About Us

With more than 100 members, CREW CT is the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Connecticut commercial real estate field. As part of CREW Network, the industry’s premier networking coalition, CREW CT is dedicated to advancing the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network’s membership of more than 11,000 professionals in over 75 major global markets represents all aspects of commercial real estate—providing our members with direct access to real estate professionals across all geographies and disciplines, around the globe.

Since 1987, originating as The Real Estate Exchange, CREW CT has connected commercial real estate professionals in the greater Hartford and New Haven areas, working together to:

  • Create a dynamic and supportive environment that promotes advancement through knowledge sharing and networking
  • Push the boundaries in every facet of commercial real estate through provocative dialogue among peers drawn from every discipline in the industry
  • Provide educational programs which directly affect your day-to-day work and promote real change
  • Encourage our members to be a force for activism and involvement in our communities.

CREW CT members are empowered by sharing their knowledge and experience with others in our community, while also learning from the insight and know-how of others. In growing and strengthening our network, we aim to create more opportunities for women in commercial real estate. Our members include men and women from the following professions:

Accountants, Appraisers, Architects, Asset Managers, Bankers, Consultants, Contract Designers, Corp. RE Executives, Developers/Builders, Educators, Institutional Investors, Investment Advisors, Lawyers, Leasing/Sales Professionals, Property Managers, and Title Insurers.

Our mission

CREW Network exists to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally.

Our history

Founded in 1987, CREW CT - The Real Estate Exchange is an organization dedicated to supporting and advancing the achievements of women in commercial real estate. It provides a networking, social and educational forum for Commercial Real Estate Professionals of every related field and discipline. It is the only commercial real estate organization in Connecticut where a cross section of professionals can network directly with other industry professionals.

Our Initiatives

Business Networking

Facilitating business networking and deal making among our multi-disciplinary membership is the cornerstone of our organization. We deliver impactful networking opportunities including three Leadership Summits and the CREW Network Convention and Marketplace annually. Members also have exclusive access to our CREWbiz technology platform, which serves as a membership directory, resource and referral center, personal marketing tool and app.

Industry Research

CREW Network is the world’s leading researcher on women in commercial real estate. Our industry research produces white papers annually and a benchmark study every five years, delivering data and action items to advance women in commercial real estate and positively impact the industry.

Leadership Development

Building effective leaders is key to advancing the commercial real estate industry. We dedicate significant resources to providing our members with high-level leadership development training and opportunities to serve on global boards and committees to develop and hone applicable leadership skills.

Career Outreach

CREW Network and our Foundation are committed to bringing more women into commercial real estate by creating programs that educate women and girls about the career opportunities available to them, supporting college-level commercial real estate education through scholarships, and providing mentorships to those new to the industry.

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