Board of Directors

President - Mary Gerding
President Elect - Jennie Church
Immediate Past
President -
Cecilia Hyun
Director of Finance - Judy Mondry
Director of Programs - Liz Dunlap
Director of Membership - Yulu Li
Director of Communications -
Diane Strojin





CREW Cleveland - 3Q18 Newsletter

Member News

Samantha Licker Babcock, Commercial Account Executive, Chicago Title Insurance Company, welcomed her youngest of three boys, Hayden Babcock, on April 23, 2018 at 9:04 AM, weighing 8lbs and 21.75 inches long.

Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Partner, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, is being inducted as a 2018 Cleveland Marshal College of Law Hall of Fame Honoree.

Shawn Fortner, Sales Associate, CRESCO/Cushman & Wakefield, welcomed her son, Jaxson Winfield Darling, on July 10, 2018 at 8:32 PM, weighing 6lbs 5oz and 19 inches long.

Mary Gerding,CREW Cleveland President, Client Service Executive, Vice President, Hylant Group, was quoted in the Crains article titled "The landscape of diversity and inclusion", as part of the Notable Women in Real Estate section.
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Tammy Greber, CPA, Senior Tax Manager, RSM US LLP, authored an article in Properties Magazine. Key Cybersecurity Considerations. read more

Judy Mondry CREW Cleveland Director of Finance, Principal, Walthall Rea was quoted in the article "Accountants help small businesses develop", a feature in Cleveland Jewish News publication. read more

Five of CREW Cleveland's members were honored among the Notable Women in Real Estate 2018 as published by Crains:

  • Linda Green, State Underwriting Counsel and Commercial Manager, Chicago Title
  • Yulu Li, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Services, Hanna Commercial Real Estate
  • Radhika Reddy, Partner, Ariel Ventures LLC
  • Dyan Tirbaso, Operations Director, First American Title Insurance Co.
  • Diana Whisenant, Executive Managing Director, Hanna Commercial

CREW Members do you have news to share about yourself or another member? Forward updates to the CREW Cleveland Communications Committee:

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upcoming events

Upcoming 2018 Events

October 11th - Foundry Tour

November 15th - New Member Mixer at the offices of American Interiors

December 5th - Holiday Party & Awards at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square

Attention Members - E Blast Announcement Changes

Effective immediately CREW Cleveland members will be receiving e-blast notifications of events and the Cleveland quarterly newsletter through a new software platform. In today's world of ever evolving technology, our prior system has become outdated.

A continuing concern is that each of us has different block/spam tools. If you are not receiving event notices, the local newsletter, a daily Network forum update, or monthly Network updates, please contact Heidi, CREW Cleveland's Administrator, for a remedy ( . We may need to enlist your personal email address for best service.

CREW Cleveland Celebrates its 30th Birthday!
On a beautiful evening this September 13th, Cleveland CREW members and their guests enjoyed the view of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline during the anniversary jubilee. Cocktails and appetizers flowed in a room abuzz with networking and catching up on friendships. Past presidents and past board members reminisced while a three piece ensemble played on. Current member and past president Laura Hengle, classically trained in voice, joined in for a few tunes.
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An anniversary video was prepared for the occasion, highlighting memories of Past Presidents and Board Members and their thoughts on the history of Crew. View Video

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Clicks v Bricks - State of our Malls, Panel Discussion
August 8:

CREW Cleveland met for breakfast on August 8, 2018 at the Oswald Centre downtown to discuss the state of our malls given the ever growing presence of online shopping. Liz Dunlap, Director of Programs for CREW Cleveland, led the panel discussion with three local experts: Kate Miller of Great Lakes Mall, Heather Taylor of Summit Mall, and Kurt Reddick of SouthPark Mall. All three echoed similar themes. There was a general consensus that although online shopping provides convenience, the majority of shoppers still prefer to shop in stores to touch, feel and experience before they buy.
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Help us welcome our newest member:

Kelly Hoy, Chief Legal Officer, GBX Group

Anthony Millman, Account Executive, Millman National Land Services,

Pamela O'Donnell, Business Development Manager, Turner Construction Company,


Join CREW Cleveland in November

Attention Commercial Real Estate Professionals: Invite your colleagues and friends in the Commercial Real Estate industry to join CREW Cleveland this fall. Now is the perfect time to become a member! New members joining after November 1, 2018 for the 2019 calendar year will receive two months of free membership. Pay your 2019 dues and enjoy November and December of 2018 free. We have a few great events left to round out the year - make sure your colleagues don't miss out!


Partner with CREW Cleveland as a Sponsor

CREW Cleveland wants to partner with you and your organization with a menu of sponsorship opportunities. Your firm's name, logo and employees will be in front of the decision-makers in the CRE industry for an entire year... that means on every mailing, at every event and featured prominently on our website. Your organization will be kept at the forefront of our member's minds. In today's marketplace, that constant exposure matters.

To learn more about CREW Cleveland Sponsorship opportunities, or other opportunities to become more involved, contact Mary Gerding ( or 216-856-1617) or Erin Chelune ( or 216-593-7011) for more information.

Sponsor Spotlight - Siegel Jennings

The attorneys of Siegel Jennings (SJ) advocate for fair property taxation on behalf of all taxpayers, striving to achieve immediate results while providing long term strategies that ensure sustainable economic growth.

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