2023 President's Message

March 2, 2023
Hello CREW New York!

I’m so excited to start 2023 off with a calendar full of more in-person events. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Club 101 as lively as at our first 2023 luncheon with our members so eager to engage with both existing and prospective clients—and especially old friends.

We’ve all learned so much since the pandemic, most importantly that we’re strong as individuals but we’re stronger together. I’ve never seen a more important time to be connected to our colleagues within the ever-changing landscape of commercial real estate. CREW New York is here to support our members during uncertain times and we’re here to celebrate our members as they lead the way in commercial real estate deals within an ever-evolving market.

It's early in 2023 and we’ve already matched pre-pandemic membership retention rates and exceeded pre-pandemic sponsorship contributions. The high caliber of our members, along with increased sponsorship dollars, promises enhanced value to your CREW membership, as evidenced by the impressive lineup of events we have planned throughout this year.

Throughout the year we will be building on the Mission, Vision and Values that we redefined in 2022.
Mission: Lead the advancement of all women in New York’s commercial real estate.
Vision: Parity exists for all women in all ways in New York’s commercial real estate industry.
Core Values:
  • Collaboration: Collaboration; alliance and support
  • Integrity: Fairness, professionalism and transparency
  • Respect: For all people, perspectives, experiences and ideas
  • Welcoming: Inclusion, acceptance and access

These, coupled with the formal Strategic Plan initiative that we undertook in 2022, are setting CREW NY up for success in all aspects of commercial real estate.

I’m proud and honored to serve as your CREW NY 2023 Chapter President. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any board member should you have feedback or ideas for CREW NY. I’d like to close by thanking all our committed volunteers who serve on our committees and especially the 2023 Board of Directors for their commitment to serve the chapter. I couldn’t be prouder to call these women MY CREW.

With admiration,

Michelle M. DeCarlo
2023 President | CREW New York
Associate Partner |Jaros, Baum & Bolles