Events
CREW and other local events

October 24, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Midtown Lunch Ladder (Members Only)
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October 24, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
CREW Coffee Klatch - University/North (Members Only)
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October 29, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A Progressive SIP
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Announcements
News & updates from CREW Charlotte

Growth Inspires Company Name Change

Wanda Townsend Recognized by Chambers for Real Estate Finance

Carolina Architecture Firms NarmourWright Architecture and SGA Architecture Announce Merger



Making Deals
Our members' accomplishments

Carrie Sharp
Thank you to Robin Haddock of Wesley Community Development for allowing me to assist you with your furniture and art/accessory needs for two of your new facilities. It has been a pleasure to work with you, Robin.

Committees

CREW Charlotte is made up of ten committees and a board of directors. Each year, The Strategic Committee selects CREW members through a nomination process to lead the committees and serve on the board. Of our ten committees, we have three outreach committees that focus on youth, university and adult outreach. We also have opportunities to shape communications, programming, sponsorship, membership, and CREW Network. If you are a CREW member, we welcome you to contact our committee chairs to get involved and make the most of your membership. If you are interested in serving in a leadership position, please contact our current president for information on the nomination process.

Communications

Communications
Anna O'Neal
Wells Fargo Bank
anna.oneal@wellsfargo.com
704.410.5077
Communications
Alex Spence
Kimley-Horn
Alex.Spence@kimley-horn.com
704.954.7492
Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Kimley-Horn.

The Communications Committee provides timely and relevant information to our membership and informs non-member commercial real estate professionals as well as the Charlotte community about the value of our organization. This committee manages CREW Charlotte’s public relations and media efforts by promoting social media platforms and tracking stories and mentions of CREW Charlotte members in the news and ensuring our member base is informed of their peer’s media mentions. This committee manages the organization’s social media program by interacting with other CREW committees to ensure all facets of CREW Charlotte’s events, activities and members recognitions are reported to the media and our member base.  If you have good writing, social media or editing skills or if you just love the inside scoop first, this committee is for you!

Community Outreach

Community Outreach
Angie Beard
Redline Design
abeard@redlinedg.com
704.608.8223
Community Outreach
Ellen Palmer
Pinnacle Financial Partners
ellen.palmer@pnfp.com
704.652.7845
Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at First National Bank (SouthPark)

The Community Outreach Committee is CREW Charlotte’s committee that concentrates on community engagement programs.  The signature event of our Community Outreach Committee is the “Queen City in Pink” campaign held each October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month.  “Queen City in Pink” is an opportunity for businesses to decorate or light their buildings in pink or display pink signs and ribbons to show support for those impacted by breast cancer.  This committee also supports the “Habitat for Humanity” Women Build by providing volunteer labor and “Dress for Success” by collecting professional clothing from CREW members. If you want to support community outreach projects and you have an interest in raising breast cancer awareness and other issues impacting women in commercial real estate, this committee is for you!

CREW Network

CREW Network
Nichole Kelley
Wells Fargo Bank
nichole.kelley@wellsfargo.com
704.715.6186
Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via teleconference.

The Network Committee is focused on connecting CREW Charlotte members with CREW Network by promoting national networking, business, philanthropic and educational opportunities with CREW Network and other CREW Chapters.  The goals of this committee are to educate members of CREW Network benefits, increase our member participation on CREW Network committees and in the annual CREW Foundation ask, increase our member attendance at the annual CREW Convention and facilitate the promotion of CREW Foundation scholarships to public and private universities throughout the Carolinas.

If you would like to contribute to the CREW Network Foundation, please click here to make a donation. Thank you for your support!

Leadership Program

Leadership Program
Molly Carroll
Trinity Partners
msc@trinity-partners.com
704.295.0413
Leadership Program
Sara Whitten
Shiel Sexton Company
swhitten@shielsexton.com
704.679.3974
Meets the first Friday of the month from 11:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. at Shiel Sexton Company.

The Leadership Committee guides the development and execution of our Leadership Program, and therefore requires a two-year commitment. In 2018, our focus will be to develop and refine the 2017 inaugural program, including the search for a facilitator, marketing program enhancement, and professional and community outreach to recruit a diverse group of female professionals for our second class.

Member Recognition

Member Recognition
Megan Shaw
CohnReznick
megan.shaw@CohnReznick.com
704.900.2534
Member Recognition
Mary Wilken
Insite Properties
wilken@insiteprops.com
704.344.8086
Meets the first Tuesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Insite Properties.

The Member Recognition Committee was formed to recognize CREW Charlotte members for their expertise, influence, and contributions to the commercial real estate industry. We accomplish this through award nominations in areas of member longevity, professional achievement, community involvement, industry success and innovation. Not only does this committee nominate CREW members for over 20 awards per year, we are also responsible for the year-end CREW Charlotte Excellence Awards that are celebrated at the December luncheon. We also recognize our members that serve as speakers, analysts, and moderators at industry events and panels, as well as those that serve as judges for local and national awards. This committee is especially effective for members who are promotion minded and enjoy helping other CREW members obtain much deserved recognition.

Membership

Membership
Sloan Stryffeler
Edifice
sstryffeler@EdificeInc.com
704.332.0900
Membership
Andrea Williamson
Paragon Bank
awilliamson@paragonbank.com
704.644.4024
Meets the second Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Paragon Bank.

The Membership Committee plays a crucial role in ensuring that CREW Charlotte maintains its status as the most influential commercial real estate networking organization in Charlotte, North Carolina. It does this by promoting members’ satisfaction and by recruiting high profile professionals in commercial real estate. This committee offers an Ambassador program for new members, hosts new member events, and greets attendees at all of our monthly luncheons and follows up with guests. If you like meeting new people and would like the opportunity to be the first to network with new and prospective members, this is the committee for you!

Professional Development

Professional Development
Alison Kling
Womble Bond Dickinson
Alison.Kling@wbd-us.com
704.350.6319
Professional Development
Stephanie Titus
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
stephanie.l.titus@baml.com
704.813.4208
Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

The purpose of the CREW Charlotte Professional Development committee is to provide a professional approach to a CREW Charlotte member’s career growth as well as an opportunity for seasoned professionals to give back and further their development. The mentor committee ensures the maximum success of its participants and the overall process. The program runs on an 12 month cycle. Committee members participate in the pairing of each relationship and the identification of established professionals to serve as mentors. Each committee member serves as a champion for a mentor/mentee pairing over the 12 month cycle to monitor each relationship’s progress.

Programs

Programs
Stacia Neugent
GreerWalker
stacia.neugent@greerwalker.com
704.353.8237
Programs
Diana Quarry
Womble Bond Dickinson
Diana.Quarry@wbd-us.com
704.331.4914
Meets the first Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at New South Properties.

The Programs Committee organizes monthly luncheon programs that focus on commercial real estate issues and trends. These innovative and relevant programs keep our members on the forefront of the commercial real estate industry while meeting movers and shakers from the Charlotte region. This committee also organizes the annual Keynote Speaker event as well as fun and educational CREW Before Hours networking events throughout the year. If you like planning and executing high quality events, this committee is for you!

Fundraising and Events

Special Events
Elizabeth Romano
Wood
elizabeth.romano@woodplc.com
704.357.5592
Special Events
Kelly Steele
SGA | NarmourWright Design
ksteele@sganwdesign.com
980.256.5362
Meets the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Wood

The Fundraising & Special Events Committee is responsible for CREW Charlotte’s signature fundraising events, including one in the Spring and one in the Fall, as well as CREW Charlotte’s Committee Fair event.  CREW Charlotte signature fundraising events are tasked to raise over $20,000 for CREW Endowment and our Local Scholarship programs.  The Committee Fair in January, helps to introduce new members and reconnect our veteran members with ways to get involved and make even greater CREW Connections!   CREW Charlotte’s Casino & Gaming Night, continues to be a premier event that engages attendees with a bit of a competitive spirit in the Spring of each year. The ABC Networking Event will be continued in September. This annual networking event brings together numerous real estate organizations (ULI, BOMA, AIA, etc.) along with CREW, for an evening of fun interaction. Typically, this event serves as the main fundraising platform for our Scholarship programs!

Sponsorship

Sponsorship
Wendy Bell
Avison Young
wendy.bell@avisonyoung.com
704.512.0144
Sponsorship
Katie Schafer
Childress Klein
Katie.Schafer@childressklein.com
704.805.7135
Meets the third Tuesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Collett

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for obtaining sponsorship funding for the year from the local business community. We are proud of the companies who support our organization and we take seriously our commitment to support and promote them at every opportunity available throughout the year. In addition to obtaining chapter sponsors, this committee is responsible for insuring that our sponsors are receiving all the benefits associated with their sponsorship. The committee also hosts two annual sponsorship appreciation events. If you believe in the value of CREW Charlotte and would like the opportunity to meet key decision makers in the commercial real estate industry, this committee is for you!

Student Outreach

Dana McSwain
Unified Technology Systems
dana.mcswain@gounified.tech
919.332.4746
Kimberly Mobley
Neighboring Concepts
kimberly@neighboringconcepts.com
704.594.7968
Meets the second Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Bennett Pless.

The Student Outreach Committee focuses on building relationships and connecting students with industry leaders. If you have a passion for exposing students to the CRE industry through educational and networking events, internship opportunities and job shadowing, then this is the committee for you!

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