President’s Message

August 23, 2022

Connecting with Our Global CREW

I used to think attending CREW Network Convention wouldn’t be relevant because my firm is focused exclusively in the Metro DC area.  My mind was changed in 2017.  Because I was in Houston for personal reasons that year, I attended Convention.  The experience altered my outlook completely, and I haven’t missed a Convention since.  CREW Network Convention is entirely relevant to my business in DC, providing connections I need, knowledge I value and inspiration that’s essential to continue providing my professional and personal best.

If you’re looking for a way to connect with other CREW members from the DC chapter and across the globe, I encourage you to attend the 2022 CREW Network Convention in Chicago, September 21st through 23rd.  Convention offers an opportunity like no other to gain the connections, professional development and industry insights that will help you advance your career.  CREW Network brings together more than 1,200 CRE professionals across all sectors of the industry and provides a platform for you to expand your network and explore new business opportunities.  CREW DC already has more than 50 of our members registered to attend.  Participating in the Convention is an investment in you, your career and your company.  

Registration for Convention is still open Act now – the discounted hotel block closes 9/2. 

Need help making the case to your company to pay for Convention? Use this template to ask your company leadership for support. Every year I come away with valuable knowledge, new industry connections, inspiration and energy.  You can too.

Whether you attend Convention or not, did you know that you can volunteer to work on a Network level Committee?  Doing so is a spectacular opportunity to build your business connections.  There are several committees to choose from.  Take a look to see what may match your skills and interests.  On a CREW Network committee, you meet other members, share in a common goal to support the organization’s work and build your leadership skills and knowledge.  I have served on the CREW Network Audit Committee, Recognition Committee and Nominating Committee.  Every one of these experiences has been  rewarding, impactful and enabled me to build relationships with amazing women across the network that I wouldn’t have met otherwise.  Apply to CREW Network Committees here.  Applications close on Monday, September 26th. I strongly encourage you to apply.

My CREW includes everyone in CREW DC and CREW Network. Your CREW can too.  If you want to know more, please follow the links above or reach out to me.  Hope to see you in Chicago next month!


Stephanie Duncan - CREW DC President
Chief Operating Officer, Stonebridge
duncan@stonebridge.us.com