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2018 President’s Letter

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK                                                                     January 2, 2018
Karyn Tasker
Audit Manager
CohnReznick, LLP

2018 CREWBaltimore – The Year Ahead

Welcome to 2018! I am excited to be your CREW Baltimore President for 2018.

CREWBaltimore is making some changes this year that we hope will provide a better experience for our members.
     • We realize schedules are hectic and last year many of our luncheons conflicted with other events. This year we are moving many of our luncheons and programs to Tuesday or Wednesday in an attempt to reduce conflicts. You can find our full calendar of events in 2018 here.
     • We’ve also changed up the order of some of our program topics. We know you are accustomed to seeing our State of the State luncheon in January. We have moved this topic to the April luncheon in order to invite speakers who are unavailable in January.
While change is good, there are some old habits we want to keep going in 2018.
     • CREWBaltimore has met the CREW Foundation Chapter Challenge for the last two years! This means the Chapter donated at least $1,000 to Foundation, 100% of our board members donated and at least 50% of our members donated. A giant Thank You to all of our members who donated and made this a reality. I ask you to consider helping CREWBaltimore make it a three-peat in 2018. CREW Foundation provides scholarships to real estate students each year. There are several ways to donate. You can add a donation to the Greatest Needs Fund when you register for one of our chapter events, you can use the envelopes provided at each event, or you can go to CREW Network’s Foundation webpage to donate. No amount is too small. It all adds up to make a big difference. Thank you.
     • CREW Baltimore retained 83% of our members last year. The Membership Committee hopes to increase our retention percentage for 2018 and meet CREW Network’s Gold Standard of 85%. We value the knowledge of the various fields of commercial real estate each of our members brings to the Chapter and want to provide great networking opportunities for all.

One way to get the most out of your CREW Baltimore membership is to become involved in a committee. Each month you will have the opportunity to meet with other committee members to build relationships and volunteer for tasks that will help you grow your leadership skills. If you are interested in joining a committee or want to find out more about what is involved, please feel free to contact me at Karyn.Tasker@CohnReznick.com or President-Elect Nikkia Fitch at NFitch@rsandf.com. You may also reach out to our 2018 committee chairs or co-chairs, you can find a list of them here.

Lastly, I want to encourage everyone to attend our Beacon Awards on May 3, 2018 where we will recognize and celebrate the amazing contributions and achievements our members and companies in the local market have made during the last two years.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions, comments, concerns.

Best Wishes,

Karyn Tasker
Audit Manager
CohnReznick, LLP
410-783-6590
karyn.tasker@cohnreznick.com

From the President’s Desk

 

Amy M. Lacock, 2017 CREWBaltimore President

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome CREWBaltimore members to our 32nd year in Baltimore. I look forward to serving as your president in 2017. 

GOALS FOR THE YEAR

Again this year, we have three main goals for CREWBaltimore:

  1. CREW FIRST! – Continue to think CREW First! Utilize CREW Biz and the tools within our new and improved website to continue to do business with CREW members. Focus on the relationships that are built within our organization.
  2.  MEMBERSHIP – Grow our chapter’s membership to 150 members, while remaining in alignment with our bylaws and the CREW Network gold standard.
  3.  FOUNDATION – CREW Foundation provides scholarships to real estate students and ground breaking research on the wage gap and the C-Suite gap. CREWBaltimore Outreach Committee has facilitated the award of $30,000 locally in scholarship funding to young women in university level education programs. When you register online for a CREW event, simply add any amount to the Greatest Needs Fund CREWBaltimore Campaign. No amount is too small. It all adds up to make a big difference. Thank you.  
    Our goal for CREW Foundation is to hit the chapter tri-fecta for the second year in a row!
  • 100% Board participation
  • $1,000 chapter donation to Foundation
  • 50% member participation (No amount is too small!)

CREW EVENTS

CREWBaltimore delivers content-rich programs that are informative and promote member to member business. We take pride in all the events we host each year. I encourage you to attend one of our Luncheons, CREW Connect gatherings, Construction Tours and Happy Hours. Please visit our website for the full calendar year of events. We know how valuable your time is so we hope you find value in our events. Remember to think, CREW First!

CREWBALTIMORE COMMITTEES

By participating in one of our committees, members are able to experience the utmost benefit of their membership. You’re making connections and building relationships while helping CREWBaltimore achieve its goals. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact me, Amy.Lacock@am.jll.com or President Elect Karyn Tasker at karyn.tasker@cohnreznick.com . You can also contact the committee chairs directly.

Sponsorship
Patty Lang
Vice President
Choice Plantings, Inc.
patty@choiceplantings.com

Programs
John Hutch
Principal
JP2 Architects
jhutch@JP2architects.com

Outreach
Polly Houck
Managing Partner
Absolute Service Industries
phouck@asicare.net

Membership
Karen Pecoraro
Director, Client Services
ATC Group Services, Inc.
karen.pecoraro@atcassociates.com

Public Relations
Lindsey Kiefer
Architect 
JP2 Architects
lkiefer@JP2architects.com

Finance
Joan Renner
Chief Financial Officer
The Brick Companies
jrenner@thebrickcompanies.com


CREW FIRST!

In closing, I look forward to an inspiring year of programs and events with CREWBaltimore. Please continue to think CREW First when the need for a professional service comes about, or you are asked to make a recommendation, or you are looking for a firm to partner with across the world. Remember we are an international organization with a lot of resources.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions, comments, concerns. My door is always open and my phone is always on! 

Warm Regards,
Amy M. Lacock
Vice President, Group Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle

2015 President’s Message

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK

2015 CREWBaltimore commercial real estate network president Karen Pecoraro

Karen Pecoraro, Director, Client Services, Cardno ATC and 2015 CREWBaltimore President

Karen Pecoraro

2015 CREWBaltimore President
Cardno ATC, Columbia, Maryland

2015 CREW First!

Welcome CREWBaltimore members, and join me in celebrating our 30th year anniversary! 2015 will be an exciting year filled with opportunities for YOU to get the most value out of your CREW membership.

CREWBaltimore Events

Kicking off the year with our annual State of the State Luncheon on January 22nd at the Center Club, come ready to network with the experts and learn about commercial real estate development trends in our region.

You don’t have to miss a CREWBaltimore event in 2015, simply visit the listing of events on our website and Save to Outlook. Throughout 2015, CREWBaltimore will deliver content-rich programs that are informative and promote member-to-member business. For Baltimore networking events in 2015, think CREW First!

In addition to the calendar of events you have come to expect, plan now to attend the 2015 Spring Leadership Summit at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore on June 18-19! This will be a great way for you to experience a national event and the professional development and networking opportunities available through CREW Network.

CREW Network Foundation

CREW Network Foundation, the philanthropic arm of our organization, is the only organization that dedicates its resources solely towards advancing women in the commercial real estate industry through research, career outreach, and scholarship. Through the Foundation, the CREWBaltimore Community Action Committee has facilitated the award of $30,000 locally in scholarship funding to young women in university level education programs. When you register online for a CREW event, simply add any amount to the Greatest Needs Fund CREWBaltimore Campaign. No amount is too small. It all adds up to make a big difference – thank you!

CREWBaltimore Committees

Participating on one of our committees is the best way to get to know other CREW members and to fully benefit from your membership, professionally and personally. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact me at karen.pecoraro@cardno.com, or Howard Sobkov, President-Elect, at howard@capexmanagement.com. You can also contact the Chairs and explore opportunities with their respective committees.

Sponsorship

Laurie Marino

Senior Vice President
Colliers International

Programs

Kristen Schrader

Business Development Manager
KBE Building Corporation

Community Action

Polly Houck

Managing Partner
Absolute Service Industries, Inc.

Membership

Dawn Rogers

Property Manager
Obrecht Commercial Real Estate

Public Relations

Candace Zang

Commercial Portfolio Manager
Susquehanna Bank

Finance

Joan Renner

Chief Financial Officer
The Brick Companies

CREW First!

In closing, I would like to leave you with one last thought, and that is CREW First! When you have a need for professional services, or you are asked for a recommendation, consider CREW First! Become an advocate for member-to-member business by seeking CREW members, locally and nationally, to provide their expertise to your organization.

Remember that you have full access to CREWbiz™, a proprietary business networking tool that makes it easy for you to find the business contacts you need and to promote your own expertise to nearly 9,000 CREW Network members across North America. Take a moment, fill out your profile, and make sure that CREW members can find YOU when your expertise is needed!

This year I hope to meet each one of you and learn more about your organization, expertise and interests. Please introduce yourself at the next CREWBaltimore event!

Sincerely,

Karen Pecoraro
karen.pecoraro@cardno.com

http://www.thebrickcompanies.com/

Board of Directors 2015

board of directors 2015

CREWBaltimore Board of Directors 2015

President

Karen Pecoraro, Cardno ATC

President-Elect

Howard Sobkov, Cap Ex Management Group

Secretary

Amy Lacock, Colliers International

Treasurer

Karyn Tasker, CohnReznick LLP

Past-President

Kim Hogan, Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc.

General Counsel

Michele Cohen, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.

Directors

Deborah Ford, University of Baltimore

Patty Lang, Choice Plantings, Inc.

Glenda Sanders, Sanders Designs

Dawn Sangley, PLDA Interiors

Kathleen Bands Schindler, My Cleaning Service, Inc.

2015 Committee Leadership

Programs Committee

Chair: Kristen Schrader, KBE Building Corporation

Co-Chair: Ally Happel, AlliedBarton Security Services

Public Relations Committee

Chair: Candace Zang, Susquehanna Bank

Community Action Committee

Chair: Polly Houck, Absolute Service Industries, LLC

Membership Committee

Chair: Dawn Rogers, Obrecht Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Sponsorship Committee

Chair: Laurie Marino, Colliers International

Finance Committee

Chair: Joan Renner, The Brick Companies