A GUIDE FOR MEMBERS IN JOB TRANSITION
CREW Network’s Career Center provides access to careers and employers across all sectors and levels of commercial real estate. Create a job seeker account to post your résumé, receive job alerts and tap into valuable career resources at Career Center.
You can also post that you are looking for a new position in Open Forum Discussion on CREWbiz.
CREWbiz is the premier resource and referral tool for commercial real estate professionals. It provides a platform to interact and communicate online and via email to facilitate business networking, job sourcing/searching and deal making among CREW Network’s multidisciplinary membership.
Members can search the membership directory across locations, commercial real estate specialties, certifications and more; and join discussion groups to exchange ideas, experience, knowledge and wisdom with fellow professionals around the globe.
Below are some direct links that may be helpful in navigating through CREWbiz and increasing your visibility to fellow CREW members.
CREWBiz FAQs – General information
Q: What is my username/password?
A: Your CREWbiz login credentials are the same username and password that you use to log in to this site. If you have forgotten your login credentials or need assistance with your login information, contact CREW Network headquarters at +1 (785) 832-1808 or email@example.com.
Q: How do I update my contact information?
A: While on your CREWbiz profile page, select the pencil icon next to “Contact Details” in the left column. This will take you to your My Account page on the CREW Network public website. Changes will appear on your CREWbiz profile within 30 minutes of saving.
Q: Can I control the frequency of emails I receive?
A: While on your CREWbiz profile page click on the “My Account” tab. Choose “Community Notifications” from the drop-down menu. On that page, there are subscription options for each discussion. Your options are:
Real Time: sends an email every time a message is posted.
Daily Digest: sends one email to you each day, consolidating all of the posts from the previous day.
No Email: allows you to be part of the group without having emails sent to you. You can still post and read others’ messages by logging into the community site.
Q: How do I find other members?
A: While on the CREWbiz Community, click the “Directories” dropdown found in the main navigation bar. Then click on “Member Directory”. The member directory lets you search for other members based on name/company/specialty/location, etc…
Q: Why should I add contacts to my contact list?
A: Creating this virtual address book makes it easy to send your contacts messages through the community site to stay in touch, ask questions or even build a referral network. Additionally, when you view another member’s profile, you’ll be able to see any contacts you have in common. You can also choose to let your contacts view certain demographics in your profile that others can’t.
Q: How do I respond to others’ posts?
A: To respond to a discussion post, navigate to the discussion post and click “Reply to Discussion” to send your message to the entire community. To send a message toa the only author of the post, please send them an email. We recommend emaling the sender directly for simple comments like “thanks” or “me, too” that add little value to the overall discussion; and replying to the entire community when you are sharing knowledge, experience or resources that others could benefit from.
Q: How do I start a new discussion thread?
A: While on the CREWbiz Community, click the “Participate” dropdown found in the main navagaion bar. Then click “Post a Message.” You can also use the “Post Message” link located at the top of every community notification email.
Q: Can I see a list of all posts to the Open Forum?
A: While on the CREWbiz Community, click the “Participate” dropdown found in the main navagaion bar. Then click “Browse Discussion Posts.” If you see a post you’re interested in, click the subject line which will take you to the entire thread.
Ground Breaker – Liz Orlando, O’Leary Group Waste
The Groundbreaker Award honors a new CREW Charlotte member who has positively impacted CREW Charlotte through active committee service since joining (in July 2019 or later). This individual is considered an emerging leader who has made extraordinary contributions to CREW Charlotte.
Carrie Sharp Power Connector Award – Gretchen Saussy, Mid-Atlantic Associates
The Carrie Sharp Award (formerly Power Connector award) honors a CREW Charlotte member or sponsor who went beyond networking and actively established or strengthened relationships with fellow CREW members and sponsors over the last 12 months. This individual intentionally connects members and sponsors to other members and sponsors through business and referral generation.
Member-to-Member Business – Holly Alexander, New South Properties
The Member-to-Member Business Award honors a CREW Charlotte member or sponsor who consistently demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to marshal CREW talent, resulting in measurable business for other CREW members or sponsors. This individual exemplifies the power and spirit of CREW and recognizes the collective CREW business completed over the last 12 months as a result of this member’s or sponsor’s efforts.
Career Advancement for Women – Kimberly Mobley, Brownstone
The Career Advancement for Women Award honors a CREW Charlotte member or sponsor who consistently exemplifies CREW Charlotte’s commitment to elevating the status of women in commercial real estate by working to advance the careers of other women. This award is presented as a result of actions of this member or sponsor during the last 12 months that had a significant impact on one or more women, giving them the skills or confidence to pursue and succeed in new opportunities.
Entrepreneurial Spirit – Jane Wu, Panorama Holdings
The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award honors a CREW Charlotte member or sponsor who achieved a unique career success or milestone in the past 12 months as the result of an exceptional entrepreneurial spirit. This individual is often a risk taker and is willing to step outside the box to create something new or different – providing services, creating products or improving practices by innovatively organizing, developing or deploying resources either within their own company or a larger organization.
Men Empowering Women – Rob Phillips, Bennett & Pless
The Men Empowering Women award honors those gentlemen who support the conscious and intentional support of women seeking to thereby transform the commercial real estate industry by accelerating the advancement of women.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Adrienne Bain, Citizens Bank
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion award honors a CREW Charlotte member who tirelessly helps to advance the organization’s goals to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the membership and leadership.
Circle of Excellence – Kelly Steele, SGA | Narmour Wright
The Circle of Excellence Award is CREW Charlotte’s top honor, recognizing a CREW Charlotte member or sponsor who consistently delivers excellence and whose efforts advance the commercial real estate industry and support CREW Charlotte’s mission. This individual sets and achieves the highest standards of performance, accomplishing superior execution and results. Trusted and respected by others, she/he is seen as a thought leader, change agent and champion of diversity.
Thank you to historian Dr. Tom Hanchett for leading a fun and interactive presentation capturing the impact of women and CREW members over the last 30 years on Charlotte’s built environment to celebrate CREW Charlotte’s 30th anniversary! Tom focused on four trends: Building Cultural Institutions, Leading in Education, Place-Making, and Housing Opportunity for All. Thirty years ago, Charlotte was the 35th largest US city. Today, we are the 15th largest city. He highlighted Charlotte’s growth in the banking industry, entertainment and sports venues, new edge cities like Ballantyne, Blakeney, Ayrsley, etc. He discussed our investment in infrastructure such as the airport and highways which led into growth in new museums and, educational and cultural institutions. He took an in depth look at our efforts to help those in need and the force behind the new structures providing homes, support, and services. We are grateful for the time and energy Tom put into showing us the massive influence women and CREW members have had on our Queen City and it’s continued ranking as the country’s most sought after home.