago.

    Committee Chairs

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    CREW Chicago - Membership Committee

    Chapter Chair
    Commercial Lending
    Pillar Financial, a Division of SunTrust Bank
    (312)602-6095
    Chapter Co-Chair
    Construction - Management
    Kerry Foods, Inc.
    (908)463-9271
    Chapter Committee Liaison
    Brokerage - Tenant Representation
    Cresa
    (312)376-4105
    Chapter Committee Member
    Law
    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
    (312)836-4031
    Chapter Committee Member
    Marketing & PR
    Gilbane Building Company
    (773)695-3526
    Chapter Committee Member
    Law - Transaction
    Dubin Singer P.C.
    (312)801-8744
    Chapter Committee Member
    Business Development
    First American Exchange Company
    (312)550-5141
    Chapter Committee Member
    Real Estate Development
    The Habitat Company
    (312)527-7446
    Chapter Committee Member
    Architecture
    Ware Malcomb
    312-837-4601
    Chapter Committee Member
    Law
    Polsinelli
    (312)873-3618
    Chapter Committee Member
    Law - Transaction
    SP+ (Standard Parking)
    (312)274-2195
    Chapter Committee Member
    Cost Segregation
    Cresa
    (630)670-0699
    Chapter Committee Member
    Engineering
    Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
    (630)487-5555
    Chapter Committee Member
    Economic Development - Consulting
    Cushman & Wakefield
    (312)470-2336
    Chapter Committee Member
    Commercial Lending
    Wells Fargo Bank
    (312)827-1562
    Chapter Committee Member
    Architecture
    JDJ Architects, Ltd.
    (312)850-2200 (3)
    Chapter Committee Member
    Law
    Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
    Chapter Committee Member
    Consulting
    Realogic Analytics, Inc.
    (312)476-7115
    Chapter Committee Member
    Title/Escrow - Underwriting
    First American Title
    (312)917-7268
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