CREW DC is thrilled to host our 2020 Awards virtually, on Wednesday, December 2.  Our theme for the year is “Raise Up Your Voice” – to increase the visibility of members, sponsors and stakeholders in commercial real estate.  In 2020, we introduced an expanded awards program focused on recognizing individuals and companies who are making positive changes in our industry on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as those who have pivoted their business to adapt to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our industry.  

We thank our Chapter Sponsors for their continuing support of CREW DC and its mission to transform commercial real estate through the advancement of women and creation of a more diverse workforce. Save the Date: Winners will be announced on Wednesday December 2, 2020.

Call for entries closed on September 23, 2020.

2020 CREW DC Virtual Event // Produced & Sponsored by TTJ Productions

Individual Awards

Woman of Impact (CREW Members only, female, senior level, +/- 20+ years of experience) – This award recognizes a senior level, highly successful woman who has broken multiple barriers in the commercial real estate industry. She has the authority and power to move the needle, is respected for her accomplishments within her organization and within the industry and has forged a path for the next generation of leaders. This woman has leveraged her network to encourage other women to pursue personal and professional opportunities to advance their careers in the commercial real estate industry. 

Champion (CREW Members only, female, mid-level, +/- 10-20 years of experience) - This award recognizes an outstanding mid-level professional who is not only excelling in her own career but provides support and encouragement to the professional development of others.  This woman demonstrates extraordinary talent within her organization and is paving the way for others to follow.  She is a tenacious leader in the commercial real estate industry who empowers and inspires through mentorship, guidance and engagement with her peers.  

Emerging Leader (CREW Members only, female, young professional, +/- 10 years of experience) - The Emerging Leader award recognizes an up-and-coming professional, for her valued contributions and commitment to the industry. This woman has shown exemplary achievements and demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments within her organization and actively works to guide and inspire those around her. This woman, from whom we anticipate big things, has distinguished herself as a go-getter with a unique outlook on the industry; a woman we see blazing into the future with character, grit and a dedication to growth.

Game-Changer (Open to CREW Members and Non-Members, male, senior level) – The Game Changer Award recognizes a senior level, professional male in the industry who has demonstrated a commitment to fostering the careers and promoting the advancement of women in the commercial real estate industry. 

Company/Team/Individual Awards 

Pivot Award (CREW Members Only) – Awarded to a company or team who has efficiently and successfully adapted their standard operating procedures in response to the COVID-19 Health crisis.  This company/team has developed innovative solutions and initiatives to keep employees, service teams, contractors, tenants, guests and/or communities safe. They have demonstrated excellence in COVID awareness practices, developed effective safety protocols and provided an environment that best responds to CDC Guidelines. This can be awarded to a company or team for strategy development and implementation at their firm, a specific building, a specific project or portfolio/project wide. 

Raise Up Your Voice Award (Open to CREW Members and Non-Members) – Awarded to a company, team or individual who has exemplified a strong commitment to social, economic and political equity.  The company/team/individual has supported the equality movement through active engagement, education and policy reform to encourage diversity and reduce racial disparities. They have become a voice for inclusivity on the pathway to more fair and just systems in our communities. This leader has demonstrated the exceptional ability to motivate change, making valuable contributions to the movement, to promote the right for equal opportunities for all. This award is given to a distinguished company/team/individual exhibiting outstanding leadership and determination in the movement for equality.

Project Award

Project Excellence Award (a least one CREW Members must be actively involved on the project team) – The Influential Project Award recognizes a project/project team that demonstrated excellence in placemaking, deal making, interiors, or marketing. The team successfully worked together on a CRE development/redevelopment, major renovation, transaction, interiors project, or marketing campaign that exemplifies excellence in functionality, aesthetics, resourcefulness, collaboration, and/or industry best practices. Projects in this category include mixed use, office, retail, multifamily, apartment, condominium or any combination thereof located in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The team may include architects/designers/construction managers/general contractors/furniture sources, landlord broker/agent, tenant broker/agent, seller broker/agent, buyer broker/agent, bank officer, mortgage banker, in-house professionals or other professionals, including attorneys, accountants, valuation and title experts, etc. Project or transaction must have been completed between June 2018 and May 2020.