About Us

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) New York is dedicated to the advancement of professional women in commercial real estate through networking, education and leadership development.

To experience the power of women in real estate, you need to experience CREW New York.

With approximately 250 members, CREW New York is the leading organization for professional women in commercial real estate in New York City. Our membership, drawn from all levels of experience in virtually every discipline in the industry, provides a lively, non-competitive environment of provocative interaction, exchanges of information, business referrals and professional and personal growth.

Since 1978, CREW New York has been opening minds and doors in the real estate industry for women professionals. Our association:

  • creates a dynamic and supportive environment that promotes leadership, acknowledgement and advancement through knowledge sharing and networking
  • continually innovates to deliver one of the industry’s richest and most varied programs of luncheons, seminars, networking events, tours and other endeavors
  • seeks to enhance industry knowledge with programs focused on current news and top-level speakers and moderators
  • provides opportunities to make a difference in the lives of economically-disadvantaged women and children as well as support outstanding students in higher educational institutions studying real estate and related disciplines.


CREW New York is not only the largest organization for professional real estate women, but also the one with the highest profile and greatest longevity. Innovative, visionary, and vital, we are dedicated to providing education and networking opportunities at the highest level of industry experience.

The first-founded organization for commercial real estate women in the United States, CREW New York offers the industry’s richest programs, including monthly luncheons with high level speakers, tours of new and iconic buildings, seminars with industry leaders and networking cocktail parties, as well as exclusive “members-only” networking events. Our CREW New York Foundation Committee provides members the opportunity to make a difference through scholarship and charitable endeavors, benefiting disadvantaged women in our community.

Visionary, innovative and influential, CREW New York represents the full spectrum of commercial real estate disciplines, providing our member’s connection to qualified professionals to develop business opportunities and complete the deal.

As a chapter of CREW Network, CREW New York also provides our members with direct access to 10,000 real estate professionals in 74 major global markets.

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Our mission

To build a powerful network of professionals dedicated to the advancement of women in Commercial Real Estate.

Our history

In 1978, a handful of pioneering women realized that in an industry where the man to woman ratio was 100-to-1 and existing real estate organization requirements included being a male, there was an extraordinary need for a forum and meeting place for women commercial real estate professionals. Against great odds, these pioneering women created the first association for women real estate professionals in New York City and the United States.  Today, that organization, now CREW New York, continues to honor its powerful vision and heritage through their unrelenting, multi-faceted support of women in commercial real estate.

Our Initiatives

Business Development

Facilitating business networking and deal making among our multi-disciplinary membership is the cornerstone of our organization. We deliver impactful networking opportunities including three Leadership Summits and the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace annually. Members also have exclusive access to our CREWbiz technology platform, which serves as a membership directory, resource and referral center, personal marketing tool and app.

Industry Research

CREW Network is the world’s leading researcher on women in commercial real estate. Our industry research produces white papers annually and a benchmark study every five years, delivering data and action items to advance women in commercial real estate and positively impact the industry.

Leadership Development

Building effective leaders is key to advancing the commercial real estate industry. We dedicate significant resources to providing our members with high-level leadership development training and opportunities to serve on global boards and committees to develop and hone applicable leadership skills.

Career Outreach

CREW Network and our Foundation are committed to bringing more women into commercial real estate by creating programs that educate women and girls about the career opportunities available to them, supporting college-level commercial real estate education through scholarships, and providing mentorships to those new to the industry.

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