February 2016  |  Newsletter

Starting the New Year Right
Thanks to all who were able to attend our first event of the year on January 27. Nearly 100 people attended and enjoyed the panel discussion about developments in towns along the I-91 corridor. Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, garnered our organization news coverage when he broke the news that an interim casino within the Sheraton Hartford Hotel would be possible if that were the selected site for the casino.

Jennifer Marks PhotoJennifer Marks, President

Blue Ribbon Award Nominations due March 1
Dinner and Awards Showcase April 27

We are looking forward to a record number of entries for our 21st annual award program, honoring the best of Connecticut’s 2015 real estate accomplishments. Deadline for nominations is March 1. Both members and nonmembers may nominate projects in one of seven categories. Click here for nomination details. Please mark your calendar now for the award dinner and program on April 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hartford South in Rocky Hill. Reservations for individual or table tickets will be available by March 1.

January Program
Our January 27 program highlighted developments along the I-91 corridor from Enfield to Hartford. Featured economic development expert panelists were, from left to right: Kevin Dillon, Connecticut Airport Authority, Jim Burke, Town of Windsor, Courtney Hendricson, CERC, Becky Nolan, MetroHartford Alliance, and Patrick McMahon Towns of Windsor Locks and Suffield. See event pictures.

27Jan16 PhotoJanuary Program Panel

Member News
Shirley Harpool, Principal/Managing Principal at Harpool Commercial Realty in Ansonia, has been elected chairperson of Governance of the CCIM National Board for 2016.

Members on the Move
Immediate past president, Janet L. Wheeler is now Manager, Space Planning and Utilization in the University of Hartford – Facilities Group. In her new role, she will facilitate a new space management system to be used as a basis for future planning of the campus, as well as other initiatives and projects. Her new contact information:, 860-768-7927 office, 860-306-3775 mobile, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117

President elect Courtney Hendricson, has moved to the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) as Vice President of Municipal Services. She will lead a department providing a wide range of services to cities and towns which need economic development assistance but are without staff. Her new contact information:, 860-571-6219 office, 860-833-4831 mobile, 805 Brook Street, Bldg. 4, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

CREW CT: The Network That Works
Member Profile: Colleen Sheridan

Since relocating from New York City to Connecticut five years ago, Colleen Sheridan has already made her mark here. Her position as Senior Vice President at RM Bradley is ideal as her entire career has been in commercial real estate. Her specialties include investment sales, disposition of surplus corporate properties, sale leaseback transactions and tenant representation throughout the Tri-State Area. She says she particularly likes buildings that are “complicated” and has lots of experience with historic structures.

Colleen Sheridan Photo
Collen Sheridan
Senior VP, RM Bradley

Your News
Each month, we will feature news sent to us about member promotions, new jobs, honors and awards and anything else wonderful that has happened to you or your company. Please let your marketing directors know to include us on press releases.

Future Member Profiles:
If the CREW CT network has been helpful to you, we would enjoy featuring your story in a future issue of the newsletter.

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March 2, 2016
February 18, 2016
Blue Ribbon Awards
CREWs Day:
Healthy, Happy & Hip!
More + Register >
  Networking, all welcome.
Dish Bar & Grill 900 Main St, Hartford
5:30-8:00 pm
Free, no registration required, just show up!
  Entries Due March 1, 2016
Event April 27, 2016
More >

Thanks to Our Current 2016 Sponsors!


BL Companies

CohnReznick LLP

Community Investment Corporation (CIC)

First Niagara Foundation

Hutensky Capital Partners

The Fidelity Family of Title Insurers:
Chicago Title / Commonwealth Land Title / Fidelity National Title

The Simon Konover Company

Whittlesey and Hadley, P.C.


Fuss & O'Neill, Inc.

Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc.

McCarter & English, LLP


Peabody Office



Bligh Graphics, LLC
Burke Reprographics LLC /
CBRE New England
Clohessy, Harris & Kaiser Architects, LLC
Cohn Birnbaum & Shea P.C.
Colliers International
Halloran & Sage LLP
Hinckley Allen
Interscape Commercial Environments
KBE Building Corporation
MetroHartford Alliance
Murtha Cullina LLP
Performance Environmental Services
Red Thread
Robinson + Cole, LLP
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.


More Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Contact: Janet Wheeler

Become a CREW Member TODAY! Conact: Kelsey Rath

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