Celebrating a Year of Accomplishments… and New Opportunities

16 December 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on an amazing year of achievements for CREW Network. It was an unprecedented year in many areas of our organization, and we couldn’t have done it without you. This year, together, we:

  • Successfully hired our new CREW Network CEO and Foundation President Wendy Mann
  • Launched our first CREW Network global affiliate, CREW UK
  • Amplified our presence at the Real Estate Roundtable and ICSC RECon 2017
  • Debuted our new website and members-only CREWbiz community and directory
  • Launched 32 new integrated chapter websites
  • Hosted a best-in-class Convention and Marketplace featuring keynote Geena Davis
  • Launched the highly-acclaimed white paper, Diversity: The Business Advantage – Best Practices for Gender Equity and Inclusion in Commercial Real Estate.
  • Grew our CREW Network membership to nearly 11,000 commercial real estate professionals
  • Supported our chapters in exceeding all CREW Network Foundation Chapter Challenges
  • Incorporated chapter best practices and peer exchange into Leadership Summits, and launched a new Strategic Planning Playbook for chapter leaders

When I began my year as CREW Network President, there were several unknowns. Today, I can tell you with the utmost conviction, that serving in this role has been one of my most rewarding personal and professional journeys. I have grown in immeasurable ways and honed new skill sets. I’ve met amazing women and inspiring leaders throughout our industry. Hear more about my journey as President in the brief video below.

While we celebrate our past accomplishments, we also look ahead to what 2018 holds for our organization. I am honored to pass the torch to Tara Piurko, who is poised to lead CREW Network to even greater heights. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish under her leadership in 2018!

As you set your goals for the year ahead, I encourage you to maximize your CREW Network membership to expand your business network, strengthen your leadership skills and achieve your professional goals. Our strong and diverse network will be there with you every step of the way.

Thank you for your membership in CREW Network. I look forward to seeing you in Tucson for the Winter Leadership Summit.

With thanks,

Alison Beddard
Senior Director, Office and Investment
Cushman & Wakefield
CREW Network President, CREW Utah