2022 CREW DC Awards

2022 Awards Presented by

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CREW DC Awards annually recognize individuals and companies who excel in commercial real estate. We focus on people making positive changes on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. We highlight people and companies making significant business deals and delivering exceptional projects in our metro area.

The 2022 Awards Event was held on December 1, 2022
at The Wharf



Emerging Leader:
Ashley Arbolino

Katie Wagner

Game Changer:
Geoffrey Stricker

Leader of Impact:
Jennifer Bognet

Raise Up Your Voice:
Heather Raspberry

Project Excellence:

Deal Making:
Gibson Dunn


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Individual Awards

CREW DC is creating an environment where any individual or group in commercial real estate feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued. An inclusive environment embraces difference and offers respect in words and actions so that all people can fully participate in CREW DC opportunities – including our Awards. We are proud to open our awards to all and we encourage all to apply.

LEADER OF IMPACT (CREW Member, senior level, more than 20 years of experience) 
This prestigious award recognizes a mid to senior level, highly successful leader who has broken multiple barriers in the commercial real estate industry. They have the authority and power to move the needle, respected for their company and industry accomplishments.  They have forged a path for the next generation of leaders. This leader has leveraged their network, encouraging others to pursue personal and professional opportunities to advance their careers.

CHAMPION (CREW Member, mid-level, 10 or more years of experience)
This award recognizes an outstanding mid-level professional who is not only excelling in their own career but provides support and encouragement to the professional development of others.  This champion demonstrates extraordinary talent within their organization and is paving the way for others to follow.  They are a tenacious leader in the commercial real estate industry, empowering and inspiring through mentorship, guidance and engagement with peers.

EMERGING LEADER (CREW Member, early career, fewer than 10 years of experience)
The Emerging Leader award recognizes an up-and-coming professional for their contributions and commitment to the industry. They have achieved much already, demonstrating outstanding professional accomplishments within their organization. They guide and inspire those around them.  This leader, from whom we anticipate big things, is a go-getter. A person we see blazing into the future with character, grit and a dedication to growth.

GAME-CHANGER (CREW Members and Nonmembers, senior level)
The Game-Changer Award recognizes a senior-level executive who has demonstrated a commitment to advancing women and under-represented groups, serving as a catalyst for change in their company and throughout the industry. The Game-Changer has a track record of implementing transformative programs in their organization such as cultural training, equity initiatives and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion with specific, concrete action in their companies.  

RAISE UP YOUR VOICE (CREW Members and Nonmembers)
Awarded to an individual who exemplifies a strong commitment to social, economic and political equity by raising up the voices of under-represented groups in commercial real estate.  They support movement toward equity through active engagement, education and policy reform to encourage diversity and reduce disparities. They are a voice for inclusivity on the pathway to more fair and just systems in our communities. This leader demonstrates the exceptional ability to motivate change, promoting equal opportunities for all. They are a distinguished individual exhibiting outstanding leadership and determination in the movement for equality.

Project Awards

PROJECT EXCELLENCE AWARD (CREW Member involvement required)
The Project Excellence Award recognizes a notable project that incorporates leading edge sustainability, health and wellness, and community engagement/community improvement. Designations like WELL Building, FITWELL, and LEED are a plus. The project should exemplify innovation in ESG principals (Environmental, Social, Governance) resourcefulness, collaboration, and industry best practices. Projects in this category include public or private sector mixed use, office, retail, multifamily (apartment, condominium), industrial or any combination thereof located in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Interiors, ground up development, renovations, adaptive re-use all qualify for consideration. The team may include CREW members from any of the Qualified Fields of Commercial Real Estate (see attached) as well as any other category of CREW membership. Submissions must demonstrate CREW member involvement. Project must have been completed between June 2021 and May 2022. 

PROJECT IMPACT (DEAL MAKING) AWARD (CREW Member involvement required)
The Project Impact (DEAL MAKING) Award recognizes a team where a project/deal  of significance engaged and involved multiple CREW members.  This deal is worthy of note for the degree of networking, collaboration and engagement of CREW members as well as its industry impact.   Projects/deals in this category include mixed use, office, retail, multifamily (apartment, condominium), industrial or any combination thereof located in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The team may include CREW members from any of the Qualified Fields of Commercial Real Estate (see attached) as well as any other category of CREW membership. Submissions must demonstrate CREW Member involvement.  Project or transaction must have been completed between June 2021 and May 2022.

Keys to a strong Award Submission:

Individual award submissions should include a professional bio or CV, and a narrative description of the nominee’s accomplishments/successes. You need to describe the way in which they fulfill the requirements of the award. You should include a professional headshot and links to the nominee’s Linked In and/or website bio. We strongly suggest you include the nominee’s input on their career and history, as well as input from others who can provide examples of the nominees accomplishments and successes. You should list those who contributed to putting the nomination together. Work together for a strong submission on behalf of your nominee.  

Project and Deal Making submissions must include a list of all CREW members involved in the project or deal, and the role they played with a link to their Linked In Profile or company website bio. You must include a narrative description of the project or deal. You may include marketing materials, but they alone are not sufficient. You must describe how this particular project or deal fulfills the requirements of the award. Project or Deal team members should work together to make a strong submission on their behalf.

Qualified Fields of Commercial Real Estate (QFCRE) are defined by CREW Network and include:

Asset Management
Business Dev. (100% CRE firm)
Commercial Insurance
Commercial Lending
Construction Mgmt/General Contracting
Corporate Real Estate
Cost Segregation
Economic Development
CRE Executive
Facility Management
Human Resources
Interior Design/Space Planning
Investment Management
Investor Relations
Land Surveying
Land Use Planning and Zoning
Market Research
Program/Project Management
Property Management
Public Sector
Quasi-Governmental Transportation and Port Authorities
Real Estate Development
Relocation Services
Risk Management

2021 Awards

The 2021 Award Event was held on December 2, 2021. Participants attended multiple in-person Watch Parties hosted by our sponsors.


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