CREW Portland's Committees work hard for you! From securing interesting and fun programs and events, to interacting with the community and seeking more ways to benefit members, committees make all this happen.
The single most-effective way for members to benefit from CREW is to become involved. Committee members have increased opportunities to meet other business professionals and further develop a presence in the community.
Forecast Breakfast Committee (2015)
Jo Economaki, U.S. Bank
Patti Moller, Perlo Construction
CorksCREW Wine Social Committee
Leslie Runckel, Tube Art Group
Marisol McAllister, Farleigh Wada Witt
Christina Chamberlain, Norris & Stevens
Jennifer Levy, Cascade Environmental Solutions
Erica Christensen, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler
Golf Tournament Committee
Julie Gibson, PSU - Center for Real Estate
Forecast Breakfast | January 9, 2015
The Forecast Breakfast is CREW Portland's premier annual event. It provides a forum for economist and real estate professionals to discuss current issues affecting the commercial real estate market and make predictions for the coming year. Attendance for this event usually tops 250 and draws press coverage. Commitee members arrange the speakers, coordinate the invitations and presentation, and work with the sponsorship committee to find sponsors for the event.
6-8 Committee Members. Commitment is June - January.
Committee Members: Jo Economaki (Co-Chair), Patti Moller (Co-Chair), Karen Soll, Michelle Franceschi, Vicki Rising, Kristin Hammond, Jennifer Levy, Rachael Diharce
Golf Tournament | August 13, 2015
This year's tournament will be a joint tournament with the Oregon/SW Washington CCIM Chapter again. It'll be held at Langdon Farms Golf Club. The committee members help secure sponsorships, raffle prizes and determine the tournament events.
6 Committee Members. Commitment is March - August.
Committee Members: Jessica Chisholm (Chair), Theresa Brakebush, Tara Kramer, Rob Hennis, Michelle McPherson, Erin Grodem, Steve Smith, Paul Watts
CorksCREW Wine Social | July 17, 2014
Last year's event was held at the Portland Art Museum. It featured wines chosen and poured by local wineries, along with food pairings prepared by a local caterer. Committee members are responsible for coordinating the menu, choosing suppliers, coordinating an email invitation and other marketing materials. They also work with the sponsorship committee to source sponsors for the event. This is a fun, social event and offers an opportunity to network with other members in an informal setting.
6 Committee Members. Commitment is January - June
Committee Members: Melissa Hayden (Chair), Jo Economaki, Angela Sheehan , Christina Chamberlain, Christina Baker, Jamie Asher, Jennifer West, Erika Hawkins
The membership committee works to recruit and retain CREW members and to promote CREW. Committee members are responsible for hosting welcome lunches for new members, calling new members to welcome them and to encourage them to become involved in a committee. They greet attendees at monthly luncheons as they arrive and help people feel welcome. They also plan several events through out the year including member only social events and the committee appreciation luncheon. They also focus on retention by calling members annually to encourage them to renew.
6-8 Committee Members for Membership, year 'round commitment.
Membership Committee: Leslie Runckel (Chair), Karen Davis, Nancy Carkin, Luauna Dean, Rebecca Liddell, Trina Headley, Jessica Woodruff
The marketing committee writes recaps of monthly luncheons, member profiles, and works to get CREW Portland recognized within the local commercial real estate industry.
6-8 Committee Members for Marketing, year 'round commitment.
Marketing Committee: Marisol McAllister (Chair) Michelle Franceschi, Lynn Beadling, Catherine Stacy, Melissa Wall, Jackie Safko, Paul Watts, Brenda Mejdell, Veronica Lee, Jodi Prentice
Social Media Sub-Committee: Susanne Orton, Jessica Stanton, Jamee Asher, Ashley Thurkow
The programs committee is responsible for brainstorming program ideas, securing speakers and writing up the information for the lunch notice. Committee members gain additional visability by introducing speakers or moderating programs.
8 Committee Members. Year 'round commitment.
Committee: Christina Chamberlain (Co-Chair), Jennifer Levy (Co-Chair), Trish Nixon, Nancy Heer, Kathleen Buono, Jeni Meyer, Steve Smith, Angela Sheehan
The sponsorship committees main focus is securing luncheon sponsors. They also help the individual committees secure sponsors if needed.
4-6 Committee Members. Year 'round commitment.
Committee: Erica Christensen (Chair) Elissa Looney, Peggy Neikirk, Jennifer Beattie, Janice Edberg
CREW Portland provides an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Portland State University student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development program. The scholarship aims to promote students who have an interest in the field of Commercial Real Estate and demonstrate strong scholastic achievements. The goal of CREW is to support and nurture future leaders in the commercial real estate field.
The awards committee tracks the transactions that are completed by two or more CREW members networking together. CREW members submit on a monthly basis information related to each transaction they complete involving other CREW members. These monthly submissions are used as the basis to determine three annual CREW awards that are given each year; Member of the Year, Deal of the Year, and Networking Award.
Committee: Julie Gibson (chair)