Beacon Awards

The CREWBaltimore Beacon Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions and achievements of individuals and companies in the Baltimore metropolitan commercial real estate industry.

The Member-to-Member Business Award: This award honors a CREW Baltimore member who consistently demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to marshal CREW talent, resulting in measurable business for other CREW members. This individual exemplifies the power and spirit of CREW; and the award recognizes the collective CREW business completed over the last 24 months as a result of this member’s efforts.
2018 Winner: Amy Lacock, JLL
2016 Winner: Joan Renner, CFO, The Brick Companies
2014 Winner: Howard Sobkov, Partner, CapEx Management Group

Chapter Champion Award: This award is given to the company that has, over the last 24 months, made a significant and sustained commitment to CREW Baltimore through the devotion of monetary resources, employee time commitment, and other support.
2018 Winner: JLL
2016 Winner: Cushman & Wakefield
2014 Winner: CohnReznick LLP

Circle of Excellence Award: This award is given to a CREW member or any other person in the Baltimore-area commercial real estate community who consistently embodies CREW Baltimore’s mission and core values of leadership, excellence, influence, advancement, and community.
2018 Winner: Kristen Schrader, KBE Building Corporation
2016 Winner: Michele L. Cohen, Principal, Miles and Stockbridge, P.C.
2014 Winner: Laura Thul Penza, Principal, Penza Bailey Architects, Inc.

Rookie Member Award – The Dive Right in Award: This award will honor a member who, in the first 2.5 years of membership, has most embraced the CREW Baltimore mission and core values through chapter involvement, member-to-member business, mentoring, and/or career/professional development.
2018 Winner: Lindsey Kiefer, Manns Woodward Studios
2016 Winner: John Hutch III, Principal, JP2 Architects
2014 Winner: Teresa Terry, Strategic Accounts Manager then at Herman Miller, now at Arbee Associates
2013 Special Winners: Kathleen Bands Schindler, Vice President, My Cleaning Services, Inc.
and Theresa Tsamoutalis, President and Principal, ALLSAFE Elevator Inspections, Inc.

Community Impact Award: Real estate projects can transform the built environment and have the power to transform and revitalize a community, often beyond the boundaries of the project. The Community Impact Award honors a commercial real estate professional or team that played a pivotal role in a real estate project that was completed or achieved a significant measurable milestone in the last 24 months, and which had a significant and measurable positive impact on the community.
2018 Winner: Lion Brothers Building Development Team: including CREW member Theresa Stegman, Development Director, Cross Street Partners
2016 Winner: The Reinvestment Fund Development Partners for Preston Place
2014 Winner: Seawall Development Company’s Development Team for the Baltimore Design School

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors whose sponsorship made the 2018 event possible!
JLL – MSI – Arris Design Studio – Howard Bank – Altus Group – O’Leary Asphalt – CK Commercial – Ruppert Landscape – AllStar Contracting – PCM Services – The Brick Companies – Choice Plantings – The Stone Store