YESTERDAY WITH THE CREW AND NRC
Want to get a jump start on upcoming deals? Meet the major New York City players at one of our upcoming events!
|Mother Nature threatened all day, but the clouds cleared for NYCREW and AREW’s joint fall networking event last night at the Shelburne’s RARE View Rooftop Lounge. Over 130 CREW members (and a few brave men) got to leave the umbrellas at home.|
|Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Faith Hope Consolo (right, with Jones Lang’s Ellen Herman and Caran Properties’ Rebecca Mason, AREW prez) tells us that everyone’s working too hard, but deals are closing. We’re in the most interesting times, she says, with every day a new learning curve—welcome to the new normal. Soon up for AREW: a September 23 breakfast seminar on green with Newmark Knight Frank’s Eric Gural, TSC Design’s Steve Bitterman, and Haworth’s Robert Garrity.|
|NYCREW president-elect Sharon Khurdan, The Community Development Trust’s Joan Berkowitz, Deena Baikowitz, Ferzan Robbins & Associates’ Liz Muskat, and JLL’s Hilary Thomas have a lot to prepare for. On October 22, the chapter is holding a panel discussion on commercial leasing—particularly what not to do in this market. It caps a day of career education and mentoring for the Youth Empowerment Mission’s Blossom Program for Girls. Separately, super-networker Deena will be hosting a workshop on “Halloween Horrors”—confronting your fears of talking to strangers, speaking in public, and other things that go bump in the night.|
|Edelman Leather’s Deirdre Fenlon, Mogull Realty’s Stacy Kelz, WB Wood’s Laurie Hutner, Ted Moudis Associates’ Lucy Carter, and Herman Miller’s Victoria Protheroe. It’s back to school for these women, they say, and they’ve got a lot of homework to do—the market is now back to basics. Deirdre and Laurie tell us that clients are all about high quality and low cost when budgeting. Lucy tells us her firm just expanded its Chicago office with the addition of Paul Darby as director. (Bisnow’s in the Windy City, too!)|
|Syska Hennessey Group’s Craig Kalle and Tishman Construction’s Jeffrey Brown, here with Perkins+Will’s Debra Cole and CUH2A’s Mary Williamson, tell us the group's ladies—especially those in construction—are a force to be reckoned with. Debra, offering no objection, tells us she’s happy September has rolled around again and everyone’s back in the market—and this is even after spending two weeks in Florence and Venice. We’re not sure we’d have come back! (More photos)|