|Benefits of Committee Participation
Committees within CREW- Los Angeles provide a casual forum for working closely with other CREW members and an opportunity to get to know the many leaders of the commercial real estate industry, the media and the Los Angeles business community at large. Each committee has identified goals, objectives and responsibilities, which provide a platform for member education and networking.
As a CREW-Los Angeles member, you will have the unique opportunity to work on a committee that compliments your area of expertise or to step out of your comfort zone and learn new areas of specialization. The commitment of time and effort to a CREW-Los Angeles committee builds strong relationships with other CREW- Los Angeles members. Get involved in one of our committees and make a difference!
Contact Crystal Fiedler at email@example.com
Or Rachael Zanetos at Rachael.Zanetos@mpgoffice.com
The Membership Committee is responsible for the recruitment of new members and retention of existing members of CREW-LA, as well as being responsible for membership applications, reference checks and all activities that involve gaining membership. This committee plays a vital role by increasing involvement of current members as well as overall membership in CREW-LA.
As part of the membership committee, the group is welcomes new members at monthly lunch and members-only events, to enhance the new members’ feeling of belonging to and comfort in CREW-LA, and following up with non-member guests at lunch programs to encourage them to apply for membership. The committee will also develop a target list of desirable future members and coordinate efforts to contact these target members to solicit their participation in CREW-LA. The committee will create a mid-year questionnaire about member satisfaction with benefits and value of CREW membership to be circulated to all members.
Contact Sarah Spyksma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Stephen Landsman at slandsman@Squarmilner.com
The Programs Committee is responsible for setting the tone of CREW-LA by creating innovative, topical and informative events for CREW-LA members and the commercial real estate community. The committee will plan and present 7 or so monthly lunch programs, featuring experts in the selected subjects of discussion and where possible, partner with other major real estate business groups to increase the visibility of CREW-LA and diverse attendance at the lunch events. The committee will assist the membership committee in welcoming new members at programs, to enhance the new members’ feeling of belonging to and comfort in CREW-LA. The committee will create flyers for each program, prepare articles reviewing each event and take photos at the events, for inclusion in the newsletter and on the website. The Programs committee will interact with publicity and communications to approve press releases and other publicity about each event. The committee will design and circulate a survey to all attendees to solicit feedback and satisfaction with the events.
Member Services Committee
Contact Elizabeth Pell at Elizabeth.Pell@morganstanley.com
The Member Services Committee is responsible for the development and offering of events and services available exclusively to CREW-LA members to increase the value of membership. This will include three skill building programs, three “insider” tours and three evening networking events. In addition, the committee will oversee the “first Thursday” networking events, to be held monthly at several venues throughout LA area and hosted by CREW-LA members. The committee will develop and circulate a survey to all event participants to solicit feedback and member satisfaction with the events. The committee will work with the communications committee and the CREW-LA publicist to prepare flyers and publicity for each event. The committee will also prepare articles reviewing each event and take photos of the event, for the newsletter and website.
Contact Joy de la Cruz at email@example.com
The Communications Committee is responsible for creating and disseminating information regarding CREW-LA, its events and benefits to members and between CREW-LA and the commercial real estate industry. This is accomplished through the CREW-LA website, with frequent updates to the master calendar and information about what we are doing and have done, and publishing a monthly newsletter highlighting our events, member accomplishments and topics of interest to the real estate industry. The committee is also tasked with honing the CREW-LA “brand” and coordinating publicity, promotion and marketing with a consistent and effective message about CREW-LA and its benefits. The committee will update the “value of membership” brochure, which will be used as a marketing and member solicitation tool. The committee will interact with the Programs and Member Services committees to coordinate dissemination of event flyers to the CREW-LA database.
Contact Joyce Soriano-McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for identifying and soliciting annual corporate sponsors as well as sponsors for key events. The committee will coordinate contacting potential sponsors and once committed, to make sure they are receiving benefits, including website logo link and sponsor materials at lunch programs. The committee will also interact with sponsors to solicit their feedback on the value of sponsorship.
National Delegates Committee
Contact Shireen Enayati at email@example.com
Or Trudi Lesser at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Delegates Committee shall represent and act for or vote on behalf of CREW-LA at all council meetings of the CREW Network (the national organization of which we are a part). There are two National Delegates with staggered, two-year terms. National Delegates travel three times per year, to the two Network Leadership Conferences (usually in February and June) and the National Conference (usually in September or October). The National Delegates will also present three programs for CREW-LA members to inform them on the benefits and resources available through Network, including CREWBiz and the free monthly webinars.
Strategic Planning Committee
Newly formed in 2012, this committee will be responsible for periodic reviews and updates of the CREW-LA Strategic Plan, and will prepare quarterly reports to the Board on its recommendations for modifications in the Plan as well as evaluation of CREW-LA’s implementation of the Plan.
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Committee
CREW-LA’s annual event (preempted in 2012 due to California Conference) mixes spirits with fundraising for hand-selected local charity organizations and CREW Network Foundation. This committee plans and executes an exciting wine and food theme for an evening of informal networking, obtains sponsorship for this special event, and solicits silent auction item donations from CREW members, friends of CREW and the community to support a good cause. In past years, the funds raised have been used to endow the CREW-LA/Chris Adams Scholarship at the UCLA Ziman School of Real Estate, to assist HomeAid with building shelters, and to support the CREW Network Foundation. This event is great fun and anticipated annually by the community.