CREW East Bay - President's Message - May 2021

May 17, 2021
Written by: CREW East Bay

CREW East Bay - President's Message - May 2021


CREW East Bay Members,

I can’t believe we are halfway through the second quarter of the year. Talk about good news! Now that more people have been vaccinated, the CDC has just announced fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks or social distance, the momentum in commercial real estate should continue to pick up. Consumers are increasingly returning to the ways they used to shop, travel and work before the pandemic. 

We just had the signature “Elevate” event last week. I want to give a big “Thank you” to all the volunteers, The Registry and other CREW Bay Area Chapters for putting together this virtual event.  We appreciate all the hours the volunteers put into planning the event, the speakers were fantastic, great awards, and good networking sessions!  Speaking of awards, please reach out to Joe Williams, Package Unit Pros and Daniel Mai, Novateck our very own CREW East Bay members who were both chosen as finalists for the “Elevate Award” which recognizes a man that empowers, inspires, mentors and/or sponsors women in the commercial real estate industry. CREW East Bay also celebrated the chapter’s “Most Valuable Member” (MVM) for 2020 which was given to Malinder K. Bhan, JP Morgan Chase for all of her contributions to our organization and the “Connector Award” for 2020 which was given to Pamela Pucci, Old Republic Title, she is an amazing connector.

The CREW Network Spring Leadership Summit is fast approaching on June 10th & 11th, in St. Louis, Missouri. It is a hybrid event, so you can attend live (only 25 spaces still remaining) or virtually. This unique learning opportunity is open to all chapter leaders and members who want to increase their abilities as board leaders as well as advance their careers through leadership development workshops. You can register on the CREW East Bay Website.

We are excited to have our first in person (outdoor) event of the year. The CREW East Bay Leadership Event is coming up on June 15th, it will be at Wood Family Vineyards in Livermore. If you have ever thought about being more involved in the chapter, this is the event you should attend!  Registration will open soon. The event will be subsidized by the chapter so attendees will only pay a $25.00 registration fee. I hope you can attend to learn more about the path to leadership.

Coming up, on June 30th we have another signature Tri-Chapter DEI Initiative event featuring Jennifer Cantero, from Sensiba San Filippo speaking about “The intersection of Real Estate and Sustainability”. Registration is now open.

In the next few weeks, we will be sending out a short concise Survey Monkey to membership to gauge how members feel about resuming live monthly luncheons in September and attending a Holiday party in December. So please keep an eye out, we want to hear from you.

CREW Network Foundation, I am excited to share that our Chapter has met two of the three qualifiers for the Chapter Challenge Trifecta. The three challenges are 100% of board makes an individual donation, DONE; Chapter donated $1000, DONE, we need at least 50% of membership to donate at least $25.00, as of today we are at 19% of our membership. PLEASE  HELP OUR CHAPTER BE RECOGNIZED AS A LEADER IN SUPPORTING AND ADVANCING WOMEN IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE. BE A LEADER. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE DONATE TODAY. If you donate $50 or more you will receive a CREW Bling pin!!

I am excited about the possibility of seeing many of you in the upcoming months and getting back to our great live events soon!

As we continue the year with the theme of CONNECTIONS, I encourage all of members of CREW East Bay to get involved in committees, attend events, and stay connected. We need and want to hear your voice.

Marilyn Hansen
2021 CREW East Bay President