CREW Network Adds West Michigan Chapter

October 30, 2018
Written by: CREW Network

CREW Network board welcomes new chapter. (L-R) CREW Network Immediate Past President Alison Beddard, CREW Network President Tara Piurko, CREW West Michigan President-Elect Cathy Bronkema, CREW West Michigan President Anne Ficeli, and CREW Network President-Elect Holly Neber.


Contact: Laura Lewis, CREW Network

Lawrence, Kan. (Oct. 30, 2018) – Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network has added a chapter in West Michigan, expanding its presence to 75 markets and reaching more than 11,000 members worldwide.

Delegates representing CREW Network chapters unanimously voted to add CREW West Michigan on Oct. 17 at the 2018 CREW Network Fall Leadership Summit in San Diego, Calif. The chapter will promote commercial real estate business opportunities for its members and provide industry networking, education and career outreach in the West Michigan market.

In early 2017, discussions about CREW Network affiliation in West Michigan began. Organizers soon agreed to capitalize on the benefits and resources from CREW Network’s global network and to apply for chapter membership.

Over the past year, West Michigan leaders met with representatives from CREW Detroit, CREW-OKC, and CREW Network, and attended the CREW Network Spring Leadership Summit in Cleveland. Throughout this process, they discovered many professionals who were previously members of other CREW Network chapters and had a passion for helping start the chapter in West Michigan. The new chapter encompasses commercial real estate professionals from the Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Kalamazoo and Lansing markets. Chapter membership now stands at 32.

“The formal start to this organization owes a lot to the West Michigan commercial real estate industry and groups that have come before us,” said Anne Ficeli, CREW West Michigan President. “It’s an energetic and connected field. By creating CREW West Michigan, we are now globally connected and looking forward to bringing more resources to our region.”

The chapter will host a networking happy hour on Nov. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Eastern) at Uccello's in downtown Grand Rapids. Commercial real estate professionals interested in joining CREW West Michigan may attend the event or contact:

Anne Ficeli
(616) 862-5324

Cathy Bronkema
(312) 803-5693


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