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 - 2Q2018 Newsletter

Member News

Teresa Beasley, Partner at Calfee Strategic Solutions, has been selected as one of Ohio's Top 15 Business Women for 2018. read more

Immediate Past President, Cecilia Hyun, Property Tax Counsel, Siegel Jennings Co, LPA, was recognized at the Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s National Conference in Vancouver with an award for the Article of the Year.

Past President Debora Lasch, started her own law firm April 1, 2018 - Lasch Law, LLC.

CREW Cleveland Membership Chair, Yulu Li, Assistant Vice President, Hanna Commercial Real Estate, was listed in Crain’s Cleveland Business as part of the Class of 2018: Twenty in Their 20s. read more

Keith Raker, Tucker Ellis, has been ranked in Chambers USA for 2018, in its “Recognized Practitioner” category – Band 4, Real Estate (Ohio).

CREW Cleveland Communications Director, Diane Strojin, SVP, The Huntington National Bank, was honored as the top bank employee in Cleveland for Community Service Hours and in the Top 10 Nationwide.

Arleesha Wilson, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, has passed the February 2018 Ohio Bar Exam and will be sworn in as a member of the Ohio Bar on May 7, 2018.

American Interiors introduced ELEVATE, its new Interior Construction Division this June.

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

Friend, follow, retweet and like CREW Cleveland on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and now on Instagram

upcoming events

2018 Events

September 13th - CREW Cleveland 30th Anniversary Celebration & Past President's Event at Nuevo

We are looking for partners to help us make our anniversary event memorable and affordable for members.

30th Anniversary Sponsorship Opportunity Levels

  • Crystal $250 (1 tickets, recognition)
  • Silver $500 (2 tickets, recognition)
  • Pearl $1,000 (4 tickets, recognition)
  • In kind sponsorships are also possible. Recognition includes website, invitations, all Anniversary related emails, and at the event.

If you are interested in finding out how you can be part of this special occasion, please contact me at any time.

Thank you, in advance!

Cecilia Hyun, Immediate past President

Other Upcoming Events - Dates to be Announced

  • Clicks vs Bricks - State of our Malls, Panel Discussion
  • Foundry Tour
  • New Member Mixer
  • Holiday Party & Awards

Strategies for Main Street Success - April 10

The Quarter: Hard Hat Tour & Happy Hour - May 2

Cleveland Athletic Club: Hard Hat Tour & Happy Hour - June 6

To read more about recent events

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A Visit From CREW Network CEO, Wendy Mann - April 13
A chance invitation turned into a great opportunity when Kim Henry at DDR contacted me last year and invited me to visit their company and speak to their Women of Influence group.
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When CREW and Cleveland Collide:
The 2018 CREW Network Spring Leadership Summit

It was here and now it's gone. The 2018 CREW Leadership Summit held June 20-22 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown was by all accounts a glowing success. CREW Network brought great programming to the attendees, a record-breaking 323 at final count, and CREW Cleveland and the city of Cleveland added the polish and shine, despite some cloudy conditions. read more

Spring Summit Scholarship Winners Reflection

The CREW Cleveland Board awarded six scholarships to our membership for attending the CREW Network Summit in Cleveland. Each of the six scholarship winners provided a brief take away from their experience to share with the rest of our Chapter! read more

Event Photos


Help us welcome our newest members:

Kirby Date, Program Manager, The Community Planning Program, Cleveland State University,

Ramona Davis, Vice President/Sr. Business Development Officer, Huntington Bank,

Nan Delahunt, Portfolio Manager – Institutional Real Estate, Citizens Bank,

Michelle Kent, Business Banking Officer, US Bank,

Yuliya Litvak, Underwriter, Love Funding,

Emily Lord, Senior Manager of Business Development, The Albert M. Higley Co,

Rosemary McEntee, Vice President Business Banking, Huntington National Bank,

Mary Moran, Ohio Manager, Chicago Title Insurance Company,

Cyndie O’Bryon, First Vice President, Colliers International Cleveland,

Ciera Parish, Associate Attorney, Jones Day,


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 - Bock & Clark

an NV5 Company: One Source for Commercial Due Diligence Nationwide

Written By: Laura Hengle

Securing the necessary reports to properly assess a commercial real estate property for purchase or sale can be a complicated effort. To ease the strain, it is helpful to use the services of a sole, national, provider of due diligence.

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