Fall President's Message

September 18, 2022

Fall President's Message





As we wrap up the summer and kick off fall, it has been a fantastic year for CREW East Bay!  I often hear that CREW East Bay is one of the best organizations and a leader in the CRE industry.  I give the credit for our reputation and all that we have accomplished to our Members, Sponsors, Committees, Chairs and Board of Directors.  As you can see it takes a CREW with passion, professionalism, and energy to support our organization.

We started the year with a vision for CREW East Bay to Build Together and we have done just that. We have had fantastic programs, tours, built connections, done business together, and always had each other’s back.  I want to share some of the things we have accomplished this year so far!

We have almost completed building the Girl Scouts Community Greenhouse, thanks to our generous donors, members, and the Holbrook GS Community Based Troops. The project will be showcased soon in an upcoming the newsletter.

We have officially launched the CREW East Bay’s first mentorship program!  The pilot program has been fantastic!  I would like to thank to our fearless leader, Tiffani Lorenz for making it happen!  Keep an eye out to apply for next year’s program!

We met the CREW Foundation Trifecta Challenge! Thank you to all who contributed to the CREW Network Foundation to support the advancement of women in commercial real estate. Currently, 55% of our membership has donated to the Foundation. The challenge is a fun way to increase participation, but the real goal is to fund scholarships and industry research. 

Mark your calendars for key events happening through the end of the year.

  • October 13th 5:30 -7:30 p.m. - What is the Outlook for 2023? A Joint event with the Financial Women of San Francisco at St Mary's College of California 
  • November 10th 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Multi-Chapter Networking Event at Mare Island Brewing, Co.
  • December 6th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - CREW East Bay Holiday Party - Details to be announced soon!

Lastly, I am thrilled to announce our 2023 board of Directors, click here to see the stellar 2023 Board of Directors the Governance committee developed for our future success. Thank you, 2022 Governance Committee for your dedication and hard work!

This year, we have built relationships in a culture where diversity is celebrated, and all are welcome and heard.   I have loved every minute serving as your CREW East Bay President, and I am appreciative of the opportunity to lead such a great organization.

Kelly Leanos
CREW East Bay President 2022