What is the difference between CREW Network and CREW East Bay membership?
CREW East Bay is an affiliate organization of CREW Network. Therefore, a member of CREW East Bay is also a member of CREW Network. This global Network is comprised of over 74 affiliate organizations with a total membership of more than 10,000 CRE professionals; CREW East Bay is our local “chapter.”
While the overall purpose and goals of CREW East Bay reflect those of CREW Network, CREW East Bay has its own unique structure allowing it to meet the needs of the East Bay membership. CREW East Bay uses CREW Network’s standard qualified fields of commercial real estate (QFCRE) to guide its membership criteria and experience prerequisite, and determines its own dues, programs and member activities.
How often do you meet? What is the time commitment for membership?
CREW East Bay typically holds a luncheon or tour approximately twice each quarter, and these events are open to the public. In addition, we host a number of events exclusively open to members, including leadership events, networking and cocktail events, educational lunch and learn events, Dine-Arounds, members-only tours, and other special events.
We encourage members to get involved on a committee to help maximize their membership experience. Committee participation can vary, but each committee normally has a one-hour meeting or conference call once a month.
What are the membership categories?
CREW East Bay has six categories of membership for which new members can apply, differentiated by the individual's area of expertise and years of experience:
General Members must have at least 5 consecutive years full-time commercial real estate experience.
Associate Members have less than 5, but more than 2, consecutive years full-time commercial real estate experience.
Affiliate Members must have at least 5 consecutive years full-time experience in a profession which supplies service or physical products related to commercial real estate (e.g. roofing, carpeting, landscaping, painting, office furniture, etc.).
Civic Members must be involved in local or regional government, other public agencies, or not-for-profit organizations related to commercial real estate.
Student Members must be enrolled full-time in a college or university program pursuing education intended to lead to a career in commercial real estate.
Members in Transition must have formerly met the qualifications for a General Member.
What is the application process?
If you are interested in joining CREW East Bay, you can download an application from our website.
Email your completed application, along with credit card payment information, to CREWeastbayoffice@gmail.com. If submitting a check, mail the application and check to CREW Network, 1201 Wakarusa Dr Ste D, Lawrence, KS 66049.
The CREW East Bay Board of Directors will review all applications at their monthly meeting and approve those applicants who qualify for membership.
How much does membership cost?
All applicants pay a one-time, non-refundable $25 application fee.
Annual membership dues for General, Associate or Affiliate Members are $320. Student and Members-in-Transition pay a reduced annual amount.
Applicants joining after June 30th pay a discounted dues rate for the balance of the year.
Is my membership transferrable?
No. Memberships are based on an individual's qualifications and years of experience, therefore memberships are not transferrable to other people (even within the same company).