Lawrence, Kansas, USA – Five commercial real estate leaders have been appointed to the 2023 CREW Network Foundation board of directors, which will be led by Gillian Lawrence, General Manager of Land Development, Remington Development Corporation. She is the first Canadian to serve as CREW Network Foundation Chair.
“CREW Network Foundation is transforming the future of commercial real estate by funding college scholarships, career outreach programs, and important industry research that advances women,” Lawrence said. “The Foundation’s success and reach continues to grow year after year, and the impact advances careers and changes lives. I am honored to lead this board and guide our continued success in 2023 as the Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary.”
As General Manager of Land Development, Lawrence’s key responsibilities include due diligence, concept planning, government and industry relations and negotiations, and oversight of land use, subdivision, and engineering design approvals for Remington’s real estate development projects. She is a member of the CREW Calgary chapter, a CREW Visionary, and has served on the CREW Calgary and CREW Network global board of directors.
“CREW Network Foundation is the key to industry success through building a more diverse talent pipeline into commercial real estate,” said CREW Network CEO and Foundation President Wendy Mann. “For the last 25 years, in partnership with our leadership, chapters and donors, we have been the leader in bringing women into the industry and supporting and advancing them throughout their careers."
Joining Lawrence on the 2023 CREW Network Foundation board are the following newly appointed CREW Network Champion Directors:
CREW Network Foundation volunteer leaders continuing their service in 2023 are:
Vice President, BentallGreenOak
CEO/President, Koch Development Co.
Co-Founder, Envoie Projects LLC
CREW New York
Vice President, Global Real Estate, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate, Central Bank
Claire Roberts – Vice Chair
(Immediate Past Chair)
Vice President, Colliers
Barbi Reuter – Immediate CREW Network Past President
CEO and Principal, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR
Laura Barbero-Buffa - Director
Business Development, BASE Consultants
Melissa Kroskie - Director
Yesenia Marili Smith - Director
National Director of Learning & Development, Transwestern
CREW San Antonio
Jennifer Mazawey - Director
Partner, Genova Burns LLC
About CREW Network and CREW Network Foundation
CREW Network is the premier business network dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. CREW Network members comprise more than 12,000 professionals in 75+ markets worldwide and represent all disciplines of commercial real estate.
CREW Network Foundation, incorporated in 1998 as the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of CREW Network, is the sole foundation dedicating its resources to support the mission of CREW Network while building opportunities for women and girls in commercial real estate.