CREW Network Awards

Recognizing extraordinary leadership and success in commercial real estate

Through its recognition programs, including Impact Awards, CREW Catalyst Award, Distinguished Leaders and Circle of Excellence, CREW Network is providing a platform to recognize outstanding professionals in the commercial real estate industry.


2017 CREW Network Impact Award receipent Deborah Bauer with 2017 CREW Network Recognition Committee Chair Barbi Reuter


Impact Awards

The CREW Network Impact Awards recognize achievements of its members that are considered exceptional in the following categories: Career Advancement for Women, Economic and Community Improvement, Entrepreneurial Spirit, ESG Trailblazer, Member-to-Member Business, and Rising Star.

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CREW Catalyst award


CREW Catalyst Award

The CREW Catalyst Award honors industry leaders—both male and female—who are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in commercial real estate. This industry-wide award recognizes a senior-level executive who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to advancing women, serving as a catalyst for change in their company and throughout the industry.

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CEO Wendy Mann and 2017 CREW Network Distinguished Leader Karen Whitt


Distinguished Leader Award

Each year the CREW Network board of directors invites a select group of senior women in commercial real estate to speak at a roundtable discussion during the CREW Network Convention.

These Distinguished Leaders are influential women in the industry; demonstrated thought leaders and agents of change.

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CEO Wendy Mann awards the 2017 CREW Network Circle of Excellence award to Gail Ayers


Circle of Excellence Award

The Circle of Excellence Award is CREW Network’s top honor, which recognizes individuals and companies who consistently deliver excellence, and whose efforts advance the commercial real estate industry and show support for the organization's mission. Inductees demonstrate excellence, integrity and innovation, and serve as thought leaders, change agents and champions of diversity.

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CREW Network Award FAQ

Q — Are nominees automatically notified they have been nominated, or provided with a copy of the application upon submission?

A — No, nominees are not notified upon submission of an application. Nominators should consider working with the candidate to provide as detailed a submission as possible.

Q — When are recipients of the awards notified?  And when are those not selected notified?

A — Award recipients are approved by the CREW Network board of directors the week of the Spring Leadership Summit.  The week following the summit, all recipients are notified via phone. Those not selected will receive an email by the end of the week post-summit.

Q — Is there a nomination process for Distinguished Leaders and the Circle of Excellence?

A — No. Nominations for Distinguished Leaders and the Circle of Excellence are brought forth and appointed directly by the CREW Network board.

Q — Are self-nominations accepted for Impact and CREW Catalyst awards?

A — Yes! Self-nominations are encouraged.

Q — Who can submit nominations?

A — All members are encouraged to submit a nomination for Impact Awards and the Catalyst Award.  Only CREW members are eligible to receive one of the five Impact Awards. Membership is not required to receive the Catalyst Award.

Q — Is there a limit to how many nominations may be submitted by one person?

A — No. One person may submit multiple nominations. We do not recommend a group of people working together submit individual nominations for the same person or project. Multiple submissions for one nominee will not influence the judging process.

Q — May I submit after the deadline?

A — No. The deadline will not be extended under any circumstances. Therefore, it is recommended you plan ahead, prepare your answers in a Word document before accessing the online application, and submit early. This will alleviate last minute problems with technology or sudden conflicts.


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