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CREW New York set to serve up blockbuster convention

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) New York will host more than 1,300 industry professionals and influencers at the 2016 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace, being held October 19 through 22 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Helena Durst
Helena Durst

Among those participating in panels and offering in-depth overviews of the city and their projects in pre-convention learning excursions on Tuesday, October 18, are Helena Durst, Chief Administrative Officer of The Durst Organization, offering a tour of “Three Durst Skyscrapers of the Future.”

Other speakers include Ric Clark, Senior Managing Partner and Chairman, Brookfield Property Group/Brookfield Property Partners, Kenneth Himmel, President and CEO of Related Urban; Joseph Moinian, Founder and CEO of Moinian Group, and Thomas Prendergast, Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in a panel discussion of Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history.

Ric Clark
Ric Clark

“These sessions provide a dramatic and informative introduction to our City,” says 2016 CREW New York President, Theresa Garelli, Counsel, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, New York Land Services Division.

“Attending one of the excursions is a wonderful way to jumpstart networking and kick off three days of educational sessions and business development opportunities for commercial real estate professionals from around North America while highlighting some of the our city’s most transformational and influential projects.”

On Friday, October 21, the conference will host additional excursions including: a tour of Manhattan’s food halls at Chelsea Market, Le District at Brookfield Place (pictured top) and Eataly at Westfield World Trade Center; and an overview of Lower Manhattan’s revival.

Admiral William McCraven
Admiral William McCraven

The overall convention theme will focus on “IMPACT”—in your career, industry and world. Featured general session speakers include: Mary Ann Tighe, CEO of CBRE’s New York Tri-State Region; Amy Cuddy, best-selling author and Harvard Business School professor and social psychologist; Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest and past CEO of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; and Admiral William H. McRaven, University of Texas System Chancellor and leader of the Special-Ops raid that took down Osama bin Laden. Panels throughout the three days will focus on such topics as hot trends in industrial development; urban redevelopment; multifamily and senior housing; and public/private partnerships. View the complete schedule here.

This is the first CREW Network Convention and Marketplace to be held in New York City, and is projected to be the largest gathering of members in the organization’s 27-year history. Not coincidentally, the dates of the meeting coincide with the 15th anniversary of the formation of CREW Network’s first New York chapter NYCREW.

Comprised of more than 10,000 members, CREW Network is the industry’s premier business networking organization dedicated to advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. CREW New York, a chapter of CREW Network, is local host of this year’s event. Premier lead sponsors of the event are: Camden, CBRE, CREW New York, Cushman & Wakefield, Greystar, JLL, Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright, Savills Studley, Stantec, Transwestern, Walmart Realty and Wells Fargo.

The convention is open to both CREW Network members and non-members. To learn more about the convention or for onsite registration instructions, please visit the event website.

Visit CREW Network at www.crewnetwork.org.

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