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July 11, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
CREW Charlotte President's Reception (Members Only)
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News & updates from CREW Charlotte

CREW Charlotte's Call for Nominations


NewDominion Bank Appoints Treasury Sales Officer & Commercial Real Estate Expert

Making Deals
Our members' accomplishments

Marie McLucas
Thanks to Anthony Swainey and Cindy Wolfe with Bank of the Ozarks for providing financing for a project in Grand Gorge, NY today and to Wanda Townsend and Brian Koontz with Parker Poe who represented the bank in the loan closing.

Mentor Program


CREW Charlotte's mission is to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of its members. CREW Charlotte implements this by providing industry related programs, educational forums, leadership roles, philanthropic opportunities, and now, a mentor program. This 18 month mentor program aims to support aspiring CREW members as well as experts in the industry wanting to give back. CREW Charlotte will assign a CREW member called a Mentor Champion to monitor each relationship's progress and success. Each mentor and mentee relationship has the option to end or continue the relationship at the 18 month mark.


The model is basic - pairing both a mentee and seasoned real estate professional's unique capabilities, goals, and strengths with one another. CREW members are eligible for both mentor and mentee opportunities. In addition, the Mentor Program will recruit targeted non-CREW member leaders to mentor CREW member mentees seeking advancement.


Success in today's commercial real estate environment demands innovation and strategic thinking, balanced with action born from experience and hard work. Our members recognize that it takes skill to navigate a successful career in a profession where women are a visible minority. Our goal is to facilitate meaningful relationships that result in career and/or personal growth. Our goals include:

  • Increase member advancement & influence in the commercial real estate industry.
  • Serve as a catalyst to propel member professionals in commercial real estate.
  • Provide constructive feedback to support growth and success.
  • Increase leadership and career development skills of industry leaders and CREW members.



Who can apply?
As a CREW member, you can apply to become a mentor or a mentee. To participate as a mentee, you must be an active CREW Member and been in a commercial real estate field for at least two years. Non-CREW members will also serve as mentors to allow maximum pairing of unique mentee needs.

What is the time commitment?
The Mentor Program does require a time commitment of 18 months. During this time period, the mentor and mentee will set up a mutually agreed upon communication timeline. This timeline must reflect speaking at least once per month. Nine of these engagements must be in person.

How do I apply?
Click here to fill out your application.

What will I have to guide me through the process?
CREW Charlotte will provide each pairing with a Mentor Program Handbook. This will serve as a basis to establish an understanding of goals, expectations, mutual communication timeline, and background information about each person.

What will the Mentor Champion do?
This person will review the initial handbook to be sure all items are addressed. They will then meet with the mentor and mentee at the 9 month mark to review the relationship. She or he will also check in on each person periodically to receive feedback.

Suggested Resources

Bell, Chip R.
Mentoring and Management: Developing Human Assets, excerpted from Coaching and Mentoring: How to Develop Top Talent and Achieve Stronger Performance

Boyle, Peg and Robert Boice
"Systematic Mentoring for New Faculty Teachers and Graduate Teaching Assistants" Innovative Higher Education (Spring 1998), 157-179

Brainard, Suzanne A.
A Curriculum for Training Mentors and Mentees

Burns, David D.
Ten Days to Self-Esteem

Ensher, E. and S. Murphy
Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés get the Most out of Their Relationships

Flynn, Jill; Kathryn Heath and Mary Davis Holt
Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women's Paths to Power

Hudson, Frederic and Pamela McLean
LifeLaunch: A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life

Murray, M
Beyond the Myths and Magic of Mentoring

Paddison, Diane
Work, Love, Pray (CREW Member)

Phillips-Jones, L.
The Mentoring Program Coordinator's Guide: How To Plan and Conduct a Successful Mentoring Program. The Growth Connection

Sandberg, Sheryl

Shea, Gordon
Making the Most of Being Mentored: How to Grow from a Mentoring Partnership

Shea, Gordon
How to Develop Successful Mentor Behaviors

Stanley, Paul and Robert Clinton
Connecting: The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life

Zachary, Lois
The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships

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