Member Spotlight- Nancy Ferrell


Nancy Ferrell, SVP, Northmarq

Nancy R Ferrell, SVP, Managing Director of the Baltimore Office of NorthMarq Capital. NorthMarq provides debt, equity and loan servicing to commercial real estate owners and investors.

How long have you been a CREW Member?

15+ years

What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to join CREWBaltimore?

Many years ago, I went to a CREW function and met several people.

List any CREWBaltimore positions held or committees you have been a part of.

Mainly a speaker/moderator for panel discussions including the annual CREW industry outlook.

In your experience, what makes CREW unique from other organizations?

It’s difficult to be unique with so many other functions but CREW keeps the content relevant and current.

How does CREWBaltimore support your career or leadership skills?  

Mainly meeting people at events.

Have you done business with another CREW member, locally or nationally?

Yes locally.

What advice do you have for women pursuing careers in CRE? Don’t differentiate, just do your job well and find mentors through CREW or through your company.

What do you think makes a good mentor and have you established any mentoring relationships through CREW? I have mentored in my company.  We have a women’s group in our company and we have quarterly calls in which anyone can discuss issues or successes or just mentorship questions.

What 3 business tips can you share with others? Keep your head down and work hard, ask for help and find a great mentor.

What is one trait you wish all female leaders could cultivate?


What is the biggest challenge you have faced in business and how did you overcome it? I was the only female producer in our office and the first in our company.  I learned to use my skills to cultivate clients and always took my then boss to meetings which helped me start client relationships back in the 1980’s.

What is your most significant accomplishment? Being a successful producer and being involved on boards – House of Ruth and an all-girls school.

What do you do in your spare time? Athletics- Tennis, Golf, Biking and Hiking.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Hallmark Channel 🙂