CREW Network Named 2021 Diversity Champion and 58 Members Garner Real Estate Forum Women of Influence Honors

July 30, 2021
Written by: CREW Network

Contact: Laura Lewis, CREW Network

Honorees include CREW Network President Tiffany English, President-Elect Barbi Reuter and Board Director Adrienne Bain

Lawrence, Kansas, USA (July 30, 2021) – CREW Network members garnered an unprecedented 58 Women of Influence honors from Real Estate Forum and's 28th annual awards program recognizing outstanding industry professionals. In addition, CREW Network was honored as a Diversity Champion for excellence in:

  • setting a precedent, not only in CRE but across the entire business community;
  • accelerating efforts to advocate for and support women and diversity;
  • understanding the benefits and the importance in offering diversity initiatives, such as gender inclusion programs, transparent hiring practices, engaging workshops, diverse employment goals, open discussions, and equal opportunities for advancement; and
  • prioritizing and championing gender equality

CREW Network members named 2021 Top Influences in their respective categories, listed with their companies and chapters, included:

Architect/Design Professional
Tiffany English, Qualcomm – CREW San Diego
Michelle Lerner, Konopatski, Baskervill – CREW Orlando
Jeana Renger, Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects – CREW San Diego

Broker/Intermediary – Debt & Equity Finance
Nancy Ferrell, NorthMarq – CREWBaltimore
Laura Gonzales, Franklin Street – CREW Jacksonville
Susan L. Hill, JLL – CREW Houston

Broker – Investment Sales
Andrea Howard, NorthMarq – CREW Charlotte

Broker – Landlord / Agency Representation
Terry Martin-Denning, NAI Horizon – AZCREW
Sara Terry, Colliers International – CREW Dallas

Broker – Tenant Representation
Deb Boucher, Cushman & Wakefield – Triangle CREW
Danielle L. Knudson, DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services – CREW Orange County
Nancy Morse, Newmark – CREW East Bay & Silicon Valley

Corporate Real Estate Executive
Karen Dick, Equifax – CREW Atlanta

CRE Consultant/Advisor
Lydia Bennett, Commercial Real Estate West Coast – CREW Seattle
Susan Hoffman, The Instant Group – CREW San Francisco
Carolyn L. Pianin, Arcturus Group – CREW New York
Naseem Wenzel, CohnReznick LLP – CREW Chicago

CRE Legal Counsel
Althea J. Broughton, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP – CREW Atlanta
Vicky Gunning, Locke Lord LLP – CREW Dallas
MaryBeth Heydt, DTO Law – CREW Los Angeles
Dusty E. Kirk, Reed Smith LLP – CREW Pittsburgh
Jennifer A. Marler, Guggenheim Partners Investment Management – CREW-St. Louis
Barbara A. Trachtenberg, DLA Piper – CREW Boston

Development Professional
Jody Walker Belsick, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. – CREW Seattle
Zelleka Biermann, City of Charlotte – CREW Charlotte
Sheila Byrne, The Habitat Co. – CREW Chicago
Stacey Kamps, Koch Development – CREW-St. Louis
Julie Kimble, KimbleCo – MNCREW
Elizabeth Teske, Dermody Properties – CREW Northern Nevada

Finance Executive
Adrienne Bain, Citizens Bank – CREW Charlotte & CREW-St. Louis
Barbara Mackin, EagleBank – CREW DC
Keegan Smith, Bright Realty – CREW Dallas

Investment Professional/Owner
Jordan Arriaga, Worth & Associates – CREW San Antonio
Carol Cline-Ong, MDL Group – CREW-Las Vegas
Kelli Fitzpatrick, VanTrust Real Estate – CREW Kansas City

Marketing/Communications Professional
Madelyne F. Kirch, Sun & Moon Marketing Communications – CREW New York

Property/Facility Manager
Jana W. Dolder, Northwood Office – CREW Charlotte
Cassie Lane, VanTrust Real Estate – CREW Kansas City
Tonya Link, Transwestern Real Estate Services – CREW Northern Virginia
Jennifer Staciokas, Western Wealth Communities – AZCREW
Mary Wilken, Insite Properties LLC – CREW Charlotte

Diversity Champions
Susan Bands, Marcus & Millichap – CREW New York
Barbara E. Champoux, Champoux Law Group PLLC – CREW New York
Rachele Downs, Downs Diversity Initiatives LLC – CREW Detroit
Jill Sharif, First American Title-National Commercial Services – CREW Boston

Jackie Knight, Ackerberg – MNCREW
Kristi Pearce-Percy, Cuschieri Horton Architects – CREW Silicon Valley
Barbi Reuter, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR – CREW Tucson

Char Fortune, Avison Young – CREW Atlanta
Bre’an Fox, FS Design Group – CREW San Diego
Misty Moore, JLL – CREW San Diego
Jennifer Nyquist, Columbia Residential – CREW Atlanta

Women to Watch
Amy Bradac, Bradac Co. – CREW San Francisco
Adriana Jaegerman, Stantec – CREW Miami
Emily Johnson, Taylor Johnson Public Relations – CREW Chicago
Barbara Oddo, Lincoln Property Co. – CREW Boston
Samantha Wallack, Blank Rome LLP – CREW New York
Liisa R. Warden, Baker Tilly – CREW DC

Women of Influence nominees were evaluated on the following criteria:

  • impact on, and reputation within, her firm and broader professional community;
  • professional career highlights, from deal making savvy and innovation to client satisfaction and personal growth;
  • a proven ability to achieve goals and display ingenuity in terms of creative thinking and problem solving;
  • dedication to furthering the development of her field and the role of women within it;
  • accomplishments and involvement in her company, the CRE industry and broader social community; and
  • personal commitment to the highest ethical standards, service and excellence.

View the digital version of Real Estate Forum's "Women of Influence" 2021 issue »

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