• Speakers Bureau

    Our CREW Chicago Speakers Bureau has a wide variety of well-informed communicators and industry leaders available to speak to your organization and share their expertise on various real estate subjects. Speakers are available to organizations, non-profit groups, community groups and for profit businesses as noted in our Speakers’ Member Profiles. If you are interested in engaging one of our Speakers, you may contact the Speaker at the phone number provided in her Member Profile. Please click HERE for an active list of speakers.

    It is at the discretion of the Speaker whether she can accept your invitation.

    Guidelines for Engaging Speakers

    1. A minimum of 8 weeks’ notice to the Speaker is recommended to ensure availability.
    2. The Speakers Bureau is voluntary and so a requested Speaker may not be available when you request them.
    3. Please be prepared to communicate the relevant details about your meeting (date, time, length of presentation, location), your audience, goals and purpose of your program, how many people will be in attendance and any podium or special A/V needs.
    4. Please reconfirm your event one week prior to the event, including the details of any trip, lodging, travel, whether someone will meet the Speaker at the airport, number of people attending, A/V specifics, handout information, etc.
    5. Please ask the speaker in advance if you desire to video the presentation.
    6. Please reference that the speaker is CREW Chicago member in any communications and introduction.

    Apply to Become a Member of Speakers Bureau

    Participation in CREW Chicago Speakers Bureau is open to all CREW Chicago members. To become a member, please fill out an Application to Become a Speaker. Please remember to promote CREW Chicago in your speaking engagements!
    Application to Become a Speaker

    Active Members

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    Name Company Title Specialty Phone Email Bio
    Tammy Bauer Redwood Capital; Sr. Vice President Asset Management, Transactions, Turnaround Strategies, Distressed Properties 312-464-0300 x16 4CD6D13D-879E-4410-B65D-9692D9084E91
    Marilyn Brooks Standard Parking Director - Sales Support Transportation, Parking Services, Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Property Management 312-274-2110 C1BB127B-12F8-4368-9983-2F05B154ED6A
    Karen B. Case The PrivateBank Executive Managing Director | President, CRE Financing in CRE, Career Development, Women in Business, Leadership, Business Development, Fundraising for not-for-profits 312-608-2775 D09E184F-8C40-4AEB-8F59-DCA43E009859&t=t
    Collete English-Dixon Prudential Real Estate Investors Executive Director, Transactions RE Investments and Strategy, capital markets, industry diversity 312-861-4440 B54BEC34-3F19-45E4-81A1-932B469CCB0E&t=t
    Jan Fiola Village of VillaPark Director of Economic Development Commercial retail gas station development, Economic Development, Developer incentives, passionate about CREW and the various benefits of membership 630-433-4310 3A8BA981-D681-4189-9D3A-5F09729F3409&t=t
    Susan Hammer JLL Vice President / General Manager Property/Asset Management, Sustainability, Renovation, Office market trends, Office space trends, Work force demographics, Education, National/International link to real estate events 312-621-8580 9AF8E6BB-38DC-4432-B97B-7EB0C4B6C338&t=t

    Helen J. Kessler
    FAIA, LEED Fellow

    HJ Kessler Associates     President Green Building, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Building Commissioning, Integrative Design     773-975-6467 9E641AE6-E748-4CDB-96AE-578141BE8455
    Sharon Krohn Real Estate Executive Search Leadership, Career Coach & Executive Search Consultant Leadership and Career Coaching, Executive Search Consulting, Personnel 312-307-2990 BA5168AC-DFF3-4114-B29E-D3BA323805BE
    Colleen Morrison Near North National Title Vice President, National Commercial Services Title Insurance, Escrows, National Transactions 312-621-8233 57255DEA-6720-43F3-8034-0FEFD8AAE928
    Sue Myers Assurance Vice President - Real Estate Practice Real Estate specific insurance needs, common challenges, Insurance & Lenders - what you need to know, Construction projects insurance pitfalls 8474637151 0D8B97CF-8AE9-4C9C-BDFC-1E209A19063A&t=t
    Ann O'Shaughnessy The PrivateBank Managing Director Finance, Sr. Housing, Banking 312-564-1234 45DC8517-63F5-4D03-8842-7E972CEE14EA
    Jeanne Peck Berkadia Commercial Mortgage Loan Originator Real Estate Finance, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Acquisitions/Dispositions 312-845-3081 E7BC613A-2594-498E-A1D6-A8FE33BE3CFB
    Nicole Pecoulas Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC Vice President Capital Markets (office, industrial, apartments, retail & hotel), Women in Business, Career Development 312-465-1503 9C7E48D4-F987-496E-AE5E-FF725B96E927&t=t
    Lynn Reich Colliers International Executive Vice President Industrial Brokerage, Tenant Representation, Build-To-Suits, Leasing, Sales 847-698-8230 005B8422-48F4-45C7-8C99-17B1C559E3E3
    Linda Short CRESA Vice President | Tenant Representative Office Brokerage, Tenant Representative, Focus on end user (tenant/buyer) for evaluation of needs and develop strategies 312-376-4105 BDF801A6-A448-48B0-A4D5-DFE88F86B07B&t=t
    Jennifer M Tammen Ehlers & Associates Municipal Advisor / Prinicpal Tools & strategies for economic redevelopment, Making the best deal for you Community, Economic Incentives, Municipal Finance, Development Finance, Redevelopment Agreement Structuring and Negotiation, Proforma Analysis 312-6385263 3B627B95-93A5-4B97-A7FB-ABECF3326D00&t=t
    Tracy Treger Syndicated Equities Sr. Director of Corp Strategy 1031 Exchanges, Real Estate Investments, Acquisitions/Dispositions, Business Development 312-640-9023 A5CE060D-0365-4802-9D3B-2237625E8F72

    Active members should notify Tammy Bauer of any information changes by email (info@crewchicago.org) or phone (312-464-0300 x16).